PHED 2020

Credit Hours


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Catalog Description

This course provides an introduction to the following areas of fitness living:  physical exercise, nutrition, weight management and stress.  Students will also learn about diseases related to sedentary living, improper nutrition and bouts of mismanaged-stress.  The class will be taught in a lecture setting as well as an activity lab setting.


Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, a Personalized Program by Werner Hoeger and Sharon Hoeger, Morton Publishing Company (newest edition)

Expected Educational Results

As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

1.   Define, identify and assess physical fitness factors as they relate and affect the following:
      Cardiovascular endurance
      Muscular strength
      Muscular endurance
      Body composition
2.   Assess their own level of fitness in the following areas:
      Weight management
3.   Identify the factors that contribute to disease caused by sedentary living, improper nutrition, and


4.   Design a personal fitness program for their future using behavior modification techniques associated with

      positive living.
5.   Utilize current technology and/or access specific web sites for professional interests, research, and the

      preparation of course materials.

General Education Outcomes

 I.   Students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the following ways:
1.  They develop their speaking skills through peer group activities, class discussions, and more formal

      activities such as panel presentations and individual oral presentations.
2.  They develop their listening skills through note taking in class and responding to oral and technical

3.  They develop reading skills through comprehension of textbook materials, analysis of research materials

      and evaluation of secondary sources.
4.  They develop writing skills by planning, composing, and revising short reports and research papers.

II.  Students demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the following ways:
1.  They learn to analyze and interpret research materials.
2.  They learn to understand and incorporate others’ ideas.
3.  They learn to collaborate within a group to produce a group report, consensus or position.
4.  They learn how to calculate MAX VO2, and how to measure muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and

     body composition through a variety of assessment methods and interpret the results.

III. Students apply basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness in

     the following ways:
1. They learn the various components of health and wellness and strategies to incorporate changes in behavior

     to promote those components.
2. They learn the risk factors of various diseases and conditions and ways to reduce those risks.
3. They learn the value of physical fitness and how to improve their own fitness levels.
4. They learn how to assess their five health related components of physical fitness and how to design and

     implement a personal fitness program.

Course Content

1. Physical Fitness Assessment
    Cardiovascular endurance
    Muscular strength
    Muscle endurance
    Body composition
2. Nutrition Analysis
3. Principles of Proper Weight Management
4. Stress Management Techniques
5. Diseases Influenced by a Lack of Fitness
6. Individual Fitness Program
7. Current technology appropriate to access course information and to prepare and submit course materials.