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PEES 175

WELLNESS FOR LIFE

Carrie Lucas
Office: PS 203
Phone: 388-8704
E-mail:clucas@lander.edu

PEES 175, Wellness for Life, is a General Education requirement in the Lander University General Education curriculum. This course was planned and implemented to accomplish Lander University General Education Goal “H” (“Acquire an understanding of health.”).

The Department of Physical Education and Exercise Studies has attempted to develop a uniform curriculum for all sections of PEES 175 to assure that all Lander students are provided a systematic and organized introduction to fitness/wellness concepts. All sections of PEES 175 involve two (2) lecture hours per week. A one hour physical activity class (PEES 176 sequence) needs to be successfully completed to satisfy the 3 hour General Education requirement.

This syllabus contains the information necessary to understand the course requirements and the general intent of the course.

COURSE GOALS

The goals of this course are to prepare students to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of personal responsibility, one’s lifestyle, and one’s quality of life.

2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including, but not limited to, the anatomy of the heart, electrical conduction system of the heart, blood flow sequence through the body, and relevant cardiovascular terminology and identify and explain the relationship of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and the risks of developing lifestyle-related diseases, especially cardio- vascular disease, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

3. Identify and explain the physiological effects of regular physical activity (cardio-respiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility) on the human body and one’s health and demonstrate a working knowledge of exercise principles including the principles of exercise prescription and the selection of appropriate lifetime fitness activities.

4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic concepts of nutrition, weight loss and management, body composition, stress, how the body responds to stress and stress management, and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibility, one’s lifestyle, and one’s quality of life.

2. Identify and explain the relationship of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and the risks of developing lifestyle-related diseases, especially cardio- vascular disease, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including, but not limited to, the anatomy of the heart, electrical conduction system of the heart, blood flow sequence through the body, and relevant cardiovascular terminology.

4. Identify and explain the physiological effects of regular physical activity (cardio-respiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility) on the human body and one’s health.

5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of exercise principles including the principles of exercise prescription and the selection of appropriate lifetime fitness activities.

6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic concepts of nutrition, weight loss and management, and body composition and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle.

7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of stress, how the body responds to stress and stress management, and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle.

PEES 175 COURSE OUTLINE

Textbook – Powers, Scott K., and Dodd, Steven L. Total Fitness and Wellness, 5th ed.…