Approved by Faculty Senate.

University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation

PER Course Number: 199
Semester Hours: 2 SH
Frequency of Offering: Every semester
Course Title: Lifetime Fitness
Catalog Description: A theory and lab course designed to encourage a lifetime
commitment to regular physical fitness. Includes wellness topics, laboratory sessions,
and aerobic activities. Activities vary according to semester offered.

YES, this is an existing course previously approved by A2C2.

NO, this is not a new course proposal.

University Studies Approval is requested under Physical Development and Wellness
in the BASIC SKILLS area.

General Course Information:

Lifetime fitness is a two-credit course that fulfills the Physical
Development and Wellness requirement in the WSU University Studies Program.

Through the introduction of a variety of health and wellness topics, the course is
designed to emphasize the university commitment to wellness. The course intent
is to encourage individuals to make a lifetime commitment to a regular program of
aerobic physical exercise with concomitant awareness of a variety of wellness
enhancing practices. The major emphasize is threefold 1) classroom lectures on a
variety of wellness topics; 2) laboratory sessions consisting of aerobic activity, and
3) aerobic activity outside scheduled class time..

As required by the WSU University Studies approval process, all accepted Physical
Development and Wellness courses must lead to a set of pre-determined outcomes.
Further, the Department must specify the means through which these outcomes will be
obtained (see below).

 

Outcome #1: learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives

Through active participation in the aerobic laboratory sessions, students will experience
first hand how physical wellness activities positively impact one’s quality of life.

The aerobic laboratory sessions contribute to cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular
endurance and strength. These factors are known to enhance both longevity and quality of life.

In Lifetime fitness students are exposed to, and participate in selected aerobic activities
by choice. Having this choice will motivate the students to continue their activity choice
throughout their lifetime. Each student will keep a fitness journal that will encourage the
development of a life-long habit of documenting his or her fitness goals and progress.
This in turn enhances one's quality of life.

Outcome #2: make proactive choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle
Incidence of inactivity in our culture will not be reduced without considerable lifestyle change
in people of all ages. Through participation in the various aerobic physical activities introduced
in the laboratory sessions, students will gain first hand awareness of the manner in which aerobic
physical activity can stimulate both mind and body. After having gained this insight, students may
be more inclined to set and maintain long term goals that related to overall fitness and a healthier
lifestyle.

Outcome #3: explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention
Research indicates that aerobic physical activity reduces the risk for several major chronic diseases.
Skills and information introduced in the aerobic laboratory sessions will heighten student’s awareness
of the importance of developing and/or maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. When this awareness
leads to increased activity as a lifestyle change, the student will reduce his/her risk for development
of any diseases associated with inactivity.

The "HELP philosophy" concept is introduced and emphasized throughout the Lifetime Fitness course.
The goal of "HELP" is to encourage people to make personal lifetime lifestyle changes that promote
health, fitness and wellness. "H" stands for health and includes wellness, which is a positive component
of the philosophy. "E" is for everyone because wellness, fitness and health are for all individuals. "L"
stands for lifetime lifestyle and the changes an individual may make because of the additional information on health/wellness related concepts.  And the letter "P" is for personal.  (Modified from the text:
Corbin, C.B., et al, (2001) Concepts of Fitness and Wellness)

Outcome #4: attain skills necessary to make critical decisions regarding health-related issues.
The text and lecture materials utilized in this class acquaint students with the means through which
decisions regarding health related issues such as stress reduction, physical fitness, muscular strength/endurance, safe sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and positive lifetime fitness behaviors
may be established. The "HELP philosophy" assists the students in their decision-making processes.

Outcome #5: understanding health as multidimensional involving the whole person's
relationship to the total environment
The Lifetime fitness course involves the "whole person." The body is being improved
physically through the aerobic laboratory sessions, and the mind is learning and expanding
on health/wellness information.

Group processing, individualized reflection and a synthesis of readings and personal experiences
with the health/wellness topics and aerobic fitness laboratory activities assist the student in
exploring the interrelationships between physical and emotional health and the environment.

Outcome #6: utilize physical activity to reduce risk of illness and injury
and provide relaxation, socialization and balance their lives
The text and lecture materials utilized in this class acquaint students with the means through
which decisions regarding health related issues and the aerobic laboratory activities can
provide stress reduction, socialization, and other leisure and wellness related objectives.
The students are challenged to improve their level of physical fitness through their selected
physical fitness laboratory. Research indicates that one’s level of fitness is associated with
a person’s ability to work effectively, enjoy leisure time, be healthy, resist disease and cope
with stress.

Additionally, the students participate in pre and post fitness testing stations that provide
participants with information important to their health status and progress through out the
semester.

Outcome #7: become intelligent consumers of good healthy habits and information
Any person can benefit from implementing the "HELP philosophy" to their lives. The changes
individuals make will lead them to develop self-management skills necessary to adopt more
healthy lifestyles. Part of the process is to understand that one positive lifestyle change often
leads to another. Becoming informed and having the skills necessary to investigate "so-called"
health products is a component of wellness, which is discussed through the lecture/discussion
sessions.

Outcome #8: enhance creative use of leisure time
The development and creative expression of an active leisure lifestyle is partially dependent
upon building a repertoire of leisure activity skills. Students select an aerobic fitness laboratory
that will assist the student to gain new skills and knowledge of leisure resources. This, in turn,
enhances the students’ repertoire of leisure skills that may ultimately lead to more creative use
of leisure time.

The aerobic fitness skills introduced place physical demands upon the individual. Through course
participation and practice, students will gain increased proficiencies in various aerobic skill areas
and these increased proficiencies will lead to more efficient levels of human movement.

