Jul 20, 2024  

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LWA 101 - Fitness for Life

Credits: 1
Introduces basic concepts underlying fitness and wellness as they relate to optimal healthful living using a wide variety of aerobic conditioning and resistance training techniques. Credit may be earned in LW 101 or LWA 101 but not in both.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Describe and explain the concepts and components of Physical Fitness.
    1. List and describe the physiological benefits of a fitness program.
    2. List and describe the five components of physical fitness and fitness activities that will improve each component.
    3. List and describe muscular anatomy of the human body and identify exercises that can be done to isolate and strengthen each muscle group.
    4. Describe the purpose of a warm-up and cool-down and their importance to a fitness program.
    5. Recognize various myths associated with fitness products and information.
    6. List the fitness assessment tests that are used to measure the components of fitness.
    7. Describe the food guide pyramid; list the different energy sources and their caloric values.
    8. Define and describe fitness terminology.
    9. List and describe various fitness exercises and identify the muscles being used.
  2. Demonstrate the concepts and components of Physical Fitness.
    1. Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
    2. Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and proper technique.
    3. Maintain daily class records of the developing fitness program.

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