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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • 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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