Teaching Individual Sports

  • PED-908
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.85 out of 5 stars

What is the Teaching Individual Sports course?

In this online professional development course, educators learn to build quality individual sports units to encourage participation in regular physical activity for life-long fitness. Explore sport history, rules, practice routines, strategies, sport-specific physical conditioning exercises and selection of proper attire and equipment. A variety of instructional information will be provided on websites regarding individual sports. Three of the following individual sports may be used for course study: aquatics, aerobics, badminton, weight training, bowling, running, track, kickboxing, golf, archery, wrestling, tennis or another individual sport approved by the instructor.       

Who is the Teaching Individual Sports online course for?

The Teaching Individual Sports online course is designed for K - 12 teachers who teach sports but want to have a better understanding of the history, rules, routines, and strategies that come with these physical activities. The course is self-paced with up to a year to complete. This allows working teachers to have the flexibility to learn and also apply skills they have learned immediately in the classroom.  

What will you learn in this online PD course?

Educators will learn new skills through Internet research, field observations, interacting with the course instructor, and developing tools and lesson plans. This course will allow educators to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills to teach a variety of individual sports activities 
  • Develop, teach and evaluate a series of lessons to adapt to classroom practice
  • Analyze and compare health fitness benefits  
  • Design handouts and quizzes including rules and scoring 
  • Learn equipment safety  
  • Participate in a personal sport activity      


“The course was well organized. I was able to complete it in a timely manner. I will apply what I learned to my students.”

-Teacher, California    


NOTE: You are required to purchase any textbook that covers teaching/playing individual sports. 

Search for more online PE courses for teachers from Fresno Pacific University and earn graduate-level PD units today!   

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