About This Chapter
AEPA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics - Chapter Summary
Among other topics, the AEPA Phys Ed test will test your knowledge of movement, kinesiology, and biometrics. This chapter will help you brush up on these concepts with brief lessons on the following:
- Fundamental movement concepts
- Motor skills and movement biomechanics principles
- Applications of biomechanics to exercise
- Locomotor and non-locomoter skills
- Skills used for object control
- Activities for developing movement skills
- Similar movement concepts across different tasks
Lessons can be completed at your own pace and revisited as many times as you'd like. Use the bold keywords to identify essential concepts. We include a corresponding quiz with each lesson to test your understanding, as well as a more comprehensive chapter exam.
1. Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality
What are the fundamental movement skills? Why are they useful? Can movement based instruction help with other skills? These are some of the ideas we will be discussing in this lesson.
2. Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns
In this lesson, we review how biomechanics and kinesiology relate to both motor skills and movement patterns. We also discuss some of the basic principles of each and how they relate to human movement, the brain, muscles, and the body.
3. Using Biomechanics for Safe & Efficient Exercise
In this lesson you explore ways to use biomechanics for safe and efficient exercise. You define biomechanics and you learn how they apply to some of the most popular sports in the world. You also learn about types of muscles and muscle movements.
4. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples
We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.
5. What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics
There are three fundamental body movement skills typically taught in elementary physical education. They are locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. This lesson defines and explains non-locomotor skills.
6. Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements
In this lesson we will review object control skills and manipulative skills. We will identify specific characteristics and crucial elements of the skills, as well.
7. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities
In this lesson, we will discuss ways to develop movement skills. These will include locomotor, nonlocomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.
8. Promoting the Use of Similar Movement Concepts
If you are a PE teacher, then you want your students to be able to practice and perform the same skills in a variety of contexts. This lesson discusses what you can do to promote the use of similar movement concepts.
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Other chapters within the AEPA Physical Education (NT506): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Phys Ed: Growth & Development
- AEPA Phys Ed: Wellness & Activity
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Skeletal System
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Muscular System
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Circulatory System
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Respiratory System
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Nervous System
- AEPA Phys Ed: The Digestive System
- AEPA Phys Ed: Physical Activity & the Body
- AEPA Phys Ed: Motor Development & Learning
- AEPA Phys Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities
- AEPA Phys Ed: Exercise & Body Composition
- AEPA Phys Ed: Weight Management
- AEPA Phys Ed: Responsible Personal & Social Behaviors
- AEPA Phys Ed: Supporting Student Development
- AEPA Phys Ed: Organizing & Evaluating Phys Ed Programs
- AEPA Phys Ed: Maintaining a Safe Environment
- AEPA Physical Education Flashcards