May 10, 2021
PESH 280 - Foundations of Physical Education and School Health
Fundamental issues, theories, paradigms, constructs, history, and experiences necessary for an understanding of teaching Health and Physical Education as a profession and lifestyle.
Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Identify historical and contemporary influences on public school physical education and list five major historical events that have shaped health education as a profession.
- Critique, edit, and rewrite work samples to improve the quality of content and structure.
- Demonstrate an effectiveness in critical reflection about current issues in physical education.
- Define key terms and concepts related to infectious and noninfectious diseases such as risk factors, common signs and symptoms, general treatment options and prevention and screening approaches.
- Demonstrate effective presentation skills by presenting their own philosophy of health and a philosophy of teaching physical education.
- Apply ethical principles to the practice of health education and physical education along with the principles of volunteerism.
- Describe and discuss the determinants of health and health behavior.
- Describe and apply the following models used in Health Education: Health Belief Model, PRECEDE/PROCEED Model, Transtheoretical Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Adoption Diffusion Model, and others.
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