Walking for Fitness
What is Walking for Fitness?
Walking for Fitness is an online professional development course that is designed to stress the importance of cardiovascular, muscular and mental fitness development for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your students. The course will help teachers and administrators acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for physical fitness through participation in a carefully monitored walking program. A variety of instructional information and teaching strategies for classroom use is provided.
Who should enroll in Walking for Fitness?
This PE course is for subject-specific teachers, coaches or for any educator interested in integrating lessons on walking into their curriculum. Educators, in grades 5-14, will learn how to analyze their school’s environment and develop strategies for teaching walking in ways that directly address physical education standards.
What will you learn in this online PE course?
This course will directly impact your personal fitness as well as your students. Topics such as nutrition, fitness walk test, warming up and cooling down are covered. Evidence of learning is tied directly to stated objectives and is assessed via personal logs of scheduled fitness walks, fulfilled “fitness walking contracts,” student-taught lessons, a personal dietary journal and a written fitness evaluation. Learning modalities may include videos, podcasts, worksheets, online activities, journal articles and other resources.
This professional development course for coaches and teachers is aligned with three national standards:
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
- SHAPE America's National PE Standards
- Common Core State Standards