Standard # 1

Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge

Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

Elements – Teacher candidates will:

1.1 Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.

1.2 Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful
movement, physical activity, and fitness.

1.3 Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical      activity, and fitness.

1.4 Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and

1.5 Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.