SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 6:15:32 AMPHYSIO 50 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYSIO 50Title:  EXERCISE, FITNESS  
Full Title:  Exercise, Fitness and Wellness
Last Reviewed:2/23/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
For anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of exercise, fitness and wellness, to know how and why the body responds to exercises and how best to exercise to achieve fitness and optimal health. Also of interest to students seeking certificates in aerobics, dance, massage therapy, personal training and physical therapy assistant. Topics include: muscular strength, aerobic fitness, weight control, nutrition and cardiovascular disease. Laboratory exercises include the determination of cardiovascular fitness, percent body fat, blood pressure, serum glucose and cholesterol. These topics will be explored to acquire the knowledge to design individual exercise, health and wellness programs.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
For anyone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of exercise, fitness and wellness, to know how and why the body responds to exercise and how best to exercise to achieve fitness and wellness.  Also of interest to students seeking certificates in aerobics, dance, massage therapy, personal training and physical therapy assistant.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Spring 2012
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2012
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Untitled document
The student will be able to:
1.  Define inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning and describe
2.  Design and evaluate scientific experiments and evaluate the source and
   credibility of information.
3.  Define wellness and list its components, including physical fitness.
4.  Assess heart rate and blood pressure.
5.  Define nutrition and describe its relationship to health and wellness
   and how carbohydrates, fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals
   function in the body.
6.  Conduct a comprehensive nutrient analysis.
7.  Define body composition and its relationship to recommended body
   weight and describe the methodology used to assess body
8.  Describe a weight loss and weight maintenance program and describe the
   physiology of weight loss.
9.  Define aerobic and anaerobic exercise and describe their benefits.
10. Administer four different maximal oxygen uptake estimation protocols
   including the 1.5 Mile Run Test and the Astrand Ryhming Test.
11. Describe how adequate strength is necessary for fitness and wellness
   and describe the principles that govern the development of muscular
   strength and endurance.
12. Define muscular flexibility and describe its importance to adequate
   fitness and wellness and define ballistic stretching, slow-sustained
   stretching, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching.
13. Describe a complete set of exercises for an overall body flexibility
   development program.
14. Describe the six components of skill-related fitness.
15. Define cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease and describe
   the major risk factors that lead to the development of coronary heart
16. Describe a comprehensive program for reducing coronary heart disease
   and managing cardiovascular disease risk.
17. Define cancer and describe how it starts and spreads and describe the
   American Cancer Society's guidelines for cancer prevention.
18. Define stress, eustress, distress and describe stress management
19. Describe the detrimental health effects of tobacco use.
20. Describe the most common sexually transmitted diseases and describe
   the difference between HIV and AIDS.
21. Describe the relationship between fitness and aging.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
1.  Scientific Method
   A.  Induction
   B.  Deduction
   C.  Experimental Design
2.  Physical Fitness and Wellness
    A. Definitions of Fitness and Wellness
    B. Fitness Standards
    C. Major U.S. Health Problems
3.  Principles of Nutrition for Wellness
    A. Nutrients
    B. Energy Production
    C. Nutrition for Athletes
    D. Nutrition for Women
4.  Body Composition Assessment
    A. Techniques
    B. Determining Recommended Body Weight
5.  Principles of Weight Control
    A. Obesity and Overweight
    B. Physiology of Weight Loss
    C. Weight Loss Myths
6.  Cardiovascular Endurance Assessment
    A. Aerobic and Anaerobic Endurance
    B. Interpreting Maximal Oxygen Uptake
7.  Principles of Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription
    A. Guidelines
    B. Rating the Fitness Benefits of Aerobic Activities
    C. Predicting Oxygen Uptake and Caloric Expenditure
8.  Muscular Strength and Endurance Assessment
    A. Aging and Metabolic Rate
    B. Gender Differences
    C. Strength Training Programs
9.  Principles of Strength Training
    A. Factors Affecting Strength
    B. Strength Training Exercises
10.  Muscular Flexibility Assessment
11.  Principles of Muscular Flexibility Prescription
    A. When to Stretch?
    B. Preventing and Rehabilitating Lower Back Pain
12. Skill-Related Components of Physical Fitness
13. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
    A. Coronary Heart Disease Risk Profile
    B. Abnormal Electrocardiogram
    C. Abnormal Cholesterol
    D. Diabetes
    E. Smoking
    F. Personal and Family History
    G. Age
14. Cancer Risk Management
    A. Incidence of Cancer
    B. Cancer Prevention
15. Stress Management
    A. Sources
    B. Vulnerability
    C. Coping
16. Smoking Cessation
17. Addictive Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    A. Drugs and Addiction
    B. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
18. Relevant Fitness and Wellness Issues
    A. Exercise and Aging
    B. Accident Prevention
    C. Health/Fitness Club Memberships
Laboratory Material:
1.  Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
2.  Nutrient Analysis
3.  Hydrostatic Weighing for Body Composition
4.  Estimation and Daily Caloric Requirement
5.  Cardiovascular Endurance Assessment
6.  Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription
7.  Muscular Strength and Endurance Assessment
8.  Muscular Flexibility Assessment
9.  Exercises for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain
10. Self Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk
11. Cancer Prevention
12. Stress Vulnerability Questionnaire
13. Stress Management Techniques
14. Addictive Behavior Questionnaire
15. Self Quiz on HIV and AIDS

Untitled document
1.  Read an average of 20-40 pages per week of text and laboratory
2.  Write lab reports and complete laboratory exercises and
3.  Write a research paper of eight to ten pages based upon a project on
   personal fitness and wellness.
4.  Conduct fitness assessments and design exercise programs.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 40%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Conduct fitness assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Hoeger and Sharon A. Hoeger; 6th edition, 2002, Wadsworth
FIT AND WELL: by Thomas D.Fahey, Paul M. Insel and Walton T. Roth, 2002,

Print PDF