Kinesiology & Nutrition III: Rest and Recovery

One-semester course. For young adults pursuing an active lifestyle, structured rest and recovery are essential to maintain physical and mental well-being. Especially during stressful times, a well-developed plan keeps students on target in their daily activities–as long as  the plan integrates proven strategies for recovery. 

K&N III: Rest & Recovery builds on the recommendations regarding movement and nutrition covered in Kinesiology and Nutrition I & II. In this course, students will create a weekly action plan that focuses on periods of active recovery to support their fitness and academic goals. Particular attention will be paid to sleep, nutrition, daily maintenance activities, low-impact movement, mental preparation, goal planning, injury management, and activity variety. Specific recovery movements and techniques will be recommended and practiced throughout the semester. This is an ideal course for the already active student, the student looking to increase activity levels, and for the stressed student who needs to properly manage the day-to-day challenges of a busy student life. 

Please note: Courses in the Kinesiology & Nutrition series do not need to be taken sequentially. 
*Alternates with Kinesiology & Nutrition I: Movement and Healthy Choices for the Active Student. Will be offered Fall 2025.




"It was a wonderful class in which my student learned a lot. Not only about nutrition and health but also about designing and presenting quality and eye appealing presentations."
- Parent Course Evaluation, Fall




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    Kinesiology & Nutrition III: Rest and Recovery Information




    • Example Syllabus
    • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
    • Class cap: 20 students.
    • Designed for grades 9-12.
    • High school students may be awarded .5 credit in Physical Fitness or Health upon completion of this course.
    • Taught by Mattias Caro

    Course Materials




    • Click here to purchase the course texts.
      • YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life
      • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Revised Edition, Dan Harris
      • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear
      • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, Dalai Lama


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