Summer 2023 - EDUC 371W E100

School Health Education (4)

Class Number: 4406

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Wed, 5:30–9:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units; or permission of instructor.



Explores health concepts, health behaviors, and health concerns of school-aged children and youth. Focuses on comprehensive and co-ordinated school health programs, innovative instructional strategies, and health-promotion initiatives to create healthy school communities. Students with credit for EDUC 371 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.


The course is designed for future teachers and health educators. It will explore the new BC Physical and Health Education curriculum focusing on the competencies and content for the themes of Active Living, Social and Community Health and Mental Health in the K – 10 PHE curriculum. The course will examine best practices for teaching Physical and Health Education, instructional strategies, the development of programs and resources aimed at supporting health concepts, assessing and evaluating health resources, positive health behaviors, and addressing health concerns of school-aged children.


  1. To explore the new B.C. Ministry of Education Physical and Health Education curriculum.
  2. To ensure that students have an understanding of how to implement a comprehensive school Physical and Health education curriculum.
  3. To explore innovative teaching strategies.
  4. To broaden student perspectives on the various branches that comprise health and well being.
  5. To develop program and resources for the new PHE curriculum.
  6. To acquire various strategies, skills, and best practices for teaching Physical and Health Education.


  • Class Participation 22.5%
  • Instructional Examples 7.5%
  • Health Unit Plan 30%
  • Health Lesson 15%
  • Spark Paper 12.5%
  • Circle in Circle, Peer Reflections and Discussion Boards 12.5%


As a writing intensive course, students will participate in exercises and assignments geared toward enhancing their understanding of the content and the development of their writing skills.


Attendance is a key component, as students are expected to actively participate in the group activities. It is very difficult to do well in this course without being present. Students on the wait list are expected to attend the first class



B.C. Ministry of Education Physical and Health Education curriculum The Essentials of Teaching Health Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, 2nd edition by Sarah Benes, and Holly Alperin. 2021
ISBN: 9781492593560

Spark by John J. Ratey. 2013
ISBN: 9780316113519


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Registrar Notes:


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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.