May 11, 2021
PESH 410 - Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers
This course provides integration of strategies and activities for incorporating physical education and health into the elementary school setting. Concepts and skills will be introduced for promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Examine and analyze stages of motor development in children moving.
- Demonstrate and apply instructional cues, prompts, physical activities and feedback to facilitate the development of basic motor skills, rhythms, and fitness within the elementary classroom.
- Identify and explain proper risk strategies, safety precautions, supervision, and legal issues relevant to children involved in different settings (i.e., recess, physical activity breaks, gymnasium, playground, field).
- Identify and explain state and health department safety procedures and creates a classroom environment plan which enhances the physical and emotional health of children in the elementary classroom.
- Demonstrate basic awareness of sensory needs, appropriate integration, and modifications as needed in basic motor skills and physical fitness.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural competence in a comprehensive health education program.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Washington Health and Physical Education state learning standards.
- Demonstrate general knowledge of the prevention and management of common illnesses, diseases, and personal safety.
- Demonstrate ability to access resources for adapting curriculum to individual student needs in health and physical education.
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