NOTE: FALL REGISTRATION OPENS Sept. 1, 2016.
For this course you will need access to:
Students will receive a link to download course documents in a confirmation email sent via our registration system after paying for the course. Please look for this email.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
A comprehensive school physical activity program is focused on promoting physical activity in schools through five key components: quality physical education, before & after school, during school, staff involvement, and family/community involvement. Quality physical education is the foundation of this program. All children, from prekindergarten through grade 12, should participate in quality physical education classes every school day. Physical education helps students develop the knowledge, attitudes, skills, behaviors, and confidence needed to be physically active for life, while providing an opportunity for students to be active during the school day.
This course will provide you with the motivation and tools you need to join other leading professionals in the field of physical education that have already developed a new kind of physical education that is fundamentally different from the stereotypical “roll out the balls and play” classes of decades past that featured little meaningful instruction and lots of humiliation for students who were not athletically coordinated. Professional associations, academic experts, and many teachers across the country are promoting and implementing quality physical education programs that emphasize participation in lifelong physical activity among all students.
PLEASE NOTE: One of the textbooks for this course - Teaching Middle School Education: A Standards Based Approach for Grades 5 - 8 is only available in an electronic format. You will need to watch for an email to gain access to this text.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of this course if for each class participant to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to develop and effectively implement a quality middle school physical education program that contributes to the improved fitness, social behavior, and learning readiness of students.