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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HEA 100 - Assessment and Theory of Fitness and Health

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Health/Fitness/Wellness General Education Requirement.

Create a physically active, individualized workout program under the guidance of the instructor. Use state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment in class to improve and maintain health and wellness. A pre-test and post-test evaluates various components of fitness. Topics of study include proper exercise techniques, nutrition, fitness and aging, diet and weight control and stress management. Lab fee $40.

Note: Credit is not given for both HEA 100 and HEA 114 . HEA 100 is not open to students under the age of 16 years. Students will be required to complete an Accidental Injury Waiver Form and PAR-Q. Forms will be distributed on the first day of class. Students may not participate in the course until the Accidental Injury Waiver Form and PAR-Q have been provided to the instructor. A $6 physical education fee per term is charged to students enrolled in HEA 100.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyzes results for personal fitness pre-testing
    • Completes and compares results for the following tests:
      “Grip strength
      “Body composition
      “VO2 Max
      “Blood pressure
      “Body girth measurements
  • Analyzes results for personal fitness pre-testing
    • Explains the reason so many Americans are physically unfit
    • Explains the benefits of achieving an optimal level of physical fitness
    • Identifies the benefits of regular exercise
  • Describes the health related components of physical fitness
    • Identifies the components:
      oCardiovascular endurance
      oMuscular strength
      oMuscular endurance
      oBody composition
    • Defines each of the above components
  • Maintains a daily exercise log
    • Creates an exercise log
    • Edits as needed
    • Compiles the following:
      oCardiovascular workouts
      oMuscular strength and endurance workouts
      oHeart rates - resting, workout and recovery
    • Comments about workout
  • Designs a cardiovascular workout program specifically for them both quantitative and qualitative
    • Computes the following heart rates
      oResting heart rate
      oTarget heart rate
      oExercise heart rate
      oMaximum heart rate
      oRecovery heart rate
      oPerceived exertion
    • Recognizes the benefits of cardiovascular training
    • Describes the principles of cardiovascular training
    • Recognizes the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise
    • Determines the level of exercise needed to achieve maximum benefits from aerobic workout
  • Designs a program for weight loss or weight management
    • Defines the terms “obese” and “overweight”
    • Presents a way to determine “obesity” and “overweight
    • Compiles a daily food chart
    • Analyzes food intake
    • Designs ways to improve diet
  • Recognizes benefits and principles of Muscular strength and Muscular endurance training
    • Recognizes the following concepts;
      oTypes of muscular contractions
      oOverload principle
      oMajor muscle groups
      oSAID principle
  • Analyses and utilizes results from measurements of body composition
    • Measures and interprets;
      oSkin fold methods
      oHeight and weight chart methods
      oBody fat analyzer method
      oIdeal body weight
  • Recognizes benefits and principles of flexibility
    • Identifies and understands the principles of;
      oBallistic stretching
      oStatic stretching
      oPNF stretching
  • Identifies the causes of stress and how the body reacts to stress
    • Identifies the role of exercise in stress reduction
    • Identifies strategies to effectively deal with stress
  • Recognizes the prominent “lifestyle induced” health problems associated with sedentary living
    • Identifies the diseases associated with the cardiovascular system
    • Recognizes the following major risk factors;
      oHigh blood pressure
      oHigh cholesterol
      oLack of exercise
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility