Physical Literacy: An Innovative Concept for Preventive Health for Children

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What is this new concept of physical literacy?

A child’s motor skills are one of the most important predictors of high levels of physical activity in adulthood (Stodden, 2017). This training will address the innovative concept of physical literacy and the stages of development between 0-12 years of age from the perspective of overall health and academic achievement.

Physical literacy represents the set of fundamental abilities and values (motivation, confidence, foundations, skills, knowledge, and responsibilities) that enable a person to move with mastery in a variety of physical, athletic, and rhythmic activities.

Joël Beaulieu is a doctoral student in psychopedagogy who trains and coaches several professionals in the field of child motor development. He has been a consultant for the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and a specialist in education sciences at the Département des sciences de l’activité physique at UQTR. Currently, he is the founding president of the consulting firm A+ Action, which specializes in motor skills and sports pedagogy. Joël Beaulieu, Ph.D. (c), a doctoral student in psychopedagogy specializing in motor skills, offers training on fundamental motor skills to be developed in children aged 5 to 12.

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You will learn:

  • Developmental milestones in children
  • Children’s basic physical activity needs
  • Stages of physical literacy
  • Components of gross and fundamental motor skills
  • Impacts of physical literacy on health and academic achievement
  • Roles of the health professional on a child’s motor skills level
  • Rapid screening tests for gross motor skills. Variations of standardized tests (Ulrich; MABC)
  • Qualitative assessment of selected fundamental motor skills
  • Demonstration of stimulation exercises to improve the deficiencies targeted in the tests

Module 1: Introduction to fitness for today’s children

Module 2: Motor components with the greatest impact on motor competence

Module 3: Physical activity guidelines

Module 4: Key processes in motor development for 0-12 years old

Module 5: Gross motor skills

Module 6: Physical literacy

Module 7: 4 early screening tests and home stimulation exercices

* You can view the online training whenever you want, there is no deadline for completion.

* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all the necessary information by email to view the training.


  1. Know the developmental benchmarks of children’s gross motor skills:
  • Cognitive and neuromotor development
  • Critical period on motor programming
  1. Understand children’s basic physical activity needs:
  • Physical Activity Standards and Prescriptions
  • Diversification vs. specialization
  • Free vs. structured games
  1. Know the stages of physical literacy:
  • Basic level
  • Excellence level
  • Standard of living
  1. Know the main components of gross motor skills and fundamental motor skills:
  • Muscle tone, balance, and coordination
  • Running, throwing, catching, dribble, jumping, rolling, kicking, etc.
  1. Understand the impacts of motor development on academic achievement
  2. Understand the impacts of motor development on overall health
  3. Know the role of the health professional regarding the child’s motor skills level
  4. Know the screening tests for gross motor skills (Ulrich, MABC)
  5. Be able to qualitatively assess fundamental motor skills using simple benchmarks (non-acquired, developing and acquired)
  6. Be able to prescribe stimulation exercises in facilitating practice contexts to improve the impairments targeted in the tests

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