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Ch 1: Introduction to Physical Education

About This Chapter

In this chapter you'll learn about numerous developments and issues within physical education such as the benefits of recess in elementary schools. There are quizzes for each lesson that allow you to quickly gauge your grasp of the material.

Introduction to Physical Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons give you a broad introduction to physical education and a number of its components. You can find out about legal considerations for physical education and examine trends in physical education. You'll have knowledge of the following once you are done viewing the lessons:

  • NASPE standards
  • Exercise physiology goals
  • A teacher's role in physical education at the elementary and secondary levels
  • Effects that substance abuse has on students' health and behaviors
  • Overload, progression and specificity training principles
  • Skill-related physical fitness vs. health-related physical fitness
  • Aerobics, strength training and stretching
  • Various benefits of consistent physical activity

Our professional instructors utilize video learning resources to cover the array of physical education topics in the chapter. For each video you watch there will be an aligned lesson transcript to look over while you're studying. The video tags in the timeline come in handy when you want to either return to an earlier video segment for review or jump ahead in the videos.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

1. What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson you will learn about physical education and how it contributes to total growth and development in youth. You will also gain an understanding of what a quality physical education program looks like.

The NASPE Standards

2. The NASPE Standards

In this lesson, you will learn about the NASPE standards and how they are applied in grades K-12. You will also gain an understanding of how these standards help prepare kids for participation in physical activity throughout their lives.

Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

3. Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between health-related physical fitness and skill-related physical fitness. You will also gain a clear understanding of the characteristics that are health-related or skill-related.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

4. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

5. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!

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.

The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

7. The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression

In this lesson, you'll learn about the three principles of training and how to apply them to any fitness program. You'll also gain a clear understanding of why incorporating these principles into your exercise routine is necessary to improve fitness.

Exercise Physiology: Definition & Goals

8. 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.

The Teacher's Role in Elementary & Secondary Physical Education

9. The Teacher's Role in Elementary & Secondary Physical Education

In this lesson you will learn about the role that elementary and secondary level classroom teachers play in physical education. You will also learn how teachers can incorporate physical education into the classroom.

Benefits of Recess for Elementary School Children

10. Benefits of Recess for Elementary School Children

In this lesson, you will learn about elementary school recess and what that means. You will also learn about the health benefits associated with regular recess.

Trends, Issues & Developments in Physical Education

11. Trends, Issues & Developments in Physical Education

In this lesson, we will look at the latest trends, common issues, and developments in physical education. We will look at how these things affect Physical Education today and in the future.

Liability & Legal Considerations for Physical Education

12. Liability & Legal Considerations for Physical Education

In this lesson, you'll learn about the liability and legal considerations for physical education. Discover the common sources of legal liability and specific steps to take in order to reduce accidents and prevent possible legal issues.

How Substance Abuse Affects Student Health & Performance

13. How Substance Abuse Affects Student Health & Performance

Learn how substance abuse affects student health and performance by looking at mental and physical health risks associated with drug use as well as possible risks to sport and academic performance.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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