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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Strength Development family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHED 50C.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • students will become aware of their body fitness levels and body composition.
  • Understand RDA's and food pyramid
Description -
A study of nutritional concepts, body fat assessment and work-out programs for lifetime fitness.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. recognize proper nutritional needs
  2. develop a personal assessment profile for nutrition and fitness
  3. develop goals; use goals and assessment to design and implement a personalized fitness program
  4. apply nutritional concepts to create a healthier lifestyle
  5. Understand RDA's and the food pyramid
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Fitness Center equipment
Computer access

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Assessment of body composition
    1. Methods of assessment and standards
    2. Pre and post body comp. testing
    3. Interpretation of body composition results
    4. Proper methods for weight loss or gain
  2. Nutritional Analysis
    1. Daily dietary log that will be entered into the computer and critiqued by the instructor
    2. Meet with the instructor for individual nutritional instruction and data review
    3. Review of nutritional and exercise literature to be distributed bi-weekly
    4. Individual instruction on use of wellness equipment and application for total body nutritional fitness
  3. Increasing Physical Abilities
    1. Incresing length and varitey of cardio workout by using machines in the Wellness Center
    2. Weight and Strength Training using free weights and machines.
    3. Proper stretching techniques
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual nutritional plan
  2. Completion of notebook
  3. Class participation
  4. Physical Improvement

Representative Text(s) -
Hopson, Janet L., Rebecca J. Donatelle, and Tanya R. Littrell. Get Fit, Stay Well!. Brief Edition ed. San Francisco, CA: Pearson Education, 2013.
Powers, Scott K., Stephen L. Dodd, and Virginia J. Noland. Total Fitness and Wellness: With Behavior Change Log Book and Wellness Journal. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings, 2008.

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Self-paced, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
Lab Content -
Fitness, weight training, and conditioning exercises.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Daily nutritional log can be written or completed with approved online food and fitness log resource.
  2. Articles pertaining to fitness and nutrition, for example Berkeley Wellness Letter.