The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy offers a PhD in Curriculum Studies with a concentration in Physical Education. An introduction to special populations, together with an examination of topics related to integration, design and objectives of physical activity programming. Be involved in field studies, seminars, internships, and experiential learning opportunities. An introduction to the foundations and principles of coaching sport and physical activities.
Many colleges and Universities offer both Physical Education and Health as one certification. The degree includes 24 weeks of teaching placements over four years in primary, rural area and secondary schools covering Years 1 to 13. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications. The secondary diploma qualifies you as a teacher of health and physical education. An effective physical education program should include engaging lessons, trained P.E. teachers, adequate instructional periods, and student evaluation. The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher. The role of physical activity in personal health and societal mortality and morbidity.
Policies to address insufficient physical activity are operational in 56% of WHO Member States. Throughout the course I have been put out of my comfort zone and also been challenged to see physical education and health through the eyes of all cultures in New Zealand and these have been the best learning experiences yet.
My degree at Massey has opened many windows for opportunity and I went on to pursue my Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) to become a Physical Education and Health teacher. The program includes courses in the major disciplinary areas of physical education as well as courses that include significant clinical and practical experiences. Students interested in pursuing Sports Ministry are recommended to complete a Physical Education major and a Mission and Ministry minor. The physical education teaching K-12 program is designed primarily to prepare you for a career as a physical educator in the public schools in New Mexico and the private sector.
Topics include coaching philosophy, principles of communication and motivation, teaching, physical training and management in athletic coaching. In grades nine through twelve, program offerings will be provided to enable students to meet graduation requirements and to select physical education electives.