This course is designed for teachers interested in teaching the fundamental components and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on fitness and wellness through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, fitness assessment and consumer facts on exercise and fitness. Students will learn strategies for planning a personal, lifelong fitness program based on individual needs, abilities, and interests.
a. Define physical fitness, health and wellness.
b. Identify behaviors and activities that are part of a fit and well lifestyle.
c. Identify and explain factors that contribute to weight gain and loss, including exercise and food choices.
d. Explain how physical activity is related to hyperkinetic conditions.
e. Describe cardiovascular health, including controllable and uncontrollable risk factors.
f. Explain how to use self-management skills for living a healthy life.
g. Understand what stress is and how it affects your overall well being.
h. Explain how the level of body fatness is related to good health.
i. Set and work towards accomplishing physical fitness goals.
j. Design a well-rounded exercise plan.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Health and Human Development
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