PESS122 - Lifelong Health and Fitness

General

Prefix
PESS
Course Number
122
Course ID
00003683
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lecture
Department(s)
Kinesiology
Description
Study of appropriate physiological and psychological aspects to gain knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to develop and maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

No Requisites

Credits

Min
1
Max
1
Repeatable
No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course
No
MN Goal Designation(s)
-
Cultural Diversity
No

Learning Outcomes

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

Dependencies

No dependencies