Back to Top

Teaching Individual Sports

3 Credits
3 Credits

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.

This course is applicable towards the Physical Education Teaching Certificate.

More courses that may interest you:

Anita Young

My family emigrated to America from Holland when I was nine. My siblings and I were active in many sports and excelled in them while we were learning English. In college, I chose to study to be a teacher and imitate the teachers who had given me confidence and direction. I have been a teacher for 30+ years and have taught all levels and many teachers. I find that passionate teachers are invested in their students' learning as much as in their subject. One of my fondest memories is a parent who told me that her son had chosen to be a pastor and credited me with inspiring him to serve. After sharing my faith testimony with my 9th graders, their responses were that I should speak in chapel; then they organized themselves to clean up the campus to show an example of Christ-like leadership. Some of the finest compliments ever given me were the student teachers assigned to me from Fresno State after my students had repeatedly scored the highest in the district on the STAR tests. Through Fresno Pacific, I get to work with teachers and share their experiences and stories.