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Physical Education/health Content and Curricular Knowledge




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Course level: EDU Graduate

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 course is only available for enrollment to residents of California.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • 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.

Week 2

  • 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.

Week 3

  • 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.

Week 4

  • 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.


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