SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 8:37:56 PMPHYED 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 52Title:  FITNESS FOR LIVING  
Full Title:  Fitness for Living
Last Reviewed:2/10/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 95

Catalog Description:
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Knowledge of physical fitness, benefits, training principles, appropriate exercise and health practices with application to lifelong health and exercise habits.  Includes lecture, laboratory, exercise, and physical fitness tests.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Knowledge of physical fitness, benefits, training principles, appropriate exercise & health practices with application to lifelong health & exercise habits. Includes lecture, lab exercise & physical fitness tests.
(Grade Only)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the
knowledge and skills required to make wise decisions about lifetime
fitness and healthy life styles.  At the completion of this course  the
student will be able to do the following:
    1.  Assess current personal lifestyle and develop a plan for optimal
        lifelong wellness.
    2.  Identify and explain how the health related components of
        physical  fitness contribute to general health and wellness.
    3.  Identify the potential risks as well as the benefits associated
        with exercise.
    4.  Demonstrate practical techniques for assessing one' own fitness
    5.  Analyze training principles (ie.,  "progressive overload") and
        relate them to fitness program design and participation; plan
         a fitness program suited to individualized needs based on
         the results of personal fitness assessment.
     6.  Participate in a variety of correctly performed activities
         designed to improve their physical fitness levels.
     7.  Explain how nutrition relates to health and wellness, and
         describe components of healthy nutritional habits; assess
         personal eating habits and design a sound individual
         nutritional program.
     8.  Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and distinguish between
         good and bad commercial fitness and nutritional programs and

Topics and Scope
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  1. Definition and Importance of Physical Fitness Components
     a. Health Related Physical Fitness
        1) body composition
        2) cardiovascular endurance
        3) flexibility
        4) muscular endurance
        5) muscular strength
      b. Skill Related Physical Fitness
        1) agility
        2) balance
        3) coordination
        4) power
        5) reaction
    2. Health Related Physical Fitness Self Appraisal
        a. body composition
        b. cardiovascular endurance
        c. flexibility
        d. muscular endurance
        e. muscular strength
    3. Nutrition for Health and Wellness
        a. Guidelines for basic healthful nutrition
        b. Physiological  and psychological principles of weight
        c. Assessment of present individual dietary intake
        d. Nutritional planning for lifelong health
        e. Nutritional myths and misconceptions
        f. Nutritional guidelines for special populations
    4. Principles of Exercise Program Design
         a. Workout components: warm up, workout, cool down
         b. Overload and adaptation
         c. Specificity
         d. Progression
         e. Individual differences
         f. Frequency, Intensity, Time (FIT) Formula and target zones
         g. Application of basic exercise principles to health
            related fitness components
     5. Designing and Individualized Physical Fitness Program
         a. Interpret physical fitness appraisal results
         b. Set realistic goals
         c. Establish a program based upon the FIT formula
            (frequency, intensity, and time) for each physical fitness
      d. Select specific activities to achieve goals
      e. Establish the importance of daily record keeping
      f. Emphasize exercise adherence
      g. Re-assess and modify program
   6. Assessment of Current Personal Lifestyle and Risk Factors
      a. Identify and evaluate lifestyle components, e.g.
          1) cardiovascular risk factors
          2) cancer risk factors
          3) addictive behaviors (i.e. chemical dependency)
          4) stress management including relaxation techniques
      b. Set goals for lifestyle modification
      c. Establish behavioral modification program
      d. Establish the importance of daily record keeping
     e. Re-assess lifestyle components and modify program
  7. Health and Fitness Consumer Awareness and decision Making
     a. Evaluate products and services
     b. Identify characteristics of qualified experts
     c. Expose common myths and fallacies
     d. Examine marketing/media distortions
     e. Other
  8. Exercise Benefits and Potential Exercise Risks
     a. Examine benefits
        1) Physiological
        2) Psychological/Emotional
        3) Social
     b. Examine risks
        1) Exercise related injuries
          a. traumatic, acute, overuse
          b.  prevention
          c.  treatment
    2) Equipment
    3) Environment
 9. Exploration of Exercise Options
   a. List and compare traditional and non-traditional sports and games
   b. List and compare individual and group activities

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  1.  All assignments require college level writing skills where
      appropriate to course content.  Appropriate writing assignments
      are related, but not limited to concepts of fitness, strength train
      ing, flexibility, cardiovascular health, weight management and
      nutrition, stress management, healthy lifelong wellness, health
      and fitness quackery.
   2. Examples of writing Assignments::
       a. Goals paper
       b. Lab reports
       c. Essays on current health and fitness topics
       d. Nutritional analysis
       e. Summary and evaluation of assigned reading or film, video
     f. Special projects e.g. visits to "Health" spa/fitness center or
        mini research projects.
     Examples of Outside Assignments may include but are not limited
     to wellness and fitness goals paper; compiling a Wellness Notebook
     (articles, handouts etc.); reports on assigned library and media
     center audio tapes, video tapes, books; nutritional analysis;
     lifestyle assessment; observation and report of fitness facilities
     or weight loss centers; participation in assigned fitness events
     (health fairs, fun runs, etc.); and maintaining an exercise log.
     1. Planning and writing a personal fitness program applying the
        concepts used in the course.
     2. Written goals paper where the principles of life long wellness
    (nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, etc.) are applied
     to daily health maintenance.
 3. Evaluation of the laboratory assignments and their application
    to personal needs.

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
20 - 30%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, ESSAY EXAM, QUIZZES
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 25%
Personal plan project ,Reading reports

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fit and Well:  Core concepts and Labs in Fitness and Wellness.
By Thomas Fahey Mayfield Pub.

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