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EED/425

Elementary Methods-Health/pe

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

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

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

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.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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