NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

SchoolsAlive! Active PE

HNES 2000




Instructor: Jenny Linker

Grading: Letter

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Monday, August 12, 2019

Course completion August 16, 2019

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $125

Course Description:

This course provides an understanding of the basics of physical education as well as the importance and benefits of daily school-wide physical activity. Physical education teachers will be given a refresher of the foundations of physical education as well as learn how to research and implement a variety of methodologies to activate a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) via the national Active Schools (AS) framework. An emphasis will be placed on developing quality physical education through appropriate instructional strategies, technology applications, and current resources.

Course Objectives:

  1. Student will be able to describe the national Active Schools initiative and each of the five components of a CSPAP.
  2. Students will be able to define quality physical education and identify various strategies, tools, and resources to develop quality programs.
  3. Students will be able to implement the Reasoned Action Model to reflect on personal teaching experiences.

Course Materials:

1. Gmail account (email address)

  • We have found that most Gmail accounts tied to a school DO NOT work with Google Classroom, our course learning management system.  If you have an account through your school, we are happy to try, but just know that most of the time it doesn’t seem to work.  If that happens or if you don’t already have a Gmail email address, you will simply need to make a Gmail account (free) so we can add you to Google Classroom.

2. Reliable access to the Internet and a computer.

3. Materials will be disseminated electronically.

About The Instructor

Jenny Linker

Jenny earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education from University of Illinois; received her M.S. in Physical Education with concentration in Sport & Human Performance from Bridgewater State College and her B.S. in Movement Science with concentration in Secondary Physical Education from Westfield State College as well as a B.S. in Science in Communication Disorders & Psychology from University of Massachusetts. Jenny received many awards including the Faculty Service Learning Award at NDSU in 2013; she has 14+ years teaching experience and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Health, Nutrition & Exercise Science Department at NDSU.

Kristen earned her Ph.D. in Human Development with emphasis in wellness from North Dakota State University; received her M.S. in School Health Education from University of Wisconsin and received her B.A. in Physical & Health Education from Concordia College. Kristen is currently an associate professor in the Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science Department at Concordia College (Moorhead) and comes with 15+ years teaching experience.

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