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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Sport Education (EDU-260)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: correctly identify the main goals, specific objectives, and main features of sport education; design a complete sport education season template given a particular student population; plan, implement, and assess the outcomes of a full entry-level sport education season taught to students in a school setting; and develop appreciation for teaching sport in a more authentic and complete manner in a school physical education context.


This course provides students with an introduction to educational methods that are backed by substantial research that supports the idea that sport education is a valuable and motivating approach to delivering quality physical education experiences for students of all ages. Sport education represents a departure from traditional curriculum and instruction models because it takes a practical student-centered approach, providing students with opportunities to take ownership and responsibility for various aspects of their class experiences. This approach better prepares students to be lifelong participants in healthy physical activity, sport, and to be more engaged in class. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Promotion, Wellness, Health Studies, Sports Management, Recreation, Leisure Studies or Physical Education (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).