Ch 13: Health & Physical Education for Children

About This Chapter

This chapter uses engaging video and text lessons to help you review physical education for children. You'll cover children's health and wellness, the importance of physical activity for children, different aspects of physical health programs and more!

Physical Education for Children - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter explain the components and benefits of physical, health and wellness education in schools. Review what is meant by health, wellness, and physical fitness, how to promote health in children and why physical activity helps students to be better learners. After completing this chapter, you will have covered the following topics:

  • Facilitation of healthy behaviors
  • Health risks for children
  • How health and activity impact learning and development in children
  • Exercise program components
  • Motor difficulties in children

This chapter is broken down into a series of short lessons that explain concepts individually in an easy-to-understand manner. Use the timeline tags to skip directly to the points in the lesson you need to cover. After you've completed the lessons, use the practice quizzes and chapter exam to assess how well you've retained the information.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Health & Physical Education for Children
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

1. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

2. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Major Risks to Children's Health

3. Major Risks to Children's Health

This lesson will examine the major risks to children's health. We will also discuss some ways that these deaths could be prevented and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.

How Health Influences Learning in Children

4. How Health Influences Learning in Children

This lesson highlights several common issues that impact health and learning in children. Following the lesson is a short quiz to test what you have learned.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

5. 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.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

6. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

7. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance

Physical activity is any movement of your muscles that uses energy. Physical activity helps you achieve better health, fitness and performance. Learn how the overload principle and specificity principle improve your fitness and performance.

How Physical Activity Impacts Childhood Development

8. How Physical Activity Impacts Childhood Development

Physical activity is an important aspect of childhood development for many reasons. This lesson will explore the importance of physical activity for healthy development and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.

Identifying Motor Skill Difficulties in Children

9. Identifying Motor Skill Difficulties in Children

Find out what motor skills are and the differences between fine and gross skills. Learn about motor skills development and indicators of motor skill dificulties in children.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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