Ch 13: Exercise Physiology & Fitness for Physical Education

About This Chapter

Its time to hit the gym! Strengthen your understanding of teaching physical education while you gain specific information about developing activities to build and assess the active development of the young learners in your P.E. classroom.

Exercise Physiology & Fitness for Physical Education - Chapter Summary

The goal of physical education is to promote the healthy physical development of all students. In this chapter, professional instructors will guide you through the important elements of teaching and assessing exercise physiology and fitness in a P.E. setting. You will learn aerobic endurance, cardiorespiratory, strength-building, and flexibility activities to use with the young people in your class. Specific examples and explanations presented in the chapter will help you think about talking to your students about the importance of exercise and how you will assess their fitness progress. Enjoy your learning experience as you prepare to get those children moving!

When you have completed the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of exercise physiology and physical fitness
  • Develop and demonstrate cardiorespiratory and aerobic fitness activities for all age and ability levels
  • Develop and demonstrate strength-building and flexibility exercises for all age and ability levels
  • Assess fitness and endurance progress with all students

The lessons in this chapter are presented through brief, engaging lessons designed to enhance your knowledge of exercise physiology and fitness training in a P.E. classroom. Each lesson has an accompanying transcript and self-assessment quiz to enhance your learning. In addition, you can use the Timeline feature of the video recorder to review specific areas of each lesson. Be sure to track your progress on your dashboard.

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: Exercise Physiology & Fitness for Physical Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

1. Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

In this lesson, you will learn about exercise physiology and the role it plays in fitness. You'll also learn about the areas of specialization and goals of exercise physiology.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

2. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

Developing Aerobic Endurance

3. Developing Aerobic Endurance

What is aerobic endurance, and how do you increase this metric that is beneficial for so many sports? This lesson describes its basic principles and outlines how to develop skills and ensure safety while practicing.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

4. Cardiorespiratory Fitness Activities for Various Levels

Cardiorespiratory fitness is important at all ages and at all levels of development. This lesson will explore the many different types of fitness activities for various levels of fitness. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Techniques & Resources

5. Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Techniques & Resources

In this lesson we review ways to assess cardiorespiratory fitness. We describe the resources and techniques utilized to perform these tests and monitor endurance levels. We also elaborate on self-assessment techniques as well.

Developing Strength & Muscle Endurance

6. Developing Strength & Muscle Endurance

In this lesson we review ways to develop both strength and muscle endurance. We discuss principles and processes for achieving these skills and physiological goals along with crucial safety practices as well.

Activities for Building Strength & Muscular Endurance

7. Activities for Building Strength & Muscular Endurance

Workout fads come and go. New ways to lose weight and gain strength are always being touted as the latest, greatest thing. Most are gimmicky and expensive. There are many things that you can do at home or with limited gym equipment to build strength and muscular endurance.

Assessing Strength & Muscular Endurance

8. Assessing Strength & Muscular Endurance

In this lesson, we'll discuss assessing muscular endurance and strength, including assessment techniques and self-evaluations. We'll also discuss the safety of specific exercises and equipment.

Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

9. Flexibility in Fitness: Definition, Stretches & Exercises

Flexibility is important in fitness because it allows for better performance when playing sports or exercising, and during your day-to-day activities, it makes bending, walking, and lifting easier. In this lesson, you will learn how stretching and certain types of exercises can help improve flexibility.

Developing Flexibility: Principles & Skills

10. Developing Flexibility: Principles & Skills

In this lesson, we will tackle two questions: Why do I need flexibility? How do I gain flexibility? Stretching and flexibility help us stay limber, remain injury free, improve performance, and generally achieve better health and wellness.

Assessing Flexibility: Techniques, Resources & Self-Assessment

11. Assessing Flexibility: Techniques, Resources & Self-Assessment

In this lesson, we assess flexibility and discuss resources and techniques for doing so. We also review methodologies for self-assessment. We elaborate on seven of the most popular tests that are available to measure flexibility.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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