Health & Physical Education

The Health and Physical Education program is designed to give the students varied opportunities to learn the need for lifelong skills in health and physical exercise. This is accomplished through physical fitness training, knowledge of health maintenance, good nutrition, and through the skills and values fostered in competitive sports, activities, and games.

A variety of programs in the department allows students the opportunity to develop a good work ethic, self-discipline, an ability to seek and work toward group and individual goals, and an ability to handle success and failure. The Eighth Grade course offers an etiquette class as a part of the curriculum. 

All classes are taught stretching techniques, cardiorespiratory exercises, plyometric and endurance drills, as well as personal wellness. Each year students are taught lifetime skills and sports including bowling, jogging,fitness training, jumping rope, shuffleboard, volleyball, handball, soccer, basketball, recreational games and floor hockey.

Health projects on each grade level promote an understanding of issues which affect young women today. Eighth grade health topics include: physical components of physical fitness. Freshman health components include such topics as fitness and CPR. Sophomore and Senior health topics include: food, nutrition, diet, eating disorders, heart related topics and fitness.


Health & PE 8, I and II


CYCLING - Sophomores / Juniors / Seniors - Elective - ½  credit
Are you up for a great cardiovascular workout?  This course will help you achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness through cycling.  

RUNNING - Sophomores / Juniors / Seniors - Elective - ½ credit
This course focuses on the mechanics and development of proper running/jogging technique. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of minimal and maximum CO2 activities.
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in Covington, Louisiana. Founded in 1903, SSA perpetuates the Benedictine tradition of balancing prayer, work, study, and community in developing adolescent girls into Christian women grounded in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith. St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic girls high school of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As such it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at its schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.