Course Summary
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Self-paced. 14 weeks (50 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Physical Education


The course objective is to provide students with an overview of personal health, including diet, nutrition, and fitness as they pertain to the individual in the context of the general population. Throughout the course selected practical experiences, such as a health and fitness assessment, daily caloric intake/expenditure and exercise program are required of students to help guide their learning process. This course explores numerous topics related to overall lifestyle, health, fitness, and aging. Specific topics focus on understanding personal choice and the responsibility for health and wellness through lifestyle choices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of flexibility and 'back' health
  • Participate in a community fitness event
  • Design an exercise program oriented towards addressing their personal health and fitness goals
  • Understand the health care costs in the USA
  • Understand the specific health and disease challenges within our society
  • Assess their personal health
  • Understand the changing health and fitness challenges with aging
  • Understand the basic response to cardiovascular and strength based exercise programs
  • Explore the role of diet and exercise in their daily lives

General Topics:

  • Healthcare in the USA
  • Health of the nation
  • Personal health and fitness assessment
  • Health and fitness changes with aging
  • Aerobic exercise for fitness
  • Strength training for health and fitness
  • Exercise, nutrition and health for weight control
  • Flexibility and back health
  • Managing stress in your daily life
  • Designing an exercise program for your personal health and wellness
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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