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

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

Course Description

Introduces an independent and applied physical exercise program to promote physical activity and improve body composition. Promotes healthy behavior change patterns. Covers the application of pre- and post-fitness assessment. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve physical and cardiovascular conditioning through an individually planned exercise program.
  • Implement behavior change techniques to improve overall fitness and health.
  • Apply pre/post body composition assessment techniques.

Course Activities and Design

  •  Assessment of  caloric nutritional intake through a nutrition calculator/nutrition log
  • Maintain physical activity log and journal.
  • Fitness testing utilizing BMI and body measurements

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/Post physical exercise and BMI measurement.
  • Weekly log/journal  to track physical exercise
  • Participation in discussion assignments.
  • Quiz

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

*Calories expenditure/balance
*Mental motivational strategies
*Lifestyle questionnaire
*Intensity monitoring via target heart rate
*Components of fitness including stretching, aerobic and muscular strength
*Personal fitness and nutritional program design