Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.
Element 2.2: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program.
|Fitness test and Fitness plan|
Date: Fall 2010
This is my fitness test from Health Related Physical Fitness. I was tested in the five aspects of physical fitness which include cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. I did a number of tests for each essential aspect of physical fitness which can be seen in my fitness test. I also created a fitness plan for muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. It consists of a six day workout with one rest day which I am currently following. It trains all parts of the body with a variety of different exercises.
The results of my fitness test show that I have achieved and maintained a health-enhancing level of fitness. I tested above average for men my age in all the tests we took which shows that I have a high level of physical fitness.
Maintaining a health-enhancing level of fitness is important for a physical educator. Being able to perform the skills that I will be teaching to students will help me better understand the different aspects of each skill and how they are performed. By being a fit and competent mover I can improve my students understanding of skills necessary to perform activities by giving adequate demonstrations of each task they are asked to do. Having a health-enhancing level of physical fitness ensures credibility when teaching students to live a health-enhancing lifestyle.
Element 2.1: Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.
|Skills Test- view full image|
Artifact: Skills Test
Date: Fall 2009
My ability to demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance was tested in EXS 197. This test assesses my level of proficiency in a variety of motor skills. These skills include the soccer juggle, bump, set, throw, overhand serve, punt, lay-up, hitting a ground ball, fielding a ground ball, fielding a pop up, and a forward and backward roll.
The results of my skills test show that I am competent in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns. I received a three of higher out of four in each of the tested motor skills. This resulted in a 40 out of 48 possible points which shows that I am a very capable of performing skills at a high level.
Having personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns is very important for a physical education teacher. It is important because it ensures that I am capable of performing what I teach. I will be able to break down and demonstrate the key elements of each skill. This will provide a better opportunity for students to achieve a high level of performance in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.