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Teaching Elementary Physical Education

3 Credits
3 Credits

What is Teaching Elementary Physical Education?

The Teaching Elementary Physical Education course will allow educators to enhance even the best elementary grades physical education programs. Students enrolled in the graduate-level course will learn about many introductory and fitness activities, along with numerous lead-up and lesson-focus games that they can incorporate into their curriculum. The course starts with physical education goals and objectives, leading participants through such innovative topics as movement learning, curriculum planning, class management and legal liability.

Who should enroll in Teaching Elementary Physical Education?

This physical education online professional development course is for PE and classroom teachers, grades K-6, who want to build a physical education program at their school or help enhance their current PE program. Whether you have been a PE teacher for a while or are new to this specialty, you can build foundational knowledge to teach quality physical education. Learn an array of physical activities that equip you to teach with confidence from your first day.

What will you learn in this online PE course?

This course will lead participants through such innovative topics as movement, learning, curriculum planning, class management, and equipment. The many introductory and fitness activities, along with numerous lead-up and lesson-focus games, will enhance even the best physical education programs. Using online tools, reading the textbook and interacting with your instructor, learn how to:

  • Inventory the physical education equipment at your school
  • Study equipment construction and care
  • Create a semester calendar of the units you will cover in your PE program
  • Review guidelines for exercising children safely
  • Develop a physical education curriculum plan
  • Implement fitness activities and various sports into your school and more!

National Standards

Based on National Physical Education Standards, this course gives educators the tools and information needed to appropriately address these standards in their classroom. This professional development course for teachers and PE teachers is aligned to two national standards:

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • SHAPE America's National PE Standards

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.

“This course hit on all the important topics to becoming a successful PE teacher. Classroom management and detailed lesson planning that allows for everybody moving and learning simultaneously.”

–Teacher, Massachusetts

Fresno Pacific University offers a wide range of online PE courses for teachers. Look for additional courses today!

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