Georgia Highlands College

Tara Brown

Georgia Highlands College

Division of Science, Math and Physical Education

 

Academic Course Syllabus

 

PHED 1010- Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Summer 2011

CRN 50141

Main Campus

Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 – 7:35

2 credit hours

 

Instructor: 

Tara Brown, Part-time instructor of Physical Education

Office:  706-295-6353 (Rome Campus) or 800-332-2406

Email:  tbrown@highlands.edu

 

Prerequisite:   Satisfactory placement scores or co-requisite with READ 0099

 

Description:  An interdisciplinary course designed to instruct the student in ways to maintain or improve quality of life.  The concepts of fitness and health, personal empowerment and behavior modification are explored.

 

Objectives: 

  1. To promote and understanding of the role of physical fitness and wellness within our society.
  2. To promote an understanding of the areas of physical fitness including cardiovascular fitness, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.
  3. To promote an understanding of the areas of stress, nutrition, weight management, cancer, use and abuse of drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
  4. To promote a more adequate understanding of the concepts of physical fitness skill performance, body mechanics, preventive medicine, and the value of exercise.
  5. To acquaint the student with practical techniques for evaluating physical fitness status and to develop an awareness of personal fitness needs.
  6. To expose the student to scientifically based fitness programs that will enable him/her to become more physically fit and efficient in daily work and recreational activities.
  7. To encourage personal responsibility for healthful living.

 

Student learning outcomes: Student Learning Outcome, Wellness: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a wellness lifestyle.

 

Goal- Wellness: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of he fundamental concepts of health and physical fitness.

 

Expected Results: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between lifestyle behaviors, fitness and health.

 

 

 

Grading Procedure:

 

First Written Examination

100 points

Second Written Examination

100 points

Course Project #1 and labs

100 points

Course Project #2 and labs

100 points

Team Presentation

50 points

Presentation

50 points

*Participation

60 points

*60 points are earned for satisfactory daily class participation

 

Points may vary with added assignment that I see fit for this course

 

Grading Scale:

     A     502-560

     B      446-501 

     C     390-445

     D      334-389

 or less   F

 

Course project #1: Personalized fitness program (labs from chapters 1 – 7)

Course project #2:  Behavior modification options (labs from chapters 8 – 15)

Presentation:  Nutrition (fad diets, supplements vs. food pyramid)

 

PHED Information Competency Plan

For implementation effective fall 2008

(EXEMPT FOR SUMMER COURSES)

 

PHED 1010 Information Competency Assignment (to be required in all PHED 1010 course sections)

Acquiring the skills to be able to evaluate wellness-related information and its sources critically is important for a wellness lifestyle. Your task for this assignment is to identify a wellness-related topic that you have a specific interest in or a family history of (topics to be cleared with the instructor). You will conduct a computer search using appropriate databases, and acquire three relevant sources that address the topic. From these, you will prepare a reference list (MLA format) of the information to be turned in for a grade.

 

This course supports the mission of IC @ GHC.  To learn more about this program visit our website at www.highlands.edu/ic

 

 

Participation:  Participation is noted on the topic outline for the days that have stars beside them (there are 12 days this will equal 60 points 5*each participation day).

 

Make-up Process:  Only in cases of extreme emergencies and with prior notification along with instructors approval, will make-up exams be given. No notification or unexcused absence will result in a 10 point deduction from the final grade and the make-up exam will be ALL essay.  Late course projects and labs will be deducted 5 points for each class day they are late. Presentations will NOT be allowed to be made up!!

Students Rights and Responsibilities:
Policies on student conduct and academic integrity can be accessed at the following URL http://www.floyd.edu/subwebs/academicaffairs/academicintregitypolicy.htm

Disability Statement
Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the Student Support Services (Cartersville 678-872-8004; Douglasville and Floyd 706-368-7536; Marietta 678-915-5021; Paulding 678-946-1029) to coordinate reasonable accommodations. You are also welcome to contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.

 

This message applies only to students receiving financial aid:
Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student's financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.

Textbook: 

Title:  Fit and Well- Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness

Author:  Thomas D.  Fahey, Paul M. Insel, Walton T. Roth

Publisher: Mayfield Publishing Company, Eighth Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHED 1010: Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Topic Outline

*subject to change

 

 

DATE

TOPIC

LABS

June 9

Chapter 1 Intro to Wellness, Fitness and Lifestyle Management

Lab 1.2

 

 

Chapter 2 Basic Principles of Physical Fitness

 

Lab 2.1

Lab 2.2

Lab 2.3

 

June 14

Chapter 7 Developing a Personal Fitness Plan

Lab 7.1

* OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENT*

June 16

Chapter 3 Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Review lab 3.1

 

 

Lab 3.1

 

*DRESS OUT*

June 21

Chapter 4 Muscular Strength and Endurance

Review labs 4.1 & 4.2

 

 

Labs 4.1 & 4.2

 

*DRESS OUT*

June 23

Chapter 5 Flexibility and Low Back Health

Review lab 5.1

 

 

Lab 5.1

 

*DRESS OUT*

June 28

Chapter 6 Body Composition

Review lab 6.1 & 6.2

 

 

Lab 6.1

 

*DRESS OUT*

June 30

EXAM #1

Chapters 1-7

Project #1 due

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 

July 5

Chapter 8 Nutrition

         Work on group presentations

 

Lab 8.1 & 8.2

 

July 7

Chapter 9 Weight Management

Lab 9.1

Lab 9.2

 

 

Team #1

Presentation

*Eating

Disorders

July 12

Chapter 10 Stress

*IN CLASS LAB*

Lab 10.1

 

 

Team #2

Presentation

*Stress

July 14

Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Health

Lab 11.1

 

 

Team #3

Presentation

*Cardiovascular

Health

July 19

Chapter 12 Cancer

 

Lab 12.1

 

 

Team #4

Presentation

*Cancer

July 21

Chapter 13 Substance Use and Abuse

*IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT*

 

Team #5

Presentation

*Substance Use and Abuse

July 26

Chapter 14 Sexually Transmitted Diseases

*IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT*

July 28

Chapter 15 Wellness for Life

Review for Final

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL AUGUST 2 @ 6 PM

 

 

*MID-SEMESTER IS July 5—LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT PENALTY

 

*LABS DUE  FOR CLASS PROJECTS WILL BE SPECIFIED, BUT OTHERS THAT ARE LISTED MAY BE DISCUSSED FOR LEARNING PURPOSES.

 

*CLASSES WITH STARS IN RED SYMBOLIZE CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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