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ED 164 Health Awareness and PE Methods: 3 semester hours

This course will focus on the importance of health, wellness, and physical education for children and those who work with children and families. This course focuses on the research and theories of physical education, wellness, and movement with an analysis of the teaching and learning processes involved. It will provide students with the necessary knowledge to teach fundamental and developmentally appropriate lessons for elementary children in the areas of physical education and wellness. A specific focus will be given to promoting healthy lifestyles in self and others.


The Mount Mercy Education program prepares reflective teachers and leaders informed by scholarship, grounded in best practice, enriched by caring, and committed to responsive service in the “Mercy Tradition.” In order to achieve this mission, Mount Mercy provides for each prospective teacher a program of core curriculum, concentration in a major field of learning, varied field based experiences and a sequence of education courses leading to professional licensure by the State of Iowa. The curriculum for the Education majors, including endorsement areas, is under regulation and accreditation from the Department of Education in Iowa and is subject to change upon changes in regulation made by the State.