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Teaching Disc Golf

PED-919
3 Credits
Online
4.80/5.00
PED-919
3 Credits
Online
4.80/5.00

What is the Teaching Disc Golf Course?

The Teaching Disc Golf course is designed to give educators the skills needed to effectively teach disc golf to a class or in a small group setting. Educators learn how to teach others to play disc golf, including the disc golf rules and the proper disc golf equipment needed to play the game. Disc golf offers a modern spin on the classic game of golf, creating a great physical activity for players ranging in age from K-12 students to adults.

What Will You Learn?

Students in this course learn how to integrate specific national standards for physical education into a disc golf course. They learn to analyze and recognize movement, exercise physiology, biomechanics and factors that impact physical performance, as well as how to evaluate and critique proper technique. Educators learn how to create a library of curriculum materials and notes, and identify, practice and analyze throwing techniques used in disc golf.

When they complete the course, educators can introduce and implement physical fitness lesson plans for large and small classes and evaluate students’ level of skill. They also will have the ability to select additional or alternative exercise if needed for students that address the same fitness goals of disc golf.

What Are the Assignments and Projects?

The professional development Teaching Disc Golf course is self-paced. Fresno Pacific offers students the opportunity to enroll at any time and take up to one year from the date of registration to complete all assignments. Modules within the course include: 

  • Understanding the Game
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • On the Course
  • Pedagogy and Block Planning
  • Disc Golf on the School Site

Who Should Enroll in the Teaching Disc Golf Course?

The target audience for the Teaching Disc Golf course are K-12 teachers. They learn how to teach disc golf in such a way that promotes socialization, collaboration, teamwork and the development of essential skills and attributes in players. Those include confidence, patience, independence, concentration and problem solving.

What Educators Who Took the Teaching Disc Golf Course Are Saying

“I learned so much from this class...a bit of history, terminology, management, equipment, practice drills and all the playing options in the area and abroad.”

– Educator, Michigan

“This was a fun and informative class. I was able to gain knowledge that I will put into my teaching.”

– Educator, Massachusetts

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Dana Budd

Instructor
Dana Budd received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno and her M.A. in Instruction / Technology and Teaching Credential in Physical Education before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership. Dana now works as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. She works to support student learning through collaborative teams focused on learning, collective inquiry, guaranteed and viable curriculum, and through data-based decisions. She coordinates and oversees the VAPA program, GATE program, Instructional Coaches, Assessment Coordinator, and Professional Development. Dana co-leads the roll-out of MTSS with the district’s Knowledge Development Site and then district-wide through Cohort 1. Dana has worked with administrators, teachers, and students across all grade levels to facilitate high-quality learning, collaboration, and teaming to meet the needs of all students.