EDUC550 Elementary School Health and Physical Education (3 semester hours)

Through interconnected activities, this course prepares elementary teacher candidates to address health education topics and physical education and movement to enhance children's learning. The course examines strategies related to developing children's motor skills, fitness, and appreciation of a healthy lifestyle. Topics such as physical growth and maturation, equipment and facilities, classroom management of physical movement activities, psychosocial factors, adaptations for diverse learners, assessment, and health/physical education lesson integration across elementary core curriculum will be addressed.