- Discussion groups (in class)
- Practical Application
- Student presentations
- Problem-based learning
- Physical Growth
- Factors that influence physical growth
- Relationship between physical growth and participation in physical activity
- Concept of the growth curve and the implications for participation in physical activity
- Concepts of developmental, skeletal and chronological age and their relationship to participation in sport and fitness activities
- Use of growth standards and anthropometric measures within the context of physical education.
- Effects of social conditions on growth and development
- Health-benefits of physical activity
- Quantity issues regarding physical activity and development – How much is enough?
- Quality issues regarding physical activity and development
- Ministry of Education policy on physical activity in schools
- Characteristics, societal prevalence, and pedagogical implications of
- Type II diabetes
- Multicultural issues in health and fitness teaching
- Health-related fitness including:
- muscular strength
- muscular endurance
- cardiorespiratory (cardiovascular)
- body composition
- Components of skill-related fitness, including:
- Reaction time
- Training concepts
- Overload, specificity and progression
- Reversibility and maintenance
- Dose and response
- Fitness prescription
- Stages in lifestyle change
- Factors that influence change in health behaviours
- Personal Factors
- Self-management skills
- Discuss the role of physical fitness assessment with respect to exercise programs
- Introduce relevant field tests of fitness assessment for school-aged populations
- Describe the purposes of physical fitness assessment
- Selecting pedagogical orientation:
- Innovative practices
- Traditional practices
- Assessing and creating warm-up and the cool-down phases of fitness activities
- Applying physical fitness training principles for children
- Identifying physical fitness demands of physical education units
- Adapting physical education units to meet health-related fitness goals
- Identifying factors associated with injury prevention
- Adapting fitness curriculum for individual differences and students with special needs
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- complete a comprehensive field analysis of a student’s fitness in relation to health criteria,
- analyze and adapt existing physical education units to meet health-related fitness goals,
- describe the risk factors and implications of childhood obesity and type II diabetes,
- describe key growth and maturation indicators and their relationship to participation in sports and fitness activities, and
- identify third party health and fitness resources relevant to ones teaching needs.
The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based on:
- Adherence to college evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations.
- A developmental approach to evaluation that is sequenced and progressive.
- Evaluation is used as a teaching tool for both students and instructors.
- Commitment to student participation in evaluation through such processes as self and peer evaluation, and program/ instructor evaluation.
The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:
|Curriculum Analysis Project||25%|
|Mini Research Assignment(s)||20%|
|Mini lesson(s) teaching and/or labs||25%|
|Exam(s) and/or Quizzes||30%|
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor's Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.