NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 116 - FITNESS AND WELLNESS (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studies fitness and wellness and how they relate to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL PURPOSE

The student will understand and apply the principles involved in promoting and maintaining total wellness and physical fitness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    A. demonstrate an understanding of the physiological benefits of movement, physical activity, and wellness
    B. define principles involved in increasing and maintaining physical fitness
    C. evaluate and apply fitness and wellness concepts to individual lifestyle
    D. participate in movement and wellness activities
MAJOR TOPIC TO BE INCLUDED
    A. Fitness: principles, benefits, evaluations
    B. Fitness Components: flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition
    C. Weight Management: weight gain and loss, strategies for change, eating disorders, metabolism
    D. Nutrition: food and diet analysis, basic nutrients, body's use of fuel
    E. Stress Management: the body's physiological reactions, relaxation techniques
    F. Injury Prevention: exercise injury, body mechanics
    G. Cardiovascular Disease: risk factors, prevention, intervention
Revised 10/93

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