FHP114 - Physical Literacy: Concepts and Practices

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Subject Title
Physical Literacy: Concepts and Practices

Subject Description
This Course provides students with the information and practical needs necessary to understand the basis of Physical Literacy. Physical Literacy is based on the concept that individuals who are physically literate, will move with more competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in various settings. The Course will cover areas of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model, and the Stages within it to fully understand the principle of Physical Literacy. Students will also be introduced to various research as it pertains to physical literacy and child development.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Fitness & Health Promotion program and the Recreation & Leisure Services program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of Physical Literacy.
2. Foster an effective learning environment for the development of Physical Literacy to support others in becoming physically literate.
3. Analyze videos on fundamental movement skills and PLAYtool assessments.
4. Utilize the NCCP’s Fundamental Movement Skills Community Leader Guide as a resource for improving children’s lives through Physical Literacy.
5. Apply the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) in a group setting.
6. Create age appropriate activities within LTAD stages that address the concepts of Physical Literacy and child development.
7. Explore Fundamental Movement Skills (i.e., throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance, and coordination) as a basis for future sport skill development and life-long enjoyment of physical activity.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.