Synopses of Required Courses

Athletics

Students learn the various disciplines of athletics; the basics of running, jumping and throwing; various exercises and games combining the disciplines and teaching athletic excellence; exploring the methods of teaching athletics to children; rules and judging, video films in athletics, training the school team, advanced methods of athletics instruction and training. A one year course
Required Course
Full year course

Organizing sports events

The students learn how to organize sports and athletic events within the school framework. We emphasize, in this course, the importance of motivation and leadership in the organization of sports events. Students learn how to evaluate these events and learn from the mistakes. We examine the different organizations for sport and physical education in Israel and the various events that they hold. A one semester course
Required Course
One-Semester Course

Gymnastics and apparatus

The course includes theoretical and applied aspects of teaching gymnastics and apparatus in schools. Students acquire new knowledge and enter into the world of the ideas and the terms used in gymnastics. This insures a common language between student and teacher.
Required Course
One-Semester Course

 The student learns the use of all the apparatus used in Olympic events, how to instruct pupils of their proper use, and the exact and aesthetic execution of the many exercises; for instance: “candle”, horizontal, tumbling in many variations, handstands with tumbling. The course works in groups and with practice teaching by colleagues.

A one semester course.
 

Basketball

The course focuses on the fundamentals of basketball: complex plays and games that teach the skills needed to play the game well. Students learn to teach basketball to children; the rules and umpiring; video and films on basketball; how to train a school team; defensive and offensive tactics in modern basketball. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Volleyball

The course aims to teach the elements of the game and the skills needed to play it well with emphasis on the teaching skills; the methods for teaching children; the rules and umpiring; video films on volleyball; offensive plays and defensive tactics in modern volleyball; how to train a school team. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Introduction to ball games

This course teaches a variety of games with the accent on ball games and suiting the games to the children’s needs. The student learns to create preparatory games, to combine various accessories in the games, to develop rules for the games. A one semester course.
Required Course
One-Semester Course

Introduction to Games

The course focuses on the place games have in physical education. The aim of the course is to teach the student how to plan games, keep to a schedule, organize and operate the activity; always keeping in mind the physical, cognitive, social and emotional factors involved in the activity. The course emphasizes how “playing the game right” can be the prime factor in helping to develop individual physical skills and to induce positive social-behavior. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Basic skills in movement, movement in elementary schools, movement and stability development in seco

The course teaches: how to recognize your own movement capabilities and limitations; how to cope with the physical limitations of movement; how to apply the principles of movement in daily life; developing a rich and creative “movement language”; how to develop body movement abilities; learning how to teach movement to young children; how to develop teaching abilities in movement for children of various ages.
Required Course
Full year course

The course deals with teaching the basic skills in gymnastics and the various apparatus.In the course emphasis will be put on developing coordination and balance, individually, in couples and group work; practicing movement exercises with touch as the communicative method in movement. A one year course.

Pedagogic instruction

The essence of pedagogic instruction is to accompany the practicing teacher in the classroom, in the reflective, after school conferences and to help the student with the theoretical aspects of teaching. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Biomechanics

This course examines the laws of mechanics and their place in understanding the movement of the human body and movement in sportive activity. The course also explains the principles of biomechanics and their application in everyday bodily movement and in sports; body balance and the center of gravity; forces and levers in the human body; Newton’s laws in linear motion and in motion in a curve; energy and how it is exploited;
Required Course
Full year course

how a body floats and behaves in water, the law of gravity, free fall, and how a body reacts in the air; forces that impede movement; movements potentially injurious to the body; exercises that may be dangerous. A one year course
 

The development of motor skills

In the course we describe the development of a child’s motor skills as part of its overall development: the physiologic background of learning; the principles behind learning motor skills; different methods of applying the principles of motor development; the “motor memory”; feedback from learning motor skills; motivation and learning motor skills; sensory tools and their use in learning motor skills. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Macro-anatomy of the human body

We study the body’s many systems and their functions. We examine the motor system—skeleton, joints and muscles, the circulatory system—the blood vessels and the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the nervous system and its network throughout the body, the digestive system and the waste excretion system, the reproductive organs. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

An introduction to anatomy

This course stresses the high level of organization displayed in the human body. The course examines the chemical basis of the body’s functions: body fluids and their physiological activity, the body’s organs and the spaces they fill, the structure of the cell and its makeup, the various kinds of tissue in the body and their functions. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

General physiology of the body

In this course we examine the organization of the body; the biochemical / physical activity in its processes and physiological mechanisms; homeostasis and ‘feedback” mechanisms; body fluids and their physiological activity, the physiology of the living cell, the cell membrane and materials exchange between the cell and its environment. We study the various systems of the body and their functions: the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive and waste excretion system.
Required Course
Full year course

Requirement: Credits in previous courses in macro-anatomy and micro-anatomy of the human body. A one year course
 

Physiology of exertion

This course seeks to define the physiological effects that occur when the body exerts itself physically: the expenditure of energy and its effects; the effect on the respiratory system; the circulatory system; the nervous system. The course deals with other physiological effects: when the body is in extreme conditions in high altitudes, undersea conditions, extreme heat.
Required Course
Full year course

We discuss how to evaluate the human body’s ability to withstand exertion in these conditions and what criteria we should use for measuring it. The course also treats the techniques of observation, measurement and defining the physiological changes of the body during exertion.
Requirement: A course in general physiology of the body. A one year course.
 

The science of human movement - kinesiology; aspects and applications

This course adds to the student’s knowledge of human anatomy stressing movement principles in the motor system (skeleton, joints and muscles), body balance and the center of gravity, forces and levers in the human body, the body’s muscles and their function, effective force, kinesiology - fundamental principles and their application in daily life and in sportive activity, motor analysis. A one year course
Required Course
Full year course

Nutrition and a Healthy Life Style

This course adds to the student’s knowledge of human anatomy stressing movement principles in the motor system (skeleton, joints and muscles), body balance and the center of gravity, forces and levers in the human body, the body’s muscles and their function, effective force, kinesiology - fundamental principles and their application in daily life and in sportive activity, motor analysis. A one year course.
Required Course
Full year course

Psychology of Physical Education

The course deals with the basic ideas and central theory of the psychology of movement and sport: the needs, motives, and the mental blocks that obstruct physical activity; stress and crisis situations; socializing processes in physical activity ( children, women, community etc..); aggression and physical activity.
Required Course
One-Semester Course

Students are requested, during the course, to construct physical activity plans; models for altering and keeping to activity schedules; physical activity—a part of education contributing to health. A semestrial course.
 

Sport Incurred Injuries - Causes and Remedies

The course deals with the injuries that most commonly occur in the various sports, how they might be prevented and how they are treated. We examine anatomical and bio-mechanical aspects of injury mechanisms in all sports. A semestrial course.
Required Course
One-Semester Course