Health and Exercise (HEX) is a holistic approach to health and physical education. The semester course focuses on the fundamentals of biomechanics, anatomy & physiology, the principles of training as well as the opportunity to design and implement a personal conditioning program. Students participate in both classroom and gym activities. Evaluation is based on participation, lab work, quizzes, tests, and a semester project.
Health & Exercise Sciences
At Seattle Prep, health and fitness education build a strong foundation of practical application and knowledge by utilizing both academic and kinesthetic experiences. The Health & Exercise Sciences (HEX) department is dedicated to developing the physical abilities and character of each student in order to foster healthy and productive lives.
We seek to incorporate the concept of “persona curae” into the core of the physical education of our students by developing the students’ mental, social, physical, emotional and intellectual abilities. The HEX faculty strives to instill in each student a lifelong appreciation of health and physical well-being. It is our goal to enhance the daily lives of our students.
Marcene Sullivan is a graduate from the University of Washington, where she played volleyball for the Huskies, Marcene earned a BA in Kinesiology. She joined the Prep community in 1986. Along with teaching, Marcene began a coaching career in 1983 that includes volleyball, softball, track, and basketball. She spent six years as Head Volleyball Coach at Pacific Lutheran University before taking over the Seattle Prep volleyball program. Marcene also spent three summers playing and coaching volleyball internationally in Europe, England and Australia.
Sophomore students take one semester of a wellness-based classroom course. Students explore current health issues through class discussion, guest speakers, class activities and projects. Students reflect upon and assess their behaviors as related to their personal health and well-being, so they are capable of making informed choices. Evaluation is based on participation, classroom activities, an individual project, and two comprehensive exams.
Life Fitness is designed to promote exercise and sportsmanship. Students participate in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional team and individual sports on and off campus. There is an effort to reinforce concepts learned in the freshman Health and Exercise Science course. Students are evaluated on cooperation and participation.