Course Description

This course provides candidates with a strong foundation and understanding of the vision and philosophy related to Health and Physical Education concerning adolescents at the Intermediate level. It also focuses on the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for all students with safe and motivating programs that will result in students choosing to lead healthy active lives. Candidates will have opportunities to participate in practical and theoretical experiences. This course leads to a basic qualification in the Intermediate Division.

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:
· Ministry of Education K-12 curriculum guidelines
· OSBIE Safety Standards and practices
· Characteristics of the adolescent learner
· Teaching and learning styles; differentiating instruction for practical use in the classroom and gym
· Formative and summative assessments in the classroom and gym
· Individual sports (track and field)
· Team sports (volleyball, soccer, basketball)
· Physical Education and students with special needs
· Daily Physical Activity
· Teaching games for understanding
· Health and the media
NOTE: This is a blended course consisting of 72 hours of face-to-face time and 28 hours online.
LOCATION: Faculty of Education gym.
The dates for the face-to-face sessions are: April 29, 2019, to June 6, 2019 - Mondays (5:00-9:00 p.m.) - and Saturdays (8:00-4:30 p.m.)


  • Hold a "Certificate of Qualification" showing successful completion of ABQ Health and Physical Education (Intermediate) or Health Education and Physical Education (intermediate/senior), Part 1.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • One year of teaching experience - equivalent to 194 days of teaching experience as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming one year of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification.
  • The form must be submitted prior to the course start date.


*For teachers employed by a Board of Education, the Supervisory Officer is the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board. (A principal or headmaster’s signature will not be accepted).? For teachers employed by an Independent or Private school, the Supervisory Officer is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school


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