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PHED 1101

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at   
Credit Hours   1   
Course Title   Choices For Life   
Prerequisite(s)   NONE   
Corequisite(s)   NONE   
Catalog Description   
This course explores specific topics which promote healthy pro-active lifestyles.  Each
topic covered includes applied skills to make good lifestyle choices.  Focus topics and
skills are: exploring the various dimensions that affect healthy living, eliminating
self-defeating behaviors, assessing the health-related components of physical fitness
and designing and implementing a personal fitness prescription.

REQUIRED TEXT A Wellness Way of Life, by Gwen Robbins, Debbie Powers and
Sharon Burgess, Brown & Benchmark, Publishers, (newest edition).

Expected Educational Results   
1. As a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

2. Identify and define the basic components of healthy lifestyles.
3. Identify behaviors that promote healthy lifestyles.
4. Describe self-defeating lifestyle behaviors.
5. Assess their current fitness level for the health-related components of physical fitness.
6. Participate in a variety of activities that would promote the health-related components of physical fitness.
7. Write personal programs for physical fitness improvement.
8. Explain the inter-relationship between the wellness dimensions.
9. Develop plans to implement change in all dimensions of wellness.
10. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

General Education Outcomes   
I. Students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the following ways:
1. They develop their speaking skills through peer group activities, class discussions, and more formal activities such as panel presentations and individual oral presentations.
2. They develop their listening skills through note taking in class and responding to oral and technical presentations.
3. They develop reading skills through comprehension of textbook materials, analysis of research materials and evaluation of secondary sources.
4. They develop writing skills by planning, composing, and revising short reports and research papers.

II. Students demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the following ways:
1. They learn to analyze and interpret research materials.
2. They learn to understand and incorporate others’ ideas.
3. They learn to collaborate within a group to produce a group report, consensus or position.
4. They learn how to measure muscle strength and endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility and body composition and to interpret the results.

III. Students apply basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness in the following ways:
1. They learn the various components of health and wellness and strategies to incorporate changes in behavior to promote those components.
2. They learn the risk factors of various diseases and conditions and ways to reduce those risks.
3. They learn the value of physical fitness and how to improve their own fitness levels.
4. They learn how to assess their five health related components of physical fitness and how to design and implement a personal fitness program.

Course Content   
1. Lifestyle appraisal
2. The five stages of (behavioral) change
3. Factors affecting growth in wellness
4. Wellness dimensions
i. Physical
ii. Emotional
iii. Occupational
iv. Social
v. Intellectual
vi. Spiritual
vii. Environmental
5. Pre and post testing of the five health-related components of physical fitness
i. Body composition
ii. Cardiorespiratory fitness
iii. Muscle strength
iv. Muscle endurance
v. Flexibility
6. Participate in class activities to improve body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle fitness, and flexibility.
7.       Designing personal fitness plans
8.       Heart health
9.       Nutrition and weight control
10.       Substance abuse
11.       Stress management
12.       Common injuries & special considerations
13.       Prevention of cancer & sexually transmitted diseases
14.       Promoting healthy lifestyles for the future
15.       Cardiorespiratory Activities
16.       Testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.
3. Cardiorespiratory fitness activities will be included in all classes in addition to other fitness and/or sport-related activities specific to the class.  Testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be administered to all students.  Testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be conducted according to the protocols for the 1-Mile Walk Test, the 3-Minute Step Test or the Astrand-Ryhming Test.  Pre and Post testing scores will be valued at no less than 15% and no more than 30% of the total grade.

The department assessment will be conducted every three years in the following manner:
1. All students in all sections will be required to complete a common written final exam containing questions related to the expected educational results.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to improve student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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