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Course Description

This course provides an overview of the physical education and health state and national standards and provides a context for how these are addressed in elementary schools and classrooms. Instructional approaches for the integration of physical education and health with other content areas are explored.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and individuals who reside outside the United States.

Course Objectives

  • Week 1
  • Define health and wellness.
  • Summarize the historical development of health education in the United States.
  • Identify school health services and practices. 1.4 Explain why health education is important in the elementary curriculum.
  • Examine national and state standards for health education.
  • Identify recent trends in health education in elementary schools.
  • Identify health education resources and materials.
  • Identify the main content areas in health education.
  • Develop a health education lesson plan.
  • Examine various assessments in health education.
  • Create an activity that includes differentiation or integration of health with other content.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with sensitive health topics.

Week 2

  • Define fitness.
  • Define physical education.
  • Summarize the historical development of physical education in the United States.
  • Explain why physical education is important in the elementary curriculum.
  • Examine national and state standards for physical education.
  • Examine personal views and opinions of fitness and integrating it into the classroom.
  • Develop a physical education lesson plan.
  • Examine assessments in health and physical education.
  • Identify the areas addressed in the national physical education standards.
  • Create an activity that includes differentiation or integration of physical education with another content area.
  • Explain how health can be integrated into the elementary curriculum.

Week 3

  • Identify recent trends in physical education in elementary schools.
  • Identify resources, equipment, and facilities for the physical education curriculum.
  • Identify the areas addressed in the national physical education standards.
  • Examine the importance of physical education within the elementary curriculum.
  • Develop a physical education lesson plan.
  • Summarize the role of an elementary classroom teacher as a movement educator.
  • Review the benefits of recess in the educational process and the role of the classroom teacher in recess.
  • Identify how students can learn social concepts through movement.
  • Identify strategies for motivating students to participate in physical education.
  • Modify a physical education or health lesson plan by integrating it within a content area lesson.

Week 4

  • Explore various learning strategies for integrating health education and physical education.
  • Identify methods and strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Develop ways in which technology can be used in health education and physical education lesson plans.
  • Create an activity that teaches students the severity of bullying.

Week 5

  • Create an activity that integrates health or physical education with another content area.
  • Explain how health and physical education can be integrated into the elementary curriculum.
  • Determine the appropriateness of various physical activities in different school settings.
  • Identify safety concerns when students are engaged in physical activity.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog or please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

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ELEMENTARY METHODS-HEALTH/PE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jul 07, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY METHODS-HEALTH/PE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 11, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY METHODS-HEALTH/PE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Sep 15, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY METHODS-HEALTH/PE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 20, 2020 to Nov 23, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY METHODS-HEALTH/PE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 24, 2020 to Jan 11, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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