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PED-231-20, Theory of Phys Fit & Wellness (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR:  Melissa Falen

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME:  Weekly/Tuesday evenings (following the women’s college schedule); 6:00pm–7:50pm, 09/02/2014–12/09/2014

CONTENT: 

The course will introduce the concept of "wellness" as it relates to students in today’s society.  Individual and global wellness issues will be explored. Class discussion, student input, and student projects are paramount to this course.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Students will develop an awareness of holistic wellness as it relates to the individual and the world. 
  • Students will gain a greater awareness of individual and global wellness issues.
  • Students will be able to identify the basic components of fitness. 
  • Students will understand the basic principles of training.  
  • Students will acquire a basic knowledge of proper nutritional requirements.
  • Students will have the opportunity to experientially explore diversity and discrimination outside of their personal norms. 
  • Students will give an oral presentation on a current wellness topic.

METHODS: 

Lecture, class discussion, videos, and experiential learning are the main instructional techniques used in this course.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Absences will be reflected in grading due to the participatory nature of this course.

Requirements:

  1. A test will be given.
  2. The student will have a diversity experience assignment due on an assigned date.
  3. The student will have a final project which will be an oral presentation on a current wellness topic.
  4. The student is responsible for all other class work and homework assignments.

Grading Policy

A minimum grade average of 60% is needed to pass the course. The grading scale will be based on a point system. Specific point values will be outlined in the syllabus. The following percentages which will be used in assessing grades: 

90–100% = A; 88–89% = B+; 80–87% = B; 78–79% = C+; 70–77% = C; 60–69% = D; 0–59% = F  

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

The student is expected to read all handouts distributed in class. The student must also have a copy of the Wellness Inventory and the Global Wellness Inventory.

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Students should have the Wellness Inventoryand the Global Wellness Inventory with them for the first class meeting.