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PESS 122. Lifelong Health and Fitness

Credits: 1
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Study of appropriate physiological and psychological aspects to gain knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to develop and maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: 407 is the permanent bleachers on the north end of the gym., First class meets in 346. , First class meets in 346., First class meets in 348.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define Wellness and Fitness and describe parameters that comprise good physical health.
2. Explain why CV endurance is the most important component of fitness and how the main energy systems contribute to various forms of physical exertion.
3. Determine body composition and explain the importance of a desirable ratio of lean to fat body tissue.
4. Describe the benefits of having reasonable flexibility and how it relates to low back pain.
5. Explain the overload principle and how one maintains appropriate muscle strength and /or endurance throughout one's lifetime.
6. Identify the major lifestyle behaviors that are associated with heart disease and describe how to reduce one's risk.
7. Identify the risk factors and warning signs for various forms of cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
8. Describe the role of heredity, exercise and diet in weight control.
9. Describe how the body responds to stress, identify potential stressors and establish strategies to reduce stress.
10. Describe healthy choices to ensure lifetime fitness.






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