Healthnutz



 

Learn about key concepts and the importance of physical activity, fundamental movement skills, sedentary behaviour and sleep in childhood and adolescence.


Target audience
This course is aimed at ECD and Grade R teachers who are part of the Healthnutz community. Additionally, this course is for a range of practitioners who would like to improve their understanding of movement behaviours in children and adolescents. Practitioners may include (but not limited to) doctors, other health practitioners, allied health practitioners, primary and secondary school educators, and early childhood development practitioners.


Key target groups

  1. Healthnutz teachers
  2. Medical practitioners, e.g. general practitioners, paediatricians
  3. Other health practitioners, e.g. biokineticists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists
  4. Allied health practitioners, e.g. chiropractors
  5. Primary and secondary school educators
  6. Early childhood development practitioners
  7. Parents
Course content
  
  
Asset File Duration
Introduction to Healthnutz online Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 2 min
Asset File Duration
Physical activity Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 17 min
Summary PDF (English) PDF document -
Opsomming PDF (Afrikaans) PDF document -
Module 1 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -
Asset File Duration
Fundamental movement skills Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 18 min

Locomotor skills MP4 Video 4 min

Object control skills MP4 Video 4 min
Stability skills MP4 Video 2 min
Summary PDF (English) PDF document -
Opsomming PDF (Afrikaans) PDF document -
Module 2 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -
Asset File Duration
Getting practical Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 18 min
Activities to develop locomotor skills MP4 Video 5 min
Activities to develop object control skills MP4 Video 2 min
Activities to develop stability skills MP4 Video 2 min

Activities to develop coordination and strength MP4 Video 4 min
Fitness assessments for different age groups MP4 Video 2 min
Other fitness tests MP4 Video 3 min
FMS assessment MP4 Video 3 min
FMS assessment screencast MP4 Video 3 min
Example of group PA session plan Word doc -
PA diary Word doc -
Fitness assessments for different age groups Word doc -
Adapted FMS assessment Word doc -
Healthnutz assessment (age 3-6) PDF document -
Healthnutz scoring sheet PDF document -
Summary PDF (English) PDF document -
Opsomming PDF (Afrikaans) PDF document -
Module 3 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -
Asset File Duration
Sedentary behaviour Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 26 min
Screen time diary Word doc -
Screen time physical activity typologies PDF document -
Activities to help break up sedentary time in the classroom (English) PDF document -
Activities to help break up sedentary time in the classroom (Afrikaans) PDF document -
Summary PDF (English) PDF document -
Opsomming PDF (Afrikaans) PDF document -
Module 4 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -
Asset File Duration
Medical conditions and developmental disorders Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 5 min
Module 5 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -
Asset File Duration
Sleep Animated PowerPoint MP4 Video 14 min
 
 
Interview with a sleep therapist MP4 Video 15 min
Parent interview/s: Keeping a good bedtime routine MP4 Video 3 min
Food and sleep diary Word doc -
Module 6 - Assessment Moodle Quiz -


What will I learn
  1. Define key movement behaviours in childhood and adolescence: physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep.
  2. Advise on recommendations for these movement behaviours in childhood and adolescence.
  3. Instruct and teach correct fundamental motor skills.
  4. Identify movement skills that help to facilitate physical activity in childhood.
  5. Understand the role physical activity plays in lifestyle diseases and medical conditions.
  6. Explain the role of these movement behaviours and skills in promoting the health and well-being of children.
  7. Conduct basic assessments of movement behaviours and skills with children and adolescents.


Assessments
Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.


Course description
In South Africa, we are seeing more and more inactive kids, kids who can't seem to stay away from their screens, and kids who are not getting enough sleep. These unhealthy behaviours are affecting their physical and emotional health, and their ability to learn and cope at school. If you would like to be armed with more knowledge, insight and skills to turn things around for these kids, then this course is for you. This course provides current scientific evidence on movement behaviours, specifically physical activity, sedentary behaviour (including screen time), and sleep. Fundamental movement skills, and their relationship to physical activity in children, are also covered this course. After completing this course, you will be able to recommend and promote these health behaviours for children and adolescents in a more effective and evidence-based way, which can ultimately be a huge benefit to the children you work with. This course will also equip you with the skills to teach children correct, age appropriate motor skills as well as plan and conduct physical activity sessions for young children.


Requirements
This course assumes that participants have had some form of tertiary education and/or training related to their profession, at NQF Level 4 or higher.


About the instructors


Dr Catherine Draper is a Senior Researcher in the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Draper is also an honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, and is based at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. Catherine has a background in Psychology, and obtained her PhD in Public Health in 2005. Dr Draper has been on the Scientific Advisory for the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card since 2010, and is involved in numerous international societies and projects.

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Caylee Cook is a Kinderkineticist and current PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town and is based at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). Caylee has a background in Sport Science where she specialised in early childhood development with a special focus on movement behaviours. Caylee is in the process of completing her PhD in which she has researched the relationship between physical activity and related behaviours with cognitive outcomes in preschool children in South Africa. She has also been working at SSISA since 2015. Her work involved planning and running group activity sessions for young children, and works as a scientific coordinator for the Community Health Intervention Programmes at SSISA. Caylee is particularly interested in using physical activity as a tool to set children on the right trajectory in life and see every South African child reach their full potential. When Caylee is not working at SSISA or on her PhD, she likes to stay fit through playing sports and enjoying the outdoors!

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 R2000.00


Includes:

Videos in MP4 format
Animated PowerPoint Videos in MP4 format
Course content in book format
Assessments
Additional resources
Certificate of completion
Accessible on mobile devices
Last modified: Friday, 5 April 2019, 8:15 AM