We offer a health and physical education major with courses for teacher education majors and a sports management emphasis option for you to explore sport, play and education. By using different curriculum models, learners can be encouraged not only to improve their performance in different physical activities but also to develop their understanding of the factors which impact on their personal performance and participation in physical activity.
Eight IPPEA members participated in the Central Europe EUPEA Online Workshop Advocacy for Physical Education based on the outcome of a completed Erasmus + project ACTIVE SCHOOL COMMUNITIES and underpinned by the following website – The blended (face to face and skype link) event took place Thursday 31st January 2019 at St. Patrick’s Campus.
Physical education is defined as “instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple calisthenics exercises to a course of study providing training in hygiene, gymnastics, and the performance and management of athletic games (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).” This definition is broad because you can learn several topics ranging from the rules of basketball to sex education.
The prime responsibility of the Health and Physical Education curriculum is to describe the progression and development of the disciplinary knowledge, understanding and skills underpinning Health and Physical Education and how students will make meaning of and apply them in contemporary health and movement contexts.
The intervention will involve initial training of PE teachers of lower-secondary PE classes on the use of autonomy support strategies in their regular lessons, followed by an implementation period in which teachers apply their training in regular PE classes.