Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182W Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
PE 182W
Course Title:
Physical Activity for Weight Control
Credit Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Introduces an independent and progressive activity program for overweight, sedentary, and/or older students. Recommended for those students who would like help with weight control through activity, and who have their doctor's permission to begin an activity program. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students provide appropriate sport clothing for activity.
Sport shoes designed for walking are required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Maintain improved physical and cardiovascular conditioning to help obtain/maintain healthy body composition.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness, health and wellness program.
  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Course Activities and Design

  • Apply present physical condition to appropriate physical activity levels.
  • Apply mental exercise towards activity and eating strategies.
  • Maintain physical activity log and journal.
  • Fitness testing for cardiovascular endurance and body composition.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/Post physical activity and body composition testing.
  • Individual fitness participation.
  • Personal physical activity log and journal.
  • Participation in discussion assignments.
  • Quizzes/Exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Gradual overload
Calories expenditure/balance
Mental motivational strategies
Lifestyle questionnaire
Target Heart Rate
Safety concepts
Appreciation of benefits of lifelong activity and healthy eating