Personal FitnessDownload PDF

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

Personal Fitness concentrates on the principles of being fit and includes subjects such as evaluating fitness, flexibility, anatomy and physiology of body systems as they relate to being fit (oxygen transport, heart health, muscle fibers, etc.), nutrition, hydration, and designing a personal fitness program. The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, understand the influence of lifestyle on health and fitness, and begin to develop an optimal level of physical fitness.

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Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Personal Fitness
  2. Evaluating Your Own Fitness
  3. Body Composition
  4. Muscular Endurance
  5. Principals of Training
  6. Exercise Guidelines
  7. Flexibility
  8. Cardiovascular Fitness
  9. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
  10. The Respiratory System
  11. Aerobic Exercise Routines
  12. Risk Factors and Disease
  13. Exercise Myths
  14. Methods of Strength and End Training
  15. Core Training
  1. Nutrition
  2. Reading Nutritional Facts Labels
  3. Debunking Nutrition Myths
  4. Weight Control
  5. Obesity and Weight Control Problems
  6. Eating Disorders
  7. Nutrition Before and After a Workout
  8. Handling Stress
  9. The Mind/ Body Connection
  10. Responsible Choices and Peer Pressure
  11. Exercise Safety and Sports Related Injuries
  12. Exercise Safety Gear
  13. Planning Your Own Personal Fitness Program
  14. Staying Motivated
  15. Bringing Fitness Into Your Community