Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 044: Physical Education

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health 001–005 17%
II Movement and Lifelong Physical Activities 006–013 27%
III Growth, Development, and Learning 014–017 14%
IV Planning, Instruction, and Assessment 018–021 14%
V Management, Motivation, and Communication 022–025 14%
VI Foundations, Reflection, and Professional Collaboration 026–029 14%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, FITNESS, AND HEALTH

Objective 001—Demonstrate knowledge of concepts related to physical activity and fitness.

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Objective 002—Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy level of cardiorespiratory endurance.

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Objective 003—Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy level of muscular strength and endurance.

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Objective 004—Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy level of flexibility.

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Objective 005—Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy level of body composition.

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Subarea II—MOVEMENT AND LIFELONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Objective 006—Apply principles of biomechanics to movement activities.

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Objective 007—Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles related to fundamental motor skills.

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Objective 008—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing locomotor skills.

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Objective 009—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing object control skills.

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Objective 010—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing postural nonlocomotor skills.

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Objective 011—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing rhythmic skills.

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Objective 012—Apply knowledge of skills, rules, and safety practices for individual, dual, and team sports.

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Objective 013—Apply knowledge of skills, rules, and safety practices for recreational activities and outdoor pursuits.

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Subarea III—GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND LEARNING

Objective 014—Demonstrate knowledge of the organic structures of the human body.

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Objective 015—Demonstrate knowledge of physical growth and development.

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Objective 016—Demonstrate knowledge of how individuals grow and develop cognitively, socially, and emotionally.

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Objective 017—Demonstrate knowledge of how students differ in their approaches to learning in a physical education setting.

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Subarea IV—PLANNING, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT

Objective 018—Demonstrate knowledge of instructional design and planning for physical education.

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Objective 019—Apply developmentally appropriate instructional strategies in a physical education setting.

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Objective 020—Demonstrate knowledge of safety concerns and procedures related to physical education programs.

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Objective 021—Demonstrate knowledge of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of learners in a physical education setting.

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Subarea V—MANAGEMENT, MOTIVATION, AND COMMUNICATION

Objective 022—Demonstrate knowledge of principles and methods of instructional management in a physical education setting.

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Objective 023—Demonstrate knowledge of factors related to individual and group motivation in a physical education setting.

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Objective 024—Demonstrate knowledge of positive personal and social traits that can be fostered within the context of physical activity.

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Objective 025—Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity.

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Subarea VI—FOUNDATIONS, REFLECTION, AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION

Objective 026—Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of physical education.

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Objective 027—Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of physical education and fitness to students.

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Objective 028—Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of physical education teachers in the learning community.

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Objective 029—Demonstrate knowledge of methods for developing professional relationships and reflecting on teaching practices.

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