EDU 32315 Methods of Elementary Physical Education

This course is designed to prepare the elementary physical education teacher in the methodologies associated with teaching physical education to the elementary school child. Students will apply the tenets of human growth and development, motor learning, physiology of exercise, self-concept, and personal development to the physical education of elementary students (Grades K-4). The course covers basic skills, gymnastics/tumbling, rhythms, relays, games of low organization and body awareness and mechanics. Includes a practicum placement in an elementary school.