Deals with the educational foundations of Physical Education, Art and Music Education respectively. It covers the historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological theories and principles necessary to understand the bases for the various activities involved. The course shall interrelate the different subjects into common understanding of its importance in the MAPEH and in the life of a human being.
Philippine and Asian Music
Directs the study of the indigenous Music of the Philippines and the neighboring Asian continues with focus on the musical instruments and vocal music. Hands-on study is emphasized to develop the necessary knowledge and skills. Parallelism is love of country and appreciation of the music of the region as Asians. Historical and contemporary contexts of music shall be underscored.
Anatomical, Mechanical and Physiological Bases of Movement
Provides scientific analysis and understanding of the body parts and how the body functions in relation to the various physical activities. It enables the students to identify correct body movements in designing exercise, fitness activities and other physical programs for lifetime use.
Defines movement skills for educational gymnastics and sports activities. Developmental stages for skill acquisition enable the students to understand the importance and effect of body preparation through an exercise. Specific technique includes tumbling, floor exercise, heavy and light apparatus activities and dance-based routines. Programs shall focus on Rhythmic Sportive, Sports Aerobics and Artistic Gymnastics. Coaching as well as officiating of the mentioned programs shall likewise be introduced.
Philippine Folk Dance
Applies practical skills on understanding the rudiments of folk dancing from the raw materials of published and unpublished dances. Analysis of dance instructions and technical interpretations from the written materials are underscored. Emphasis is given to valuing the context of the dance as basis for interpreting dance movements with underpinnings of preserving the legacy of Filipino heritage.
Solfeggio and Applied Piano
Deals with necessary knowledge and skills in music such as note reading, notating pitch finding and identifying both the fixed and movable “do” systems. The course enables the student to acquire basic skills for introductory music and playing the piano is a requirement.
Personal, Community, Environmental Health, Safety Education and First Aid
Encompasses information knowledge and application of health education, health instruction, health services, and health promotion. Programs will focus on practical applications of health practices including safety education and first aid in preparation for emergency and natural calamities.
Team Sports (Volleyball, Softball, Basketball)
Provides playing skills and performances in volleyball, softball and basketball sports events. Built-in developmental skills necessary for playing the event is emphasized for instructional purposes such as lead-up game, low organized game activities and modified games leading to sports. Introduction of coaching and officiating of each event is encouraged.
Aquatics (Swimming and other Water Activities)
Requires scientific acquisition of knowledge and skills in managing the body in the different water types (swimming pool, river, sea). Basic and developmental skills for scientific swimming are introduced as well as games and other activities done on water. Life saving skill on water is likewise encouraged in the course.
Integrated Music Theory
An in-depth study on the fundamental and parameters of Music-rhythms, melody, timbre, tempo, texture, harmony and form. It involves the study of materials and structure of music application and theoretical skills.
International Folk Dance and other Dance Forms
Focuses on dance skills and techniques of other regions’ dances such as Asian and Western-originated dances from Europe and America. Other dance forms shall be introduced like ballet, jazz and social ballroom dances of South American influence.
Music Literature (Western Music)
Traces the development of period music from Pre-Baroque to contemporary or modern music. Emphasis is given on style, forms and characteristics of each representation of composers and their compositions on significant period and events in music.
Methods and Strategies in Teaching MAPEH
Prepares the students for teaching skills of physical education, health education and music education. Applications for actual teaching technique and approaches are introduced with emphasis on classroom and outdoor / field class management. Development and preparation of instructional materials and motivational aids are required.