SRJC Course Outlines

9/26/2021 3:35:35 PMPHYSIO 50 Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Inactive 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
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Catalog Description:
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The physiology of exercise: how and why the body responds to exercise, the role of exercise in fitness and wellness.  


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The physiology of exercise: how and why the body responds to exercise, the role of exercise in fitness and wellness.  
(Grade or P/NP)

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:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1981Spring 2012
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Evaluate the source and credibility of reports of scientific experiments in exercise physiology and related topics.
2. Define wellness and list its components, including physical fitness.
3. Describe the principles of nutrition and describe their relationship to exercise.
4. Define body composition and its relationship to recommended body weight.
5. Compare aerobic and anaerobic exercise and their health benefits.
6. Describe how adequate strength is necessary for fitness and wellness and the principles that govern the development of muscular strength and endurance.
7. Define muscular flexibility and evaluate its importance to adequate fitness.
8. Identify the major health risks in the US, and describe the role of exercise in their management.
9. Perform a variety of fitness measurements including heart rate, blood pressure, maximal oxygen uptake, body composition assessment.

Topics and Scope
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I. Research in exercise physiology
   A. Scientific method
   B. Experimental design
   C. Credibility of information sources
II. Physical fitness and wellness
   A. Definitions and fitness standards
   B. Principles of nutrition
   C. Major U.S. health problems
II. Body composition assessment
   A. Techniques
   B. Determining recommended body weight
   C. Principles of weight control
   D. Physiology of weight loss
IV. Cardiovascular exercise
   A. Endurance assessment
      1. Aerobic and anaerobic endurance
      2. Interpreting maximal oxygen uptake
   B. Principles of cardiovascular exercise prescription
     1. Guidelines
     2. Rating the fitness benefits of aerobic activities
     3. Predicting oxygen uptake and caloric expenditure
V. Muscular strength and endurance
   A. Principles of strength training
   B. Strength training programs and exercises
   C. Factors affecting strength: aging, gender, metabolic rate
VI. Flexibility
   A. Principles of muscular flexibility
   B. Muscular flexibility assessment
    C. When to stretch
VII. Skill-related components of physical fitness
VIII. Health and fitness
   A. Cardiovascular disease
      1. Prevention and risk profile
      2. Abnormal electrocardiogram
      3. Abnormal cholesterol
   B. Stress management
      1. Sources and vulnerability
      2. Stress management
Laboratory exercises:
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. Self Assessment of cardiovascular risk
10. Stress vulnerability questionnaire
11. Stress management techniques

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1.  Read an average of 20-30 pages per week of text and laboratory material.
2.  Perform labs, assess and tabulate data collected.
3.  Read research articles (1/week) and write brief, typed summaries.
4.  Perform fitness assessments and design an individual semester length exercise program.
5.  Exams: 4/semester including multiple choice, true/false, completion and short essay questions.

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 - 20%
Research paper summaries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Assess and tabulate lab data
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Conduct fitness assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, completion, short essay; 4 exams/semester including final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class participation and attendance

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, 5th edition, V. H. Heyward, 2006
Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness.  9th edition, W. W. K. Hoeger and S. A. Hoeger, 2008  

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