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Introduction to Physical Literacy

Introduction to Physical Literacy

$ 24.95

Please note: This course is now retired. It has been replaced by "Getting Started with Physical Literacy". 
Language: English (Also available in French and Spanish
Course Duration: 1-2 Hours

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of eLearning completion and 1 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) Point (if applicable).



This course introduces the concept of physical literacy, provides information about how we learn to move, and identifies the key elements of a supportive physical literacy environment. 

Rationale and Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of physical literacy

  • Describe the relationship between physical literacy, physical activity, and physical fitness 

  • Identify the general course of motor skill (movement) development in childhood and the approximate age of adult proficiency

  • Describe the relationship between the development of movement competence, confidence, and motivation, in support of physical literacy development

  • Identify key elements of a supportive physical literacy environment

  • Recognize that physical literacy activities must be accessible and inclusive 

  • Describe and diagram a physical literacy life journey

Learners are required to successfully complete all parts and related learning activities to receive a certificate of completion.


This course was developed by Sport for Life in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada and HIGH FIVE® with financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.