Motor Learning and Adaptive Physical Education for Early Childhood
Is designed to provide the future educator with the necessary foundation of fundamental movement concepts and principles for children grades PreK to 5. Special emphasis is placed upon the use of developmentally appropriate practice to enhance the acquisition of more complex motor skills and patterns. In addition, educators are given specific strategies necessary in the educating of children who require skill adaptation and the use of prescriptive exercise and equipment. Educators attempt to establish a positive attitude and appreciation for regular health-related physical activity throughout the child’s lifespan. Lastly, the educator experiences first hand the importance of movement activities and how they assist in the child’s psychological, physical, intellective, and social development. Required field experience: 15 hours.