PathFit 1 (Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness): Movement Competency Training

PathFit 1 (Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness): Movement Competency Training

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This higher education book discusses the basics of movement as foundation of knowledge in line with RA 5708 that mandates an additional three subjects of physical education in college.

This law aims to ignite in young citizens an appreciation of the importance of physical education together with the development of individual and social activities.

Sports and other activities in the program provide athletic development opportunities for students who have the competitive spirit as well as grace, coordination, stamina, and strength.

With postural and core stability, core mobility, and core strength as its principal components, this book is designed to expose students to various physical activities that promote appreciation of physical development along with mental development.

This book showcases physical activities and pre-fitness and post-fitness assessments that make physical education a great experience.

Path Fit 1 is the prerequisite of Path Fit 2.



About the Authors

STELLA MARIE M. URBIZTONDO is an assistant professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She earned her PhD in education (research and evaluation); undergraduate and graduate degree in physical education major in sports from the University of the Philippines. She does consultancy work for the Department of Education on curriculum and program development that includes the K to 12 Physical Education, the Special Program in Sports (SPS), senior high school Sports Track curricula, after-school sports, and accreditation programs for Palarong Pambansa officiating officials. As a member of the CHED Technical Committee in PE, Sports and Wellness Management (TCPE-SWM), she helped formulate the policies, standards and guidelines (PSGs) for the undergraduate programs in physical education, exercise and sports sciences, as well as the revised tertiary PE program (PathFit courses). She has coauthored the HOPE book series for senior high.

JO-ANN G. GRECIA is a faculty and currently the chair of the Department of Physical Education at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in human movement science. She is a doctoral candidate of Anthropology/Sociology of Education in UP Diliman. She does consultancy work for and teaches in the graduate school of different higher education institutions.

MARIA DEL CARMEN G. DE JESUS is a former physical education instructor at the University of Asia and the Pacifi c. She obtained her undergraduate degree in sports science and master’s degree in exercise science from the University of the Philippines. She is certifi ed as a strength and conditioning specialist by the US National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has trained professional and national team athletes in different sports in the Philippines. She is currently based in New York with her husband, a US Navy service member.

PAUL A. ENCARNACION is currently teaching in the University of Asia and the Pacific as a PE instructor. He is also a practicing homecare physical therapist. He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in sport science, and San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. He is pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy from the Arcadia University.