Professional Learning

Training and Certification

Online Training

*Note - PHE Canada is currently updating its e-learning platform. We hope to have the e-learning courses back shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


An Introduction to Models-Based Practice is an interactive online learning experience designed to support educators, coaches, and recreational leaders in advancing their knowledge of pedagogical models and the Models-Based Practice approach. This e-learning opportunity provides an overview of the Models-Based Practice approach, introduces some possible pedagogical models that can serve as a starting point for the implementation of the Models-Based Practice approach, and provides support for extended professional learning. Instructional strategies and scenarios are provided in order to apply the information and emphasize what is required to ensure a successful Models-Based Practice approach to physical education programming. 


Physical Literacy: An Introduction is an interactive e-learning certification that introduces participants to the foundation of physical literacy, highlights implementation strategies, and encourages the integration of learning into daily practice. Participants will develop the capacity and skills to support the development of physical literacy in children and youth. 


Physical Literacy and All Abilities is an interactive e-learning certification that supports leaders in furthering their understanding of physical literacy by introducing a variety of concepts to modify programming in order to incorporate the needs of all children and youth. A variety of disabilities across the spectrum of developmental, behavioral, sensory, and physical disabilities are introduced including instructional strategies to create an inclusive environment in physical education and physical activity programming.

Note: PHE Canada recommends the course Physical Literacy: An Introduction as a prerequisite to this course.



In-Person Training

Physical Literacy

The Physical Literacy Workshop provides participants with practical guidance, hands on experience, and information about the tools and resources that are available to help them create a positive learning environment. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to discuss, interact, and problem solve while participating in physical activities, reflection exercises, and group tasks. Teachers, coaches, and physical activity leaders will learn how to use the presented information and resources effectively in their physical education classes and practices, helping to foster physical literacy.

The workshops are custom tailored to meet the needs of the group (i.e., sport and recreation, elementary and/or secondary educators, administrators, coaches, etc.) and include a focus on inclusion and strategies for working with diverse groups of children and youth.

  • Elementary Workshop
  • Secondary Workshop
  • Combined Workshop
  • Sport & Recreation Workshop
  • For Persons with a Disability

The workshops are a minimum of 2.5 hours long and require a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 participants. The host location must provide a large space for physical activity (e.g., a gymnasium) as well as A/V equipment.

The Physical Literacy In-Person Workshops are available by request. If you would like to book a Physical Literacy Workshop please contact Jordan Burwash at [email protected] or 613-523-1348 x 2339.