- Course Number:
- HE 254
- Course Title:
- Weight Management and Personal 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 Description
Course 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 Strategies
OUTCOME 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.