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Ch 16: NMTA Phys Ed: Social Benefits of Physical Activity

About This Chapter

Watch these lessons to prepare for the NMTA Physical Education exam by improving your understanding of the benefits of fitness and the purpose of student self-reflection in education.

NMTA Phys Ed: Social Benefits of Physical Activity - Chapter Summary

These lessons have been composed to help you study the different benefits of participating in regular physical activity and being fit. In them our expert instructors will help you prepare for questions on the NMTA Physical Education exam about:

  • The relationship between physical fitness and pro-social behavior
  • How physical activities can improve self-concepts, well-being and self-management skills
  • Sociocultural benefits of participating in physical activities
  • Uses of physical fitness to promote personal challenges, healthy competition and achievement
  • The use of student reflection to get students to assume responsibility of their learning

To ensure you retained the information presented in these lessons, take lesson quizzes that accompany these videos. After each quiz, review your quiz results to discover the topics you don't understand and use the video tags to return to and re-study the sections of the lessons that explained them. If you have any questions about any of the topics covered in this chapter ask our instructors for assistance with the teacher tabs of the lessons.

NMTA Phys Ed: Social Benefits of Physical Activity - Chapter Objectives

In New Mexico, physical education teacher candidates are required to pass the NMTA Physical Education exam and demonstrate their knowledge of physical education. This computer-based certification exam is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions, which you will be asked to complete in a three-hour testing session. Twenty-five percent of these questions will be about lifelong physical fitness and will include some questions about the social benefits of physical activity.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: NMTA Phys Ed: Social Benefits of Physical Activity
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Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

1. Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

In this lesson, we will read about ways to promote positive behavior with fitness. We will explore the related methodologies including health promotion, crime reduction, community involvement, and social media. We'll also look at important developmental aspects such as honesty and sportsmanship.

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

2. 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.

The Sociocultural Benefits of Participating in Fitness

3. The Sociocultural Benefits of Participating in Fitness

Physical activity offers many benefits. This lesson will focus on the sociocultural benefits of participation in physical activities. We will end with a short quiz to gauge what you have learned.

How Fitness Promotes Healthy Competition & Achievement

4. How Fitness Promotes Healthy Competition & Achievement

In this lesson we review ways fitness promotes both achievement and healthy competition. We also discuss some of the other positive benefits of fitness and elaborate on healthy alternatives to risky behaviors.

Activities for Promoting Student Self Reflection

5. Activities for Promoting Student Self Reflection

In this lesson, we will look at teaching strategies for student self reflection. By the end of this lesson, you'll have some practical strategies for your classroom that put students at the center of their learning.

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