COURSE TITLE: Personal Physical Fitness and Wellness
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 2)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This introductory course examines many of the determinants of total wellness and is intended to assist students in developing an awareness of lifestyle issues, to provide them with information about a positive, healthy lifestyle and ultimately to encourage them to adopt healthy practices. Emphasis will be placed upon knowing and understanding basic concepts of fitness, nutrition, elementary first-aid, stress and disease control and applying these in the lab. A holistic approach will provide students with a deeper understanding of their responsibility for personal wellness as part of God's creation.

REQUIRED TEXTS: Walters, P, (2007) Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Toronto, ON: Human Kinetics Publishers.  
Chapter Quizzes 10%
Assessment of Fitness 10%
Midterm exam 25%
March Madness - Personal Fitness Program 25%
Final exam 30%
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of personal health, wellness, physical fitness and nutrition.
  • To explore aspects of healthy behaviour change and growth.
  • To develop a working knowledge of the concepts of human cardio-respiratory exercise and muscular exercise as part of one’s health and wellness education.
  • To implement wellness concepts into a personal and practical application (through Lab work).
  • To become aware of current societal health issues.
  • To develop an integrated perspective on the physical, social, emotional, vocational, spiritual, and intellectual aspects of wellness.
  • Week 1 Introduction – Valuing Holistic Wellness (Chapter 1)
  • Week 2 God’s Purpose and Your Life Mission (Chapters 2)
    • Lab: Weight Room Orientation
  • Week 3 Principles of Fitness/Assessing Current Fitness
    • Lab: Assessing Fitness (be ready to work out! Will not take full 2 hours)
  • Week 4 Muscular/Neuromuscular/Cardiovascular/Respiratory Systems (handouts provided)
    • Lab: Assessing Fitness continued (weight room)
  • Week 5 Biomechanics and movement analysis
  • Week 6 Body Composition and Image (Perfectionism) (Chapter 3)/Weight Control/Management (Chapter 4)
    • Lab: Biomechanics/movement analysis
  • Week 7 Reading Week
  • Week 7 Cardio respiratory Endurance (Chapter 5)
    • Midterm Exam Chapters 1-4, Biomechanics and the 4 systems (Friday)
  • Week 8 Muscular Strength & Endurance Assessment and Training (Chapter 6)
    • Lab: Cardio
  • Week 9 Muscular Flexibility and Development (Chapter 7)
    • Lab: proper lifting procedures
  • Week 10 Program Development (handouts provided) ( start food / exercise journal)
    • Lab: lifting procedures / stretching
  • Week 11 Nutritional Health and Wellness (Chapter 8)
    • Lab: personal program design
  • Week 12 Emotional Health and Wellness (Sleep, Communication) (Chapter 9 and Chapter 10)
    • Lab: analysis of food/exercise journal
  • Week 13 Preventing Disease/ Managing Time
    • Lab: TBD
  • Week 14 Personal Relationships/ Living a Healthy Life (Chapter 11)
    • Lab: TBD

Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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