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Course Description

Course Name: Personal Fitness

Subject: Physical Education

Course Number: 1501300

Credit Earned: 0.5 credit

Prerequisites: None

Course description: By taking this course you will feel the difference, both physically and mentally. You will start by assessing your current physical condition. You will keep a workout log to measure your progress. In addition, you will have a great personal trainer (your teacher) who will help you set realistic goals and reach your personal health-related objectives.

As you travel through the virtual town of Wellville, you will learn about exercise, conditioning, diet and nutrition, and managing stress. You and your trainer will develop a fitness program tailored to your individual needs. As you make progress, you will feel your energy level increase. By the end of the course, you will have developed the kind of healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

The best way to live a healthy life is to prevent health problems before they occur. This course will help you do that. And the best time to start is right now.

Major Topics & Concepts:

  • Baseline Fitness Levels
  • Flexibility Activities
  • Joints, Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments
  • Benefits of Flexibility
  • Principles of Overload, Progression and Specificity
  • Proper Stretching Techniques
  • Principles of Flexibility
  • Types of Stretching
  • Current Trends in Health and Fitness
  • Health Risk Factors
  • Health & Skill Related Fitness
  • Warm Up and Cool Down Importance
  • Common Injuries
  • Importance of Exercising Safely
  • Stress
  • Warning Signs of Stress
  • Coping with Stress
  • Stress management
  • Short & Long Term Goals
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Monitoring the Heart
  • Heart Rates
  • Pulse Rate
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Activities
  • Principles of Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Benefits of Muscular Training
  • Muscular Strength & Endurance
  • Muscular Safety Precautions
  • Weight Training Myths
  • Muscular Contractions
  • Muscular Strength & Endurance Activities
  • Principles of Muscular Fitness
  • Food Guide Pyramid
  • Functions of Essential Nutrients
  • Determining Serving Sizes
  • Reading Nutritional Labels
  • Importance of Water
  • Classify Body Types
  • Components of Body Composition
  • Caloric Inputs & Outputs
  • Weight Management & Control
  • Weight Loss Methods
  • Eating Disorders

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