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LW 221W - Fitness and Wellness

Credits: 2
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Promotes understanding and experience of the direct correlation between positive lifestyle habits and wellbeing through a series of classroom lectures that cover a wide variety of wellness topics and disease prevention with application of these concepts through participation in aerobic conditioning, resistance training, diet analysis, and health assessments. Successful completion of LW 221W meets the Wellness graduation requirement.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of various chronic diseases.
    1. Identify risk factors for various chronic diseases most impacted by lifestyle choices.
    2. Define various chronic diseases most impacted by lifestyle choices.
    3. Identify lifestyle changes to decrease risk for chronic diseases most impacted by lifestyle choices.
    4. Critically analyze a person's risk for disease.
    5. Identify populations at greatest risks for chronic disease.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the health-related components of fitness.
    1. Identify activities and criteria that meet the FITT principle for each component.
    2. Explore how the FITT principles of the five health-related components of fitness can impact student’s overall wellness.
    3. Describe how the health-related components of fitness impact chronic disease risk.
    4. Describe how the health-related components of fitness impact stress management.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of healthy nutrition.
    1. List all macronutrients along with their caloric values, healthy food sources, relationship to healthy diet, and roles in the body.
    2. Calculate percentage of macronutrients in food sources.
    3. Explain the importance of micronutrients and their role in a healthy diet.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to think critically about nutritional claims and differentiate myth from fact.
    5. Critically analyze a diet and explain the strengths and weaknesses of it in comparison to healthy standards.
    6. Calculate energy in foods based on information presented on food labels.
    7. Demonstrate an ability to make changes to a diet in order to more closely align in with healthy standards.
    8. Describe how nutrition impacts stress management.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of major muscle groups.
    1. Identify the location of the major muscles groups.
    2. Give examples of exercises to strengthen the major muscle groups.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of heart rate training.
    1. Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate resting heart rates, exercise heart rates, and training zones.
    2. Explain how the training zones impact cardiovascular training principles.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the dimensions of wellness.
    1. Identify and define the dimensions of wellness.
    2. Explain, with examples from their lives, what contributes to or detracts from the various dimensions of wellness.
    3. Explain how the dimensions of wellness impact each other.
  7. Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and proper technique.
    1. Describe the importance of a warm-up and cool-down.

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