This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding and application of Kelly and Melograno’s Achievement Based Curriculum (ABC) for developing or revising physical education curriculum. The ABC model is used to develop, revise and implement K-12 standards-based physical education curricula. This course is designed to satisfy The National Associations For Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) National Standards for Physical Education and various State standards for physical education. The NASPE National Physical Education standards were developed to provide states, school districts, and teachers’ guidelines for developing appropriate standards-based physical education. Curriculum is based up cognitive, psychomotor, and behavioral developmental changes of students from Kindergarten through High School.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding and application of Kelly and Melograno’s Achievement Based Curriculum (ABC) for developing or revising physical education curriculum. The ABC model is used to develop, revise and implement K-12 standards-based physical education curricula. This course is designed to satisfy The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards and Grade-Level for K-12 Physical Education and various State standards for physical education. The SHAPE National Standards and Grade-Level for K-12 Physical Education were developed to provide states, school districts, and teachers’ guidelines for developing appropriate standards-based physical education. Curriculum is based on cognitive, psychomotor, and behavioral developmental changes of students from Kindergarten through High School.


Sports and physical activities have become a large and pervasive part of the everyday lives of most Americans. Historically, sports have been a significant cultural component of civilization and have come to assume an important role in the life of most schools. This 3-unit course offers the administrator, teacher, coach, and participant the opportunity to learn about the impact sports and physical education have had on society and on the lives of individuals. By studying the history and culture of sport and physical education, one is in a better position to critically evaluate and affect changes that will enable these activities to be meaningful activities in the lives of individuals and in the social organization of communities. Using a chronological approach, students will examine the history of games, play, sport, and physical education and their connection to Western thought and culture. The course takes a constructivist approach that is based on scholarly research using both primary and secondary sources, yet is made relevant, applicable, and practical by being project centered. Students are given freedom to build their learning experience around their own unique background, interest, and location

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This course is designed to prepare students to be effective Physical Education teachers for grades 7-12.  Students will be able to understand and implement either nationally-recognized or California-adopted Content standards. The course is designed to be an effective balance between learning the content needed to be an effective Physical Education teacher and applying the pedagogy needed to effectively teach the content. Course assessments are designed to show that the knowledge gained can carry over to processing and effectively utilizing it within the Physical Education setting. Students will also be exposed to resources which can be ongoing sources of information for effective teaching in the future.

Technology has become an infusive and pervasive presence in most aspects of today’s culture; at home, at work, in the classroom, and on the athletic field. Along with, and partly due to, the advances in technology has come an increase in information and an even greater increase in the availability of that information. Technology and the accompanying information glut has provided teachers and coaches with new tools and has opened up whole worlds of new possibilities for teaching, learning, coaching and managing competitions. The boundaries of school and sports are no longer limited by the four classroom or gymnasium walls and are expanding at an exponential rate, limited only by a teacher’s or coach’s technological efficacy and imagination.

Using a project-based approach, and in collaboration with the instructor and other participants, students in this course will become familiar with both current and emerging technologies that may be useful in their teaching and/or coaching. Projects will be implemented to address both SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)  and NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) standards. The course is highly interactive with the instructor and other students. Communication with the instructor and student colleagues will be accomplished through asynchronous course discussion boards and e-mail.

In this course, you will learn how to transition your teacher-focused classes to become student-centered by using Mosston’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles. The Spectrum of Teaching Styles moves from the Command (Style A), where the teacher makes all the decisions to Self-Teach (Style K) where the student makes all the decisions. You can use the Spectrum of Teaching Styles develop, revise and implement the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards and Grade-Level for K-12 Physical Education and various State standards for physical education.


Field hockey remains a historically popular team sport for youth and adults on nearly every continent. Known internationally as hockey, field hockey incorporates fitness, psychological skills, techniques, and tactics. The course will provide information and structure required to build quality field hockey units that encourage participation in regular physical activity for lifelong fitness.  Methods and techniques for teaching field hockey will meet specific national standards for physical education and may be applied to meet your state requirements for endorsement and recertification for physical education.

This course is designed to build the skills and knowledge required to effectively teach disc golf in a class or a small group setting. Disc golf is a modern spin on traditional golf that is becoming more popular both in and out of the school setting. It is a physical activity that can be played from K-12 into adulthood and provides its players with a number of physical and mental health benefits. Playing disc golf promotes socialization, collaboration, teamwork, and the development of essential skills such as confidence, patience, independence, concentration, and problem solving. Course assignments encourage participants to integrate specific national standards for physical education. Objectives for each lesson are modeled after standards based learning as identified by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

NOTE: Recommended book must be acquired separately.

Field hockey remains a historically popular team sport for youth and adults on nearly every continent. Known internationally as hockey, field hockey incorporates fitness, psychological skills, techniques, and tactics. The course will provide information and structure required to build quality field hockey units that encourage participation in regular physical activity for lifelong fitness.  Methods and techniques for teaching field hockey will meet specific national standards for physical education and may be applied to meet your state requirements for endorsement and recertification for physical education.

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.