Feb 29, 2024
P E 160 - Exercise and Nutrition Credits: 3
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness, resistance training, and nutrition education. Lecture and lab activities include fitness and nutrition, safe and effective principles of activity, healthy food choices, caloric needs and recommendations, micronutrients, macronutrients, phytochemicals, antioxidants, diet and disease, and weight management.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Make wise choices regarding physical activity, nutrition, weight management/control, body composition, and risk factors for disease.
- Develop programs and participate in safe and effective aerobic activity suitable to their individual goals and the course purpose.
- Maintain or improve cardiorespiratory endurance and body composition.
- Demonstrate an enhanced awareness of nutrition and recognize the role that personal responsibility plays in adopting behaviors and making choices that impact personal well-being.
- Increase knowledge in and understanding of nutrition as it relates to risk factors for disease and the optimal functioning of the individual.
- Participate in academic and physical activities that address various goals of Healthy People 2020. Goals include physical activity, nutrition and weight status, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and cancer.
- Apply training principles or rules of the sport in fitness- and skill-related classes.
- Identify and/or practice lifetime health and fitness skills that reduce risk of chronic disease and improve or maintain fitness and skill.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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