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Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids Online CE Course-3rd Edition

Fitplay-Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids Online CE Course-3rd Edition

$138.95 CAD

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    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Fitplay: Building Healthy Lifestyles for Kids, Third Edition CE Course brings excitement into your physical education ideas by providing kids with fun rather than routine exercise. Master the art of teaching without preaching and emphasize the fun in the fundamentals as you combine health education and fitness training with play activities. Each daily lesson contains a fresh game plan that you can immediately put into action for all kids ages 3 to 12. The course concludes with a continuing education exam for credit through participating organizations.

    Course Objectives

    • Identify the role of fitness in children’s health and wellness.

    • Outline major health concerns and risk factors associated with inactivity in children.

    • Discuss age-appropriate fitness and motor skill development.

    • Establish goals for health and fitness programming for children.

    • Discuss the use of props, themes, and music in a children’s fitness program.

    • Outline appropriate physical activities for health and fitness programming for children.

    • Discuss appropriate and effective exercise design for children ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 12.

    • Explain how to incorporate health education, family fitness activities, and at-home projects into programming.

    • Describe creative methods and activities for teaching children health and fitness.

    • Implement FitPlay lesson plans for children ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 12.


    A continuing education course for physical education teachers, youth fitness leaders, personal trainers who work with youths, and coaches.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The State of Children’s Fitness: A Health Crisis

    Risk Factors of Inactivity in Children (The Problem)

    Benefits of Physical Activity

    Aren't Children Naturally Active?

    Barriers 10 Physical Activity

    The Solution


    Chapter 2. Exercise Design for Children

    Principles of Class Design


    Lesson Planning




    Starting a Children's Fitness Program

    Chapter 3. Programming Resources

    Major Developmental Guidelines

    The Development Factor in Kid Fitness

    Using Movement Elements

    Developing a Movement Vocabulary

    40 Ways to Line Up

    Training Heart Rate Chart

    Parachute Activities

    Non-Competitive Games

    ACSM Youth Strength Training

    NSCA Prepubescent Strength Training

    NSCA Guidelines

    Strength Training Teaching Checklist

    Strength Training Exercises for Proper Performance

    Health History

    Chapter 4. Lesson Plans

    Preschool and Primary Lesson Plans

    FitPlay Music Ideas

    Intermediate: Grades Lesson Plans

    Intermediate Dance and Aerobics Lesson Plans

    FitPlay Music Ideas for Ages 7-12

    Specialty Theme Music

    Chapter 5. Education

    Family Fitness Activities

    Tips for Family Fitness

    Mr. and Ms. Bones

    Self-Esteem Activities

    Relaxation Activities

    Hydration: Beat the Heat- Drink Up!

    Dealing with Anger

    Nutrition: Balancing Calories

    Snack Contract and Nutrition Quiz

    Choose to Lose:


    About the Author

    Shelley Whitlatch, MS, holds a bachelor of science degree in physical education and a master of science in exercise science. She has extensive experience teaching physical education and fitness at the preschool, elementary school, middle school, and college levels as well as over 20 years of experience in development and instruction of adult fitness and wellness programs. Shelley is the cofounder of Desert Southwest Fitness instructor training programs and past chairperson of the ACE Continuing Education Committee; she is currently the director of FitCenter, a fitness facility serving special populations.


    "As a trainer and occupational therapist, I will be able to incorporate some of these plans into my treatment training sessions with my younger clients. I have a better knowledge of what will motivate kids and ideas for games and activities that will help my clients with gross motor weaknesses."

    K. Heffner—Muncy, Pennsylvania

    "As a parent of a toddler and an infant, group fitness instructor, and personal trainer, I will use the content of this course to further educate my clients about the importance of fitness for children and to encourage my clients to lead by example for their children. As a parent, I will use the course to implement activities for my own children to help improve their personal fitness, well-being, and self-confidence and self-awareness.”

    B. Klempke—Savage, Minnesota

    "This course completely exceeded my expectations. It was wonderful! There was so much practical advice about how to maintain control as well as great ideas for games and activities. Everything was backed up with studies and important information."

    M. Zignego—Hartford, Wisconsin

    "This course provides age-appropriate fitness development. I will incorporate this information into my school wellness classes.”

    J. Johnson-Kiser—Sevierville, Tennessee

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