This course establishes a context for teaching and assessing K-8 students in physical education and health based on a scope and sequence, and on state and national standards. Candidates examine framework-based teaching strategies effective in helping K-8 students develop a variety of motor skills and abilities, recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, gain knowledge of human movement, learn the rules and strategies of games and sports, and develop self-confidence and self-worth. They also examine framework-based teaching strategies effective in helping their students achieve the goals of lifelong health; recognize nutrition; acknowledge risks associated with drugs and alcohol; understand growth and development; and utilize health-related information, products, and services. Additionally, this course explores instructional approaches for integrating physical education and health with other content.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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 only available for enrollment to residents of California.
- Identify the purpose and scope of health education and physical education.
- Examine state and national health education standards.
- Examine state and national physical education standards.
- Research effective strategies for teaching motor skills.
- Research the foundations of human movement.
- Examine strategies for teaching rules and strategies of games and sports.
- Analyze strategies for helping students develop self-confidence and self-worth through PE.
- Develop strategies for helping students achieve the goals of lifelong health and a healthy lifestyle.
- Explain how growth and development impacts instruction and the classroom environment.
- Examine strategies for teaching students how to determine the validity of health products and services such as diet or nutrition products.
- Examine innovative strategies for teaching nutrition.
- Examine teaching strategies for teaching the risks of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
- Design an integrated instructional unit.
- Analyze ways to address literacy through physical education and health.
- Describe how collaboration can enhance the learning experience for students.
- Describe ways to modify physical education and health content for diverse learners.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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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.
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