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

HEA 114 - Components of Personal Fitness and Wellness

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

Emphasizes classroom knowledge in four areas of personal fitness and wellness. Topics include nutrition, dieting and weight control, physical fitness and stress management.

Note: Credit is not given for both HEA 114 and HEA 100 .

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

  • Explain the Healthy People 2010 Initiative
    • Analyze personal lifestyle
    • Record necessary changes
    • Develop plan to change
  • Identify the positive changes that take place in the body as a result of regular exercise.
    • Record the physiological changes that occur in the body as a result of regular exercise.
  • Identify hypokinetic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyle
    • Conducts online research of hypokinetic diseases
    • Record the preventive measures that can be taken to avoid hypokinetic disease
  • Identify the health related components of physical fitness
    • Demonstrates methods of exercise for each component of fitness.
    • Record personal fitness goals for each component of fitness.
  • Discuss the relationship between cardiovascular endurance and oxygen consumption.
    • Trace the blood pathways through the heart and lungs
    • Describe carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange in the muscles
  • Design a personal exercise program to develop strength and muscular endurance.
    • Demonstrate how to overload a muscle and apply Progression Principle.
    • Recognize the importance of muscular strength and endurance.
  • Design a personal exercise program to develop aerobic fitness.
    • Record the difference between aerobic and anaerobic activity
    • Discuss the importance of target and maximum heart
  • Design a personal exercise program to develop flexibility.
    • Recognize and identify ballistic, static and PNF stretching.
    • Recognize factors limiting flexibility
  • Identify the major categories of macro nutrients
    • Design a personal diet plan.
    • Analyzes strengths and weakness in personal diet plan.
  • Explain the importance of exercise in a weight loss program
    • Compile negative factors associated with obesity and being overweight.
    • Design a program for weight loss.
  • Identify personal stressor
    • Examines physiological and psychological effects of stress.
    • Discuss the role of exercise and stress management
  • Discuss lifestyle behaviors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.
    • Identify the diseases that affect the cardiovascular system.
    • Recognizes major risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases.
    • Document lifestyle changes needed to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
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 Core 9 Global Perspective