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Physical Education Content & Curricular Knowledge

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Format

$1620

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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14 Dec 2021

Enroll by 1pm Central: 10 Dec 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 18 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Physical Education Content & Curricular Knowledge

Course level: EDU Graduate

This course explores the secondary physical education classroom teaching and assessment strategies, and national and state standards. Candidates examine topics including developing motor skills through activities, developing levels of physical fitness, understanding principles of human movement, developing and practicing social skills, and the value of fair play in games and sports. Candidates develop skills in selecting, designing, and adapting instruction for diverse student populations. The course also emphasizes classroom and sport/field management skills and safety as they relate to physical education instruction. This course is only available for enrollment to residents of California.

Prerequisites

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

  • Interpret your state’s teacher licensure examinations for physical education (PE). 
  • Explain a rationale that supports including PE in the secondary curriculum. 
  • Explain the benefits of PE in schools. 
  • Examine current themes and trends for teaching PE. 

Week 2

  • Examine state and national PE standards. 
  • Describe the sequencing of activities for student success. 
  • Evaluate the characteristics of both formative and summative assessment in PE. 
  • Describe how a variety of assessments can create a process of continuous feedback for students. 
  • Describe how data from assessments will guide instructional decisions. 

Week 3

  • Review approaches to unit and lesson planning for developing motor skills, physical fitness, and human movement. 
  • Research innovative instructional strategies and materials. 
  • Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage PE students. 

Week 4

  • Explore strategies for effective classroom management as it pertains to PE. 
  • Describe how effective classroom management improves student learning
  • Research data on injuries during physical activity. 
  • Discuss creating a learning environment that promotes safety, inclusion, tolerance, and appreciation of diversity. 

Week 5

  • Describe strategies for matching equipment and activities with student skill levels. 
  • Explore strategies for creating an inclusive environment for diverse students. 
  • Differentiate a lesson for a diverse set of students. 
  • Investigate why students feel marginalized in PE and solutions for promoting inclusion. 

Week 6

  • Explore strategies for teaching nutrition. 
  • Explore strategies for teaching the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics and drug abuse, and use of tobacco. 
  • Research the standards for self-responsibility, social interaction, and group dynamics across several grade levels. 
  • Discuss strategies that promote fair play during physical activities.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

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.

Still have questions?

Speak to an enrollment representative.
(866) 354-1800

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(866) 354-1800

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Why UOPX

Why take courses at
University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor 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.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education 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 teacher education courses are 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 or not 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 to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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