Course Content and Outcome Guide for HE 254
- Course Number:
- HE 254
- Course Title:
- Weight Management and Health
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Course DescriptionCourse examines the causes of obesity, its impact on human health and explores weight loss and diet options for the individual from a holistic perspective, including social, emotional, and physical dimensions of human health. Recommended: Students have a WR 121 skill level. Audit available.
Addendum to Course DescriptionCourse examines the causes of obesity, its impact on human health and explores weight loss and diet options for the individual from a holistic perspective, including social, emotional, and physical dimensions of human health. Recommend student have a WR 121 skill level
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Demonstrate an understanding of how behavioral, environmental, cultural and genetic factors influence body weight and obesity.
- Develop media literacy skills to analyze current diet fads, weight loss trends and treatment for accuracy.
- Design and implement a specific, personalized weight control plan.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the personal health risks associated with excess body weight and obesity.
- Demonstrate the ability to find reliable, safe, scientifically sound information regarding methods of weight control.
Outcome Assessment StrategiesOUTCOME ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES: (CASE STUDIES, GROUP PROJECTS, INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS, QUIZZES, TEST)
Course term project
In class group projects
In class presentation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Define obesity, lean body mass, and body composition and relate these concepts to optimal human health.
- Analyze how behavior, environment, culture and genetics influence a persons chances of becoming obese.
- Learn to put together a comprehensive lifetime weight control plan.
- Explain the relationship between weight management and physical activity.
- Develop a physical activity program that maximizes weight loss.
- Know the relationship between obesity and the development of specific human diseases.
- Reflect upon and describe how obesity may influence an individuals emotional, social, and spiritual health.
- Relate behavior change models to prevention and treatment of obesity Analyze current food and diet fads for accuracy.
- Identify components of a healthy eating plan using the guidelines for healthy eating provided by the U.S. Government
- Outline the relationship between weight management and physical activity.
- Analyze media messages and images for ideal body type, obesity stereotypes, and diet programs.
- Analyze several health sources for information bias and reliability.