Wednesday, May 5, 2010

NASPE Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence

Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K – 12 Standards.

Element 2.2
: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program.
Artifact: Muscular Strength and Endurance, Flexibility and Cardiovascular Endurance fitness plans.
Date: Spring 2010

In Health Related Fitness, I learned many different skill assessments in order to find out what ability level an individual is starting at. I also learned how to create a workout program to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. I assessed myself in muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. I then planned and followed a fitness plan.

The results of my fitness assessment show that I follow a fitness plan that helps maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness.

A physical educator needs to maintain a high-quality level of fitness because he or she is a role model to all students. Students can be motivated to improve their own fitness level because of how fit their physical education teacher is.

Flexiblity and Cardiovascular Fitness Plan

Muscular Strength and Endurance

Element 2.1: Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance in a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.
Artifact: Activity courses taken at SUNY Cortland and Clinton Community College.
Date: Fall 2007-Spring 2011
Throughout my college career, I have taken many activity courses ranging from recreational activities like canoeing to team sports like football and soccer.
In these activity courses, I have been provided with the knowledge and understanding of the activities and the most effective ways to teach them.
Having knowledge in a wide range of activities is crucial for physical educators because they are responsible for teaching a curriculum that contains a variety of units.

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