Course Details

PHYE 240 Physical Education in the Elementary Schools

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course includes a brief study of the growth, development and characteristics of the elementary school child. The elements of written lesson plans, units, evaluations and various forms of testing are covered. The teaching of fundamental skills, rhythms, dance and games based on sound physiological principles for this age group is emphasized. The positive impact of physical education on health and wellness in addition to academic achievement is explored. Actual teaching situations are experienced in the lab sessions. This course is designed to fulfill lower division preparation for the major for students interested in elementary education.