Praxis II various subjects of Physical Education Exam by ETS

PRAXIS II Physical Education: Content Knowledge Exam

The exam is aimed for those individuals who wants to teach physical education in grades K − 12. Two hours will be provided, to complete 120 multiple choice questions. There will be 16 questions pertaining to health and safety, 10 pertaining to biomechanics, 13 pertaining to social science foundations, 23 pertaining to fitness and exercise, 29 pertaining to movement forms and, 29 pertaining to motor development, motor learning and fundamental movements.

  • Health and Safety: This section will test your knowledge of first aid, CPR, water safety, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, liability of physical education equipment and instruction, the relationship between substance abuse and physical performance, fitness awards such as Fitnessgram, Physical Best and the President's Challenge. Questions pertaining to injury prevention and safety considerations during exercise will be covered in this section.
  • Biomechanics: This section will test your knowledge of movement patterns including kicking, overhand throwing and under and throwing. The fundamental principles of movement including torque, speed, summation of forces and the center of gravity along with the definition of friction, force, and mass will be covered in this section.
  • Social Science Foundations: This section will test your knowledge of the history of physical education, current philosophical issues of physical education and the psychological impact of participation in physical education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, affirmative action and Title IX.
  • Fitness and Exercise Science: This section will test your knowledge of the relationship between fitness and nutrition, the long as well as short-term effects of exercise, exercise physiology, human anatomy and physiology, bones, muscles, and bodily systems and their functions, physical conditioning practices, body composition and flexibility, muscular endurance and the cardiorespiratory system.
  • Movement Forms: This section will test your knowledge of injury prevention and safety, various forms of dance, gymnastics, various types of games, individual and team sports, outdoor pursuits, martial arts, and lifetime movement activities. Your knowledge of volleyball, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, swimming and, track and field will be tested in this section.
  • Functional Movements, Motor Learning and Motor Development: This section will test your knowledge of growth and motor development, neurophysiology of motor control, motor patterns and the impact of gender differences and environment on motor performance. Questions pertaining to movement concepts of space, body and effort along with manipulative, locomotor and non-locomotor movements will also covered in this section.

PRAXIS II Physical Education: Movement Forms, Video Evaluation Exam

The exam is aimed for those individuals who wants to teach physical education in grades K − 12. One hour will be provided, to answer 2 questions pertaining to a video tape. You need to watch video tapes of 6 students demonstrating and showing various physical fitness movement activities. Then you will need to find out the features of physical movement exercises, identify appropriate communication skills that will help students enhance their movement skills, and identify unsafe aspects of students performing the movement activities.

PRAXIS II Physical Education: Movement Forms-Analysis and Design Exam

The exam is aimed for those individuals who wants to teach physical education for students in grades K − 12. One hour will be provided, to complete multiple choice questions, constructed response, 2 question exam. There will be 1 question pertaining to designing activities for achievement of objectives and 1 question pertaining to assessing fitness and designing routes to achieve goals. Each question comprises of 50% of the final grade.

These 2 questions will cover teaching activities that will enable children to meet fitness goals, movement activities, crucial aspects of movement forms, sports that can be taught in physical education classes, foundations for teaching physical education, health and safety, motor skills and fitness in children.