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PED-231 Theory of Physical Fitness and Wellness

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course introduces the concept of "holistic wellness” as it relates to students in today’s society.  Both individual and global wellness issues will be explored.  Class discussion, student input, and student projects and presentations are paramount to this course.  The course fulfills the general education requirement in physical education.  [2 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  1. Develop an awareness of holistic wellness as it relates to the individual and the world. 
  2. Gain a greater awareness of individual and global wellness issues.
  3. Identify the basic components of fitness. 
  4. Discuss the basic principles of training.   
  5. Acquire a basic knowledge of proper nutritional requirements.
  6. Explore diversity and discrimination outside of their personal norms.
  7. Give an oral presentation on a current wellness topic.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Absences will be reflected in grading due to the participatory nature of this course
  2. One test
  3. Diversity experience assignment
  4. Final project (an oral presentation on a current wellness topic)
  5. Class work and homework assignments

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • Complete the Wellness Inventory prior to the first class meeting

Bring to the first class meeting the Global Wellness Inventory