Vitality Healthy Schools Teacher’s Course


The Vitality Healthy Schools Teacher’s Course will help ensure our kids, the future of this country, become healthier. The course focusses on creating healthier school environments as well as showing you how to use the Vitality Schools Programme’s material. Anyone within the school who is passionate about kids’ health can enroll. The course is also free of charge.

The Vitality Schools Programme provides a range of useful tools for teachers and coaches. With free lesson plans, coaching manuals, educational posters and more, teaching the importance of physical activity and healthy nutrition has never been this rewarding. To make the learning process that much easier, the Vitality Schools Programme now offers the online Vitality Healthy Schools Teacher’s Course to South African teachers, coaches and other who are involved with schools. Participation in the course is free of charge, and participants can complete the course at their own pace over a four week period. The course is broken up into four modules, with notes and short videos that make the learning that much easier and more engaging.

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Course Modules

Module 1 - The health status of South Africa's Children More >

By the end of this module, learners will: Have an understanding of non-communicable disease in the modern world - causes and stats (Oxford Alliance for Health 3 - 4 - 50) Understand the health risks facing children.

Module 2 - Creating a healthy school environment More >

By the end of this module, learners will: Understand how environments influence behaviour. Be able to explain the importance of creating a healthy school environment in changing behaviours. Be able to create a wellness committee.

Module 3 - Why physical activity and physical education are so important More >

By the end of this module, learners will: Understand the quality & quantity of physical activity for health promotion (WHO and CDC guidelines adult & kids guidelines); Be able to describe & explain the 4 components of a PE programme...

Module 4 - Implementing a physical education lesson More >

By the end of this module, learners will: Understand the importance and role of a good coach; Understand the various components of a physical education lesson. Be able to plan, create, implement and evaluate a comprehensive lesson plan for various age groups.

Presentation Dates

14 March 2016 - 19 April 2016