Teaching Health and Physical Education
Students learn how to coordinate and implement an elementary school physical education program. They gain health education and wellness instructional procedures based on mental, emotional, physical, and social characteristics of elementary/middle school children. The health education curriculum includes nutrition, safety and first aid, family life, death, divorce, drugs, aging, dental health, disease control and prevention, environment, self-concept, the human body, and mental health.
Contemporary fitness activities and skill development are presented in physical education segments. Appropriate use of instructional technology is integrated into Instruction of content and pedagogy.
18 hours including 6 hours from PED 123-155, 208, 308, and 12 additional hours approved by the program director.