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AEPA Physical Ed: The Nervous System - Chapter Summary
The AEPA Physical Education test covers facts about the body's central and peripheral nervous systems as they relate to movement. These lessons look at the following topics that can aid in your study:
- Differences in the central and peripheral nervous systems
- The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and their functions
- How the nervous system is organized
- Responses of the nervous system
As you fire up those neurons on how our body parts stay connected, you can travel at your own pace and watch the videos when you want. Studying each video can also include using a
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AEPA Physical Ed: The Nervous System - Chapter Objectives
Passing the AEPA Physical Education is exam is one of Arizona's requirements for certification to teach the subject. The test, like the lesson quizzes in our study guide, consists entirely of multiple-choice questions.
Material covered in this Nervous System chapter will be included in the growth and motor development content domain of the AEPA exam, which makes up 25 percent of the entire physical education test. This chapter's lessons may help you answer questions that cover the exam's objectives of understanding anatomy and physiology principles as related to physical fitness and motion.
1. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral
What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.
2. The Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Did you know that hammerhead sharks and platypuses share a special type of sensory neuron that humans and most other animals don't have? In this lesson, you'll find out what that sensory neuron and a whole lot of others can do. You'll also learn how the nervous system is organized and the differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
3. The Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
In this lesson, you'll learn about two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Watch as a hiker, Phil, runs away from a terrifying bear and see how these systems react to the impending danger!
4. Functions of the Nervous System
In this lesson, we'll watch Timmy as he plays in his backyard. Watch what happens when he tries to catch a butterfly, hears a mean dog bark, and scrapes his knee. All of Timmy's reactions are tied to his nervous system. For a full explanation of what goes on in the human nervous system, check out the video!
5. Physiological Processes of the Nervous System
Your nervous system is like your body's personal computer, constantly collecting, sorting and responding to all the information around you. Read on to learn more about how this happens.
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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 Digestive System
- AEPA Phys Ed: Physical Activity & the Body
- AEPA Phys Ed: Motor Development & Learning
- AEPA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics
- 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