Physical Education Department


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PE Meets Personal & Professional Goals

With a goal of promoting lifelong interest in physical activity, wellness and emergency response, North's Physical Education department offers a variety of courses to match student interests, achieve personal and professional goals, and meet academic requirements.

Varied Student Needs

If you are completing an AA degree at North, you may apply 3 PE credits toward general elective needs and may also apply the 3-credit First Aid & Personal Safety course toward general electives.

If you need to complete first aid and CPR for jobs, you can take the First Aid & Personal Safety class, gaining more practice and practical application of the information than in a traditional one-day course.

If you wish  to meet personal health and fitness objectives, take activity classes for credit and numerical grade, for credit with a pass/no pass grade, or audit (no credit, no grade).

Running Start students wanting to finish high school PE diploma requirements can do so by enrolling in activity courses.

PE Instructor Values “Gift” of Helping Students Become Healthier

Trish Root
PE Faculty

Instructor Trish Root wants students to feel comfortable trying new movements and activities while increasing longevity and also improving their quality of life.


Physical Education was the best class I have ever taken with my lovely teacher Trish Root! I made new friends and had the most fun I have had since I was a kid. Teamwork, positive class climate and a variety of activities —in a PE class!

—Huda K.

Physical Education Department

Trish Root
(206) 934-4593

Math & Science Division

IB 2429
Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)
Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Alissa Agnello

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