In its efforts to drive alleged academic competitiveness, the American education system is actually contributing to the biggest public health epidemic facing America today childhood obesity. In doing so, the system not only ignores the physical well-being of our students, but is actually creating a less competitive, underachieving American student populace. Fit kids do better. They do better at school, at home, with their peer groups, and in their progression toward adulthood. We know this, yet the American academic system is pushing us into an unhealthy downward spiral of inactivity, hypertension, and degrading performance on a global scale.
Our Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership MAT (available to students worldwide) gives you the opportunity to take your leadership skills in the field to the next level.
Through this course, university students will gain a robust understanding of the connection between physical activity (PA) and academic performance, and the practical skills to integrate PA into their own classrooms. Additionally, the course will develop capacity for creating a systemic school-wide approach to the integration of PA in the student’s own school.
Become a teacher champion at your school to improve academic performance, increase attention and focus while having fun and building relationships.
If any prerequisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.
Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.
Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.
Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are permitted to take 500-level courses.
Please note that if you are not a UNC student you will need to submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This could take up to 4 weeks for evaluation.
At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.
UNC Extended Campus
Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1. Course materials costs (textbooks, CDs, etc.) are assessed and paid separately.
2. You will be billed for the cost of your course tuition.
3. Tuition for this course is listed in the course description on the Extended Campus webpage.
4. You will be billed by UNC Bursar's Office. For any questions regarding your billing please contact the Bursar's Office at 970-351-2201 or you can also access e-Bill on Ursa - please pay your bill by the end of the month in which it was received to avoid finance charges.
More UNC on-campus and online courses are available