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- Available Lessons: 256
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryGet ready to take the GACE Health & Physical Education assessment by reviewing the materials provided in this study guide. Engaging lessons cover all the topics you could be tested on, and multiple-choice quizzes help you see how well you'll do on test day.
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About This Course
You'll be set for addressing the questions on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Health & Physical Education test after you've finished checking out this study guide. You'll be able to refresh your memory on several important topics and perhaps even pick up some new information along the way. The content across this prep course goes over the following:
- Human development stages
- Fine and gross motor skill development
- Sports and fitness and regular physical activity
- Healthy diets, nutrition and major health problems
- Personal safety precautions and prevention of injuries
- Sexual health issues and concepts
- Relationship and communication types
- Drug types and substance abuse
- Mental and emotional health issues
- Health and physical education classroom management techniques
- Curriculum and assessments for physical education
This course was last updated in 2019.
About the Exam
The GACE Health & Physical Education assessment is divided into two tests and has a total of 170 multiple-choice questions, with each test asking 85 questions. There are three subareas on the first test and four subareas on the second test. This is a computer-based assessment that gives you the flexibility of taking the tests one at a time or combined in a single session.
GACE Health & Physical Education Preparation & Registration
This effective study guide will help you avoid being caught off-guard by any of the questions you're faced with throughout the GACE Health & Physical Education assessment. Some specific targets of the engaging video lessons include issues with changing family patterns, the causes of eating disorders and the various benefits of regular physical activity. You can gauge your level of comfort with each lesson you complete by taking a handy self-assessment quiz.
In order to be able to test on the day you want, you'll need to register at least two days beforehand. Registration may be conveniently completed online or by phone. There are several different testing periods scattered throughout the year for this assessment, with most of the testing windows being about a week long.
GACE Health & Physical Education Scoring
A passing score of 220 is required on each of the two tests that make up the GACE Health & Physical Education assessment. As soon as you complete the tests you'll be able to see your unofficial score. Your official score report can be viewed online no more than three weeks from when you take the test.
Mental and Emotional Health/Professional Issues
Estimated percentage of Test I: 25%
Exam topics covered: Emotional well-being, stress management, risky behaviors, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, self-destructive behavior, quality of health information sources, goal-setting and program implementation
What you'll study: This thorough study guide includes chapters on mental and emotional health, relationships and professionalism in the field that address these topics.
Personal Health and Wellness, Sexual Health and Nutrition
Estimated percentage of Test I: 40%
Exam topics covered: Personal hygiene, anatomy and physiology, various developmental stages, disease prevention, the immune system, the human reproductive system, pregnancy, STDs, balanced diets and dietary disorders
What you'll study: This study guide contains a chapter targeting personal health issues, including disease and hygiene, a chapter on sexual health and one that addresses nutrition and eating disorders.
Safety and Injury Prevention and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Estimated percentage of Test I: 35%
Exam topics covered: Weather emergencies, personal safety concerns, abuse and violence, accident causes, substance abuse, drug classification and dependency treatment
What you'll study: There are numerous lessons within the study guide focused on personal safety and injury prevention as well as drug and substance abuse.
Basic Sciences of Physical Education
Estimated percentage of Test II: 20%
Exam topics covered: Kinesiology, flexibility and the main muscle groups
What you'll study: While you're reviewing this study guide you'll see a chapter on the basics of physical education that covers these issues.
Motor Learning and Motor Development
Estimated percentage of Test II: 15%
Exam topics covered: Motor-learning concepts, influential factors in motor learning and movement patterns and principles
What you'll study: This study guide has a chapter focused on motor skill development issues.
Sports, Activities and Fitness
Estimated percentage of Test II: 30%
Exam topics covered: Performance elements in team sports, skills and rules for various sports, outdoor and adventure activities and training principles
What you'll study: You'll get to review a part of this study guide pertaining to key sports, physical activity and fitness issues.
Instructional Principles and Professionalism in Physical Education
Estimated percentage of Test II: 35%
Exam topics covered: Classroom management, motivating students, positive relationships, self-management skills, instructional feedback, applying technology in physical education, assessing students who have disabilities and different fitness assessments
What you'll study: There's material in this study guide looking at physical education curriculum and assessment in addition to health and physical education classroom management practices.
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