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He has been teaching Physical Education at the ITA since 2014. He is mainly responsible for the 101 and 102 level courses. Renaud has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's in Exercise Therapy. His diverse range of experience in physical training allowed him to deepen his knowledge of supporting, supervising and attaining the training objectives of athletes from a range of disciplines. For more than 4 years, Renaud has assumed the responsibility for the various programs offered by the Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont. Implementing different projects then allowed him to focus on the educational track. He is greatly motivated by his passion for physical training and the satisfaction that he draws from sharing his knowledge with people.

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Published April 13, 2017

Physical Education and the Flipped Classroom: A Custom Training Program Thanks to Moodle

Renaud Despaties-Witty Teacher, ITA - Campus Saint-Hyacinthe
Laura Mercier Teacher, ITA - Campus Saint-Hyacinthe

At the turn of the century, seeing obesity, cardiovascular illnesses and type II diabetes rates that were skyrocketing within the population, the ITA (Institut de technologie agroalimentaire) decided to take on the issue of physical inactivity that was, and still is, affecting our society. We decided to focus the physical education courses which are mandatory for the DCS/DEC on adopting healthy life habits - more specifically focusing on regular physical activity (3 workout sessions per week).

Physical Education