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Monitoring and Encouraging Student Health and Wellness During Virtual Instruction is a Course

Monitoring and Encouraging Student Health and Wellness During Virtual Instruction

Started Mar 17, 2021
8 credits


Full course description

Course Introduction

This course will focus on four aspects. First, as a friendly and professional reminder to consider your ability to impact student health and wellness. Second, to offer you a pause to be sure you are considering all students, regardless of ability level, grade, etc. Third, to offer you a time to reflect and consider your students and your actions in ways that may not be apparent during "normal" times, whatever that means.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common factor for youth health and wellness during remote instruction.
  • Briefly describe the ways in which this common factor positively impacts both health and wellness.
  • Differentiate the 3 concepts of encouraging an active lifestyle during remote instruction.
  • Generate your own initial action step, given your context and environment, to implement these concepts in promoting an active lifestyle during remote instruction.
  • Develop an action plan, given your context and environment, to ensure equity and access in promoting an active lifestyle during remote instruction.

Module Topics Include

  • Monitoring
  • Equity and Access
  • Modeling, Supporting, & Enabling
  • Initial Action Step & Action Planning

Meet the Instructors

Mark Urtel, Ed.D., is the chair and an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology. He is a youth sport, fitness, and physical activity specialist whose work in expanding impactful opportunities for comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAP) has led to a recasting of the role of a P-12 building physical educator to include all-inclusive opportunities for school-aged youth to become more physically active. He is part of the first cohort of physical activity leaders as selected by SHAPE America and presents trainings nationally; and locally. Urtel has been named as a Boyer Scholar (2008), was inducted into the IU FACET (2009), is a four-time recipient of the IU Trustees Teaching Award, and earned the IUPUI Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award (2017). He graduated with an undergraduate degree from Canisius College in 1990, a Master’s degree from Ball State in 1992, and earned his doctorate from Indiana University in 2003. Urtel focuses on building and sustaining campus-community partnerships that engage students in service-learning and other high impact practices. Most of these collaborations are P-12 based using the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) model. Secondarily, he has partnered with the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) of Indiana and developed a Discovering Kinesiology camp to introduce the discipline of kinesiology to college-ready Indiana high school students.


Length: 8 hours


IU Office of School Partnerships


Credit: Certificate, 8 PGP


Audience: K-12 Instructors and Parents

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