Concepts of Life Fitness
Course Description:A basic course designed to acquaint students with the principles, concepts and values of physical fitness, proper nutrition, and stress management; and the dangers attached to negative lifestyle behaviors. Students will learn to evaluate their fitness, nutrition and stress levels, identify their areas of interest, and design personal exercise prescriptions. Students will participate in a number of health and fitness assessments and will be instructed on the proper use of strength and cardiovascular training equipment.
Dr. Steve Givens
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Fitness & Health, 7th edition, 2013. Human Kinetics, ISBN: 9780736099370
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
REC 1: Prepare individuals and groups to participate in a variety of sports.
REC 2: Demonstrate the ability to officiate various sport activities.
REC 3: Organize large group activities for a variety of sports.
REC 4: Lead group activities in a social setting.
REC 5: Recognize diverse needs of special populations.
REC 6: Describe various aspects of outdoor recreation, education, and conservation.
REC 7: Demonstrate employability skills.
REC 8: Provide care for and demonstrate prevention of athletic injuries.
REC 9: Understand foundations of sport fitness and exercise physiology.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Identify and locate various internet sites related to specific fitness training techniques
Identify physiological and psychological benefits of fitness activities
Identify principles of safety related to various fitness activities
Design fitness program for a specific population
Identify specific benefits of engaging in fitness activities as a member of a group
Identify specific benefits of recording progressions of fitness activity
Identify specific modifications of fitness activities for special populations
Identify specific heat related illnesses related to fitness activity
Identify hydration recommendations for persons engaging in fitness activities
Identify specific muscle groups and organs affected by fitness activities
Identify exercise that affects specific groups
Identify major muscle groups and their functions
Identify scientific principles of cardiorespiratory, muscular, and flexibility fitness
Identify specific exercises that affect muscle group function
Identify various methods to assess cardiorespiratory, muscle, and flexibility fitness body composition
Wirttten Project/Class Presentation, Tests
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Lectures are enhanced by board illustrations, concept maps, and/or power point presentations. Additional teaching strategies may include: use of inquiry, critical thinking, class discussions and/or oral presentations.
College-wide policies and resources
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