Course Description

Teaches participants to effectively use current health and wellness information in any educational setting. Students will develop a comprehensive health curriculum and a variety of lessons based on The Washington State Essential Learning Requirements for Health and Fitness. Focuses on practical and hands-on activities that meet K-12 Health and Fitness Endorsement Competencies.

Course Outline

Session 1: Unpacking the National Standards, looking at a skill based approach. Identifying performance indicators at each level. Developing a Health philosophy that is relevant to today’s students.

Session 2: Looking at different content units (Dimensions of Wellness- “SPIESV”) and planning for presentations.

Session 3: Continue planning units (Dimensions of Wellness)

Session 4: Health Lesson Presentations

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  1. Learned and be able to demonstrate essential health and wellness information and teaching methods.
  2. Developed a comprehensive health education curriculum that can be used in any setting.
  3. Learned how to create health and fitness lessons that are based on the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements in Health and Fitness and National Health Standards.


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.

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Section Title
Teaching Health & Wellness
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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

Reading assignments are attached for each module, all can be referred to at no additional charge

Recommended Text:

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education (Benes/Alperin) 2016

Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

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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