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Section 5: Preparation Resources
Physical Education EC–12 (158)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, SHAPE America.
  2. JTPE: Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Human Kinetics Publishers.
  3. Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators, SHAPE America.

Other Resources

  1. SHAPE America. (2011). Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher's Guide. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  2. Coakley, J. (2014). Sports In Society: Issues and Controversies. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  3. Colvin, A. Y., Markos, N. J., and Walker, P. J. (2008). Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  4. Dougherty, N. (Ed.) (2011). Physical Activity & Sport for the Secondary School Student. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  5. Graham, G. (2008). Teaching Children Physical Education: Becoming a Master Teacher. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  6. Graham, G., Holt Hale, S. A., and Parker, M. (2012). Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education with PowerWeb. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  7. Hamilton, N., Weimar, W., and Luttgens, K. (2011). Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  8. Hellison, D. (2011). Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics Publishers.

  9. Hoeger, W., and Hoeger, S. A. (2010). Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing.

  10. Mohnsen, B. (Ed.) (2008). Teaching Middle School Physical Education. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  11. National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2014). National Standards & Grade-level Outcomes for K–12 Physical Education. Champagne, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  12. Pangrazi, R. P., and Beighle, A. (2012). Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children. Menlo Park, Calif.: Benjamin/Cummings.

  13. Powers, S. and Howley, E. (2011). Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  14. Seaman, J., DePauw, K., Morton, K., and Omato, K. (2007). Making Connections: From Theory to Practice in Adapted Physical Education. Scottsdale, Ariz.: Holcomb Hathaway Publishers.

  15. Siedentop, D., and Tannehill, D. (2002). Developing Teaching Skills in Physical Education. Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Publishing.

  16. Texas Education Agency. (1998). Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

  17. Texas State Board for Educator Certification. (2000). Physical Education Standards.

  18. Tortora, G. and Derrickson, B. (2011). Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

  19. Weinberg, R., and Gould, D. (2011). Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  20. Wilmore, J. H., and Costill, D. L. (2011). Physiology of Sport and Exercise. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

  21. Winnick, J. (2010). Adapted Physical Education and Sport. Champagne, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

Online Resources

  1. Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) —
  2. American College of Sports Medicine —
  3. Human Kinetics —
  4. PE Central: The Web Site for Health and Physical Education —

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