Aug 11, 2022  

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LW 220W - Lifelong Wellness

Credits: 1
Promotes student understanding and experience of the direct correlation between positive lifestyle habits and well being through a series of classroom lectures that cover a variety of wellness topics and disease prevention. Credit may be earned in only one of the following: LW 220W or LW 206A .

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, and use information learned in Lifelong Wellness.
    1. Identify the appropriate mode, frequency, intensity, and duration for enhancing all five health-related components of fitness.
    2. Calculate estimated maximum heart rates, heart rate reserve, target heart rates, and estimated maximum oxygen consumption.
    3. Evaluate current diet and recommend changes to improve overall health and nutrition.
    4. Calculate energy in foods and complete diets.
    5. Calculate energy needs for positive, negative, and energy balance.
    6. Access information using a variety of technology and library resources.
  2. Respond appropriately and effectively through speaking and listening skills.
    1. Identify and present specific muscles and their locations. List strengthening exercises as well as flexibility exercises for each muscle.
    2. Respond appropriately to feedback and questions.
  3. Process information through interpretation, questioning, reasoning, and evaluation.
    1. Differentiate between injuries caused by overuse and those caused by accidents.
    2. Identify the people who can safely begin an exercise program and those who should consult their doctor and be tested first.
    3. Identify the specific factors and conditions that may increase a person's risk of injury during exercise.
    4. Outline the unique contributions of exercise in a fat reduction program.
  4. Practice values and civic principles related to wellness, and understand and apply the principles of diversity in health and wellness.
    1. Identify the populations at the highest risk for bacterially and virally caused STD’s.
    2. Identify and explain population prevalence for cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
    3. Compare and contrast various chronic diseases in the U.S., and in other countries and states.
  5. Successfully read, analyze, and organize information by articulating in writing effective responses that promote learning.
    1. Identify, summarize, and derive meaning from a reading.
    2. Organize, interpret, and draw conclusions from a reading.
    3. Write effective introductions and conclusions.
    4. Identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
    5. Define cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
    6. Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
    7. Define and describe process addiction.
    8. Define and explain the concept of addiction.
    9. Explain the physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
    10. Define health and wellness and explain how they differ.
    11. Identify, define, reflect upon the six dimensions of wellness.
    12. Discuss the importance of warm-up and cool-down.
    13. Outline benefits of training for muscular fitness.
    14. Define the functions of nutrients in our foods.
    15. Describe the Food Guide Pyramid plan for a balanced diet.
    16. Define and distinguish between self-concept, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and locus of control, indicating the importance of each individual psychosocial health.
    17. Discuss the basic physiological changes caused by the stress response.
    18. Describe eustress and its impact on health and well-being.
    19. Identify and explain the role of selected stress buffers in reducing risk for stress and/or controlling potential harmful effects of chronic stress.

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