KINS170 Individual Fitness and Wellness
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Kinesiology
- I. Course Number and Title
- KINS170 Individual Fitness and Wellness
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is designed to guide the student to develop a personal fitness program utilizing concepts of muscle physiology and nutrition. Each student will be evaluated and an individual exercise and nutrition program will be recommended.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Describe concepts of exercise physiology and how to apply them to a chosen activity [Critical Thinking];
- Describe concepts of nutrition and how to apply them to his/her own diet [Critical Thinking]; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions among diet, stress, and physical exercise with wellness.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Basic physiology of exercise
- Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
- Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
- Fiber type
- Muscular contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic
- Muscular metabolism
- Applied physiology of exercise
- Principles of" an exercise prescription:
- Frequency, intensity, time
- Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
- Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
- Physiological effects of regular aerobic exercise
- Cross-training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
- The role of diet and nutrition - What is a quality diet?
- Weight management and body composition
- Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
- Heat balance, fluid, and electrolyte consumption
- Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
- Relationship among stress, diet and exercise
- Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation and deconditioning
- Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
- Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
- How to critically review the current literature in the areas of nutrition and physiology of exercise
- Definition of the concepts 'fitness" and "wellness"
- Fitness evaluation; flexibility tests, strength tests, body composition and weight assessment, cardiovascular assessment
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents will be assessed through exams, assignments, papers and/or group projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Department-selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided in the course syllabus created and distributed by the instructor of the course section to each student on enrollment and class attendance.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04; New Core 8/2015