Dr. Bruce Pietz

Teaching Area(s): Physical Education

I prefer to teach using the active learning method. Active learning provides hands-on application activities to cover course content instead of lecturing.

Physical Education Learning Objectives

Mount Union physical education majors enjoy hands-on training in such areas as kinesiology, teaching, coaching, and learning how to help others stay healthy.

The teacher certification program in physical education at Mount Union is designed to prepare you to meet state teaching licensure standards for physical education in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Endorsed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the Ohio Department of Education, Mount Union's program will prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career.

Our teaching graduates are recognized as quality physical educators who are highly competitive in the employment market. Graduates can be found teaching physical education in school districts across Ohio and throughout the county.

Physical Education Learning Objectives:

  • Physical education majors demonstrate understanding of physical education content and disciplinary concepts related to the development of a physically educated person.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate understanding of how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support students’ physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate understanding of how individuals differ in their approaches to learning, and create appropriate instruction adapted to these differences.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior by creating safe learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
  • Physical education majors plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals, based on state and national (NASPE K-12) standards.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate an understanding of assessment and use it to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students in physical activity.
  • Physical education majors are reflective practitioners who evaluate the effects of their actions on others (e.g., students, parents/guardians, fellow professionals), and seek opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate the ability to use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity.
  • Physical education majors demonstrate the ability to foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support students' growth and well-being.
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