Course Description

Explores the promising practices of programs incorporating success-oriented delivery systems and authentic assessments. Covers academic concepts through movement, as well as alternative fitness activities.



This course enrollment is restricted only to students who are enrolled in one of the following SPU programs while pursuing a Health Fitness endorsement: SPU’s AMAT, MAT, ARC certification programs, or CPE’s Add-on Endorsement program.

Participants who register for this course but do not fit that criteria will be administratively dropped from the course with a full refund.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Foundations and Methods of Teaching Health Fitness
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

1. Armbruster, C., Evans, E.M., Sherwood-Laughlin, C.M. (2019) Fitness and Wellness With Web Study Guide. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics.

2. Dishman, R.K. Heath, G. Lee, I. (2013) Physical Activity Epidemiology 2nd Edition. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics.

3. Rowland, T. W. (2005) Children's Exercise Physiology. 2nd Edition. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics.

Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment (Note exception below):

NOTE: Candidates interested in completing this course as a prerequisite for the Fall 2022 offering of PES 5070 (Sep 14, 2022-Nov 16, 2022), must enroll no later than 8/26/2022 in order to allow adequate time for course completion and instructor evaluation.

Additionally, all candidates enrolled in PES 5051 with the intent to enroll in Fall 2022 PES 5070 must submit all PES 5051 coursework on or before 9/5/2022. Please note this will be an accelerated pace for this course material. Candidates who do not meet this submission deadline will not be eligible for course registration in PES 5070.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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