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CCOG for FT 280T Summer 2022

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Course Number:
FT 280T
Course Title:
Physical Activity Teaching Experience
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Course Description

Explores principles of teaching pedagogy in a physical education class, including lesson plan development, safety, exercise selection, and group instruction. Requirement: Complete FERPA and Title IX trainings prior to registration. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Prerequisites/concurrent: FT 180.

Addendum to Course Description

Provides required physical activity teaching experience for Exercise Science majors.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of exercise science and fitness principles when creating educational lectures or handouts, developing physical activity lesson plans, and selecting exercises for PE class participants.
  2. Develop one-to-one and group communication and coaching skills in a physical activity job setting.
  3. Meet individual student learning objectives as mutually agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor in advance of starting the teaching experience.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate and be evaluated on learning outcomes by:

  • On-site evaluation by employer and instructor, including but not limited to, observations, written/verbal feedback, conferences, and a teaching skills observation checklist
  • Special project evaluation by instructor using a method appropriate to the project
  • End-of-term employer evaluation, including employer and student consultation
  • Written journal of experience and hours by student, which shows consistent work during the agreed upon hours and performing the identified activities

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concept and skill options below will be defined by individual student learning objectives and fulfilled in the physical activity teaching job experience:

  • Identify areas for skill development
  • Creating and presenting a special project
  • Design physical activity programs for groups and/or individuals
  • Assist with fitness assessment delivery and interpretation
  • Perform physical activity leadership and instruction in group and individual settings
  • Demonstrate skills related to on-the-job communication, cooperation, teamwork, and customer service
  • Exhibit professional appearance, attitude, and behavior
  • Demonstrate proper and safe use and care of fitness, exercise, and physical education equipment
  • Synthesize and organize information related to on-the-job topics
  • Problem solve when unexpected classroom, participant, or equipment situations arise
  • Gain on-the-job knowledge and experience in physical activity instruction
  • Analyze self and reflect on own learning process