Insufficient physical activity is 1 of the 10 leading risk factors for death worldwide. Students majoring in Physical Education will be required to have a minor in Secondary Education. The Physical Education program is offered as a general major and a minor Additionally, a minor in Coaching is also offered. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required that all school districts with a federally funded school meal program develop wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. Recently most elementary schools have specific health classes for students as well as physical education class.
This course introduces the student to philosophical reflections on physical education and sport and examines existing theories about physical education and sport in our society. National and local authorities are also adopting policies in a range of sectors to promote and facilitate physical activity. Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, cycling, or doing sports – has significant benefits for health. Physical education is a comprehensive field that engages individuals of all ages, abilities, and cultures in movement experiences that contribute to their growth and development. The Standards reflect what a physically educated student should know and be able to do at each grade level (K-12). For additional health benefits, adults should increase their moderate-intensity physical activity to 300 minutes per week, or equivalent.
In your second and third years you’ll have the opportunity to take modules linked to outdoor adventure activities – athletics, swimming, adapted PE and more – including a field trip to an outdoor education centre in the Brecon Beacons. Opportunity to observe the art of teaching and the act of learning in physical education classes at the secondary level.
Active Schools: Core 4+ is a set of strategies to increase student physical activity and improve academic learning. The major in Physical Education offers preparation for teaching positions in public and private elementary and secondary schools in Tennessee. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas. Gillian has been a teacher of physical education and dance in Sussex for 18 years.
At Redeemer, we not only teach you about physical education, but put your learning to use outside of the classroom. This push towards health education is beginning in the intermediate level, including lessons on bullying, self-esteem and stress and anger management.