Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
Run by School of Educational Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Rhys Coetmor Jones
Overall aims and purpose
The module considers the contribution of government guidance and relevant national agencies in developing the health and fitness of children and young people in context of diet and exercise. It aims to analyze the contribution of physical activity, sport and diet in promoting health, fitness and interest of children and young people. Strategies for encouraging children to participate in physical activities will be explored, and physical activities will be selected and scrutinized highlighting key messages for health and participation, including pedagogical approaches to teaching and coaching children and young people. Students will be given the opportunity to plan and deliver activities that are appropriate for children and young people. There will be a focus on health and safety issues regarding food hygiene and basic first aid.
The module will explore: • what constitutes a healthy lifestyle according to recent research and government and sport initiatives and targets for child health and well-being; • the effects of a range of physical activities and sports for lifelong participation; • the contribution of Adventurous, Creative, Competitive activities for Health Fitness and Well Being of children and young people; • links between Physical Education and other contributory subjects in a range of educational settings, in the holistic development of the child; • pedagogical approaches based on key government documents and guidance in Wales; • balanced diets and nutritional needs of children and young people, including food reluctance, food allergies, vegetarians and vegans, the cultural aspect, and aspects to do with religious beliefs; • various methods used by agencies (e.g., the Food Standards Agency) to encourage healthy diet among children, including aspects to do with the social and educational role of food; • health and safety issues, including one-day Certificate in Food Hygiene, in Basic First Aid and a PESS one-day certificate course.
thresholdA satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the importance and the impact of physical activity and healthy eating in promoting children and young people’s fitness and well-being; and the ability to adequately develop appropriate activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
goodA good knowledge and understanding of the importance and the impact of physical activity and healthy eating in promoting children and young people’s fitness and well-being; and the ability to develop effectively appropriate activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
excellentA comprehensive knowledge and sound understanding of the importance and the impact of physical activity and healthy eating in promoting children and young people’s fitness and well-being; and the ability to effectively develop original activities that positively promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes health, optimum nutrition and fitness in children and young people.
- Appreciate the contribution of physical activity and sport, and balanced diet in promoting health and well-being
- Identify the impact that physical fitness and a balanced diet has on the holistic development of the child.
- Create appropriate intervention activities for promoting health, good nutrition and develop activities that encourage children to develop a pattern of healthy eating.
- Evaluate relevant data related to optimal statistics for promoting specific sports in relation to a healthy lifestyle.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
|Notional Learning Hours: (a) Contact Time – e.g. in classroom, or fieldwork: 44 hours. (b) Private Study – reading time, preparing and taking assessments: 156 hours, Format of Teaching: Lectures: 12 hours Practical work: 32 Hours Teaching Strategy: 1.Class based interactive lectures: 12 hours (6@2 hours weekly) 2.Practical work: 32 hours (16@2 hours weekly) Students will undertake the following qualifications during their private study hours : Basic Certificate in Food Hygiene: 6 hours (1@ 6 hours) Basic Certificate in First Aid: 6 hours (1@ 6 hours) PESS certificate (1@6 hours)|