Course Abstract Details

PHED-101, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

PHED-101, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness, introduces the student to the fundamental relationship between physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The theoretical components of fitness, principles of training, individual pre/post assessments and prescription exercise programs are examined. Varied physical activity media are introduced to give the student practical experiences with the ultimate goal of self-directed lifetime wellness. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Additional $50 fee. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

1. Identify proper terms and apply concepts as they relate to the benefits of physical fitness and wellness, principles of behavior modification and fitness testing. (PG1,GE2,7, Ex 1) 

2. Identify proper terms and apply concepts as they relate to principles of exercise training for improving cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and back health. (PG1, GE2,7, Ex 2) 

3. Identify proper terms and apply concepts as they relate to principles of optimal nutrition and weight management. (PG1, GE2,7, Ex 3) 

4. Identify proper terms and apply concepts as they relate to stress management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. (PG1, GE2,7, Ex 4) 

5. Participate in and critique at least ONE wellness activity outside of class that connects you to a larger college wide or community environment. (PG2, GE1,6,7,Campus Event Report) 

6. Collect and interpret personal fitness and wellness data to formulate effective goals and strategies. ( PG1, 5, GE1,2,3,7, Written Assignments ) 

7. Conduct scholarly research on a specific wellness topic by locating information in five scholarly sources, evaluating your sources and citing them in proper format. (PG1, 3, GE1,2,4, Annotated Bib) 

8. Communicate highlights of research findings to the class using a computer application. (PG1, GE1,2,4, Oral Report) 

9. Identify personal health risks for heart disease or cancer, discuss their impact and make specific recommendations for improving personal wellness. (PG5, GE1,2, Health Behavior Analysis Paper)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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