- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 146
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
The resources in this course cover everything you'll need to know about health, wellness and physical fitness for the NES Physical Education exam. These lessons are a fast and easy way to brush up on information that you may have grown rusty on or to catch up on topics you might have missed in school. Included in the course are practice quizzes that can help you solidify your understanding of early childhood education topics. You can access the course at any time of day or night, and our subject matter experts are available and happy to answer questions.
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Syllabus & Course Information
The course covers the types of early childhood education topics that appear on the NES Physical Education exam. You'll strengthen your understanding of human growth/development as well as the components of quality physical education programs. When you're finished working through the course, you should be able to:
- Compare physical, cognitive and emotional growth and development
- Describe the importance of lifelong wellness and physical activity
- Evaluate the parts and functions of the human muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems
- Explain how physical activity affects the body
- Outline several types of sports and recreational activities
- Distinguish between cardio-respiratory, strength, and flexibility exercises
- Name positive fitness behaviors
- Use strategies for supporting student development through physical education
- Design and evaluate physical education programs
- Recognize guidelines and legal considerations for safety in physical education
Divided into 18 chapters, this course's 130 lessons offer an intensive test preparation method. Watch these fun lessons whenever you have free time, and take the accompanying self-assessments to master the material.
NES Physical Education (506) Exam Information
States like Arizona, Oregon and New Mexico use this NES exam as part of the teacher certification process for physical education.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Physical Education (506) Exam Breakdown
|NES Physical Education (506) Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Physical Education (506) Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Growth and motor development||25%||38||56|
|Lifelong physical fitness||25%||37||27|
|The physical education program||25%||37||18|
Preparing & Registering for the NES Physical Education Exam
This course provides you with strategies to correctly answer questions on the NES Physical Education exam. Each chapter provides a series of short text and video lessons on specific subject areas. Lessons can be viewed as many times as you'd like until you feel you've mastered the topics. Each lesson comes with a corresponding quiz that tests you on the essential information covered in that lesson. In addition, both the quizzes and the supplemental chapter exams will give you a good idea of the types of questions you can expect on the NES Physical Education test.
Registration for the NES Physical Education exam takes place online. Although you can register for the exam year-round, appointments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so it's a good idea to sign up as early as you can. When you register, you'll choose which schools or state agencies you want to receive a copy of your score.
Scoring the NES Physical Education Exam
The national benchmark score for the NES Physical Education exam is 220, but your state may have different requirements. You'll get a copy of your scaled score when you finish the test, with the full score reports released two weeks later. Scores are compiled from four content domain areas, with each area making up a quarter of the total score. You'll have three hours to complete the entire test.
Growth and Motor Development
Percentage of test: Approximately 25%
Exam topics covered: Stages, characteristics, and milestones of cognitive, physical, emotional, and social growth throughout the entire lifespan; anatomy and physiology of the human body in the context of fitness and movement; and theories, characteristics, and components of motor development and learning
What you'll study: In this study guide, you'll find lessons on growth and development through childhood and the rest of life. Body systems - including the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, and digestive systems - are discussed in detail. Other lessons examine body and energy systems that contribute to movement and fitness. You can also study the factors that affect fitness and performance, and perceptual, sensory, and motor development.
Percentage of test: Approximately