Syllabus Template


Course Description:  Discussion of the components of health-related fitness:  cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition, as well as nutrition,  stress management and alcohol education.  Students are exposed to a variety of lifetime activities that promote health and well-being.  Required for graduation.

 1.  To assess students in each of the components of Health-Related Fitness:
                        _       Cardiorespiratory Endurance
                        _       Muscular Strength & Endurance
                        _       Flexibility
                        _       Body Composition
        2.  To motivate students to adopt physically active lifestyles.
        3.  To expose students to a variety of enjoyable physical activities.
        4.  To reduce and prevent health problems related to diet, alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV) and stress.

Components:     PE 111 - Wellness combines the use of activity, instruction and evaluation to increase awareness and promote health-related fitness.
                                ·  Rollerblading
                                ·  Poker Run/Walk
                                ·  Wallyball
                                ·  Cobber Club Visit
                                ·  Circuit Training
                                ·  Ultimate Frisbee
                                ·  Aerobics and Water Aerobics
                                ·  Fitness Assessment Labs

INSTRUCTION                                              EVALUATION
·  Why Cardiorespiratory Endurance?                ·  Fitness Assessment Labs
·  Why Muscular Strength & Endurance?           ·  H-R Fitness Project
·  Why Flexibility?                                             ·  Nutripro Dietary Analysis
·  Why Body Composition?                               ·  Tests/Quizzes
·  Dietary Practices                                            ·  Attendance/Participation
·  Alcohol Education - OCTAA
·  Stress Management

Academic Integrity:  Honesty and integrity are important values in this learning community and are expected for this course.  Violations of policy (e.g. cheating or plagiarism) will result minimally, in failure
of the exam or assignment, and maximally in failure of the course and
report to the Student Affairs Office.

Attendance:  Attendance is expected.  Failure to attend class (the second absence in a T/TH section or third absence in a MWF section) may result in lowering of your grade and/or an Academic Performance Referral.  You are expected to notify your instructor concerning excused absences that you know in advance will occur.

Required Textbook: Wellness:  Concepts and Applications, Anspaugh,
Hamrick & Rosato, Mosby Publishing, 3rd Edition, 1997.  ISBN #0-8151-0714-5.

Course Competencies:    Upon completion of PE 111, students will be able to:

1.  Define health, wellness and physical fitness.
2.  Describe the five components of health related fitness and their importance to overall well-being.
3.  Assess oneís current level of health related fitness using a variety of testing measures.
4.  Develop a plan for improving one or more component/s of health related fitness incorporating the principles of training, conditioning and  safety.
5.  Identify  and participate in several modes of exercise that can be used for a lifetime.
6.  Analyze one's current dietary intake utilizing the Nutripro computer analysis and the food pyramid.
7.  Distinguish between body weight and body composition and describe principles of safe weight loss.
8.  Identify theories of stress and methods relaxation.
9.  Describe the concept of "trigger level" for alcoholism and analyze their own  risk for alcoholism based on biology and quantity/frequency choices.
10.  Discuss the health related risks associated with unsafe sexual practices, specifically, STD and HIV infection.

Assignments:  While specific assignments and grading procedures may vary from instructor to instructor, each section of PE 111 will include the following:

        1.  A Health-Related Fitness Project.
        The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a plan to  improve one or more of the health related components of fitness.
        2.  A Nutritional Analysis.
        The purpose of this project is to analyze oneís current dietary intake  and make recommendations that would promote compliance with the U.S.  Dietary Guidelines
        3. Fitness Labs.
        Various lab assignments are designed to assess areas of health related   fitness including:  Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Flexibility, Muscular  Strength and Endurance and Body Composition.
        4.  Quizzes and Exams.
        The number of which is determined by the individual instructor.

Grading:  Criteria for grading will be presented by each individual instructor.

Dress/Lockers/Towels:   Instructors will let students know in advance when it is necessary to dress for activity.  Lockers are available for students enrolled in PE activity  and wellness classes.  Students may obtain lockers by applying at the equipment room window.  Lockers must be cleared and checked in at the equipment room window by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of class.  Towels will be supplied for all students upon presentation of an ID card at the equipment room window.

Injury:   It is the studentís responsibility to immediately report to the instructor any injury incurred during the class.

Limiting Conditions:   A student having a handicap, or condition which may limit participation in a course must notify the instructor during the first class period.