Outcome #10: become accountable for their health and leisure choices and
the impact of those choices on self, others and the environment.
An individual has the personal right and responsibility to determine his/her own levels or intensity
of involvement in the aerobic activities introduced in the laboratory sessions. Skills necessary to
individually monitor one’s aerobic progress are taught and implemented. As aerobic related
competencies become enhanced, participation typically becomes more intrinsically rewarding.
Individuals who are intrinsically motivated to participate in healthy movement activities are likely
to continue this pattern on a regular basis.

By adopting a new way of thinking, students can achieve better health, fitness and wellness
behaviors such as self-management skills, consumer skills, planning skills, social support skills,
and quality of life skills which directly relate to protecting the environment (e.g., recycling, carpool,
reduce water use).

Outcome #11: understand basic nutritional considerations that will aid in healthy food
choices and lifestyles.
With practice, basic nutritional concepts introduced in Lifetime Fitness will enhance one’s
adherence to making healthy food choices and lead to a more nutritional lifestyle. Individuals
will understand the importance of good nutrition to the development of optimal health and will
participate in activities to assess their current dietary choices.

Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education

PER Course Number: 199
Course Title: Lifetime Fitness
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Each Semester
Prerequisites: None
Grading: P/NC Only
Course Applies to: University Studies – Physical Development and Wellness

Course Syllabus
This is a 2 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical Development and
Wellness" component of the student's Basic Studies program. Designated U Studies
outcomes for this course are listed below. Additionally, the U. Studies outcome-related,
learning activities/topics/objectives are referenced within the text of the syllabus.

Outcome #1: learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives

Outcome #2: make proactive choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle

Outcome #3: explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention

Outcome #4: attain skills necessary to make critical decisions regarding health-related issues

Outcome #5: understanding health as multidimensional involving the whole person's relationship to the
                       total environment

Outcome #6: utilize physical activity to reduce risk of illness and injury and provide relaxation,
                       socialization and balance their lives
Outcome #7: become intelligent consumers of good healthy habits and information
Outcome #8: enhance creative use of leisure time
Outcome #10: become accountable for their health and leisure choices and the impact of those
                         choices on self, others and the environment.
Outcome #11:understand basic nutritional considerations that will aid in healthy food choices
                          and lifestyles

1. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
         A theory and lab course designed to encourage a lifetime commitment to regular physical fitness. Includes
         wellness topics, laboratory sessions, and aerobic activities. Activities vary according to semester offered.

2. MAJOR FOCUS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
         The course is designed to emphasize the university commitment to wellness. The course intent is to encourage
          individuals to make a lifetime commitment to a regular program of aerobic physical exercise with concomitant
         awareness of a variety of wellness enhancing practices. The major emphasize is threefold 1) classroom lectures
         on a variety of wellness topics; 2) laboratory sessions consisting of aerobic activity, and 3) aerobic activity outside
        scheduled class time.

                          MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
                            1. To allow the student to learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives
                            2. To prepare the student to make proactive choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle.
                            3. To help the student explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention
                            4. To promote the student to attain skills necessary to make critical decisions regarding
                                health-related issues.
                           5. To help the student understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole person’s
                                relationship to the total environment.
                           6.   To allow the students to utilize physical activity to reduce risk of illness and injury and
                                provide relaxation, socialization, and balance in their lives.
                           7. To promote the student to become intelligent consumers of good healthy habits and information.
                           8. To aid the students ability to use leisure time creatively.
                           9. To promote the students’ ability to become accountable for their health and leisure choices
                               and the impact of those choices on self, others and the environment.
                         10. To help the student understand basic nutritional considerations that will aid in healthy food
                               choices and lifestyles.

3. COURSE OUTLINE OF MAJOR TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS

A. Lifestyles for Health, Fitness, and Wellness: The "HELP philosophy"
(Gen. Ed. Outcomes:1,2,3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
1. Orientation and Introduction to Wellness
2.Using self management skills to adhere to healthy lifestyle behaviors

B. Physical Activity Introduction (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10)
1. Preparing for Physical Activity
2. How much Physical activity is enough?
3. Learning self-planning skills for lifetime physical
        activity

                                                 C. Physical Activity Pyramid (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 6, 8, 10)
                                                
1. Health benefits of Physical Activity
                                                 2. Lifestyle physical activity
                                                 3. Cardiovascular fitness
                                                 4. Active aerobics, sports & recreational activities
                                                 5. Flexibility
                                                 6.    Muscle fitness

D. Nutrition and Body Composition (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 7, 11)
1. Body composition
2. Nutrition

E. Stress Management (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 3)
1. Stress and Health

F. Making Informed Choices
       (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)

1. Toward Healthy Active Living
        a. Increasing years and quality of life
        b. Avoiding destructive habit
        c. Practicing safe sex
        d. Learning first aid
        e. Being an informed consumer
        f. Protecting the environment

G. Labs: Aerobic Activity (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1,8, 10)

1. Aqua Aerobics
2. Aerobic Dance
3. Cross Country skiing
4. Fitness Biking
5. Fitness Walking / Jogging
6. Fitness Swimming
7. In-Line Skating

4. BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND METHODS UTILIZED
The students will attend a lecture once a week to hear presentations and gain
information on a variety of health, fitness and wellness topics. Once a week students
will attend a lab session consisting of an aerobic activity. Students will be required
to perform an aerobic workout(s) outside of the lecture or lab session.

  5&6. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND MEANS OF EVALUATION
    1. Lecture: Attendance and Assignments         100 points
    2. Lab: Attendance and Assignments               100 points
    3. Outside Class Aerobic Activity                     50 points
    4.Exercise Log                                            50 points
    5.Midterm / Lecture                                    50 points
    6.Final / Lecture                                            50 points

                       Grading Scale
                          368 - 400 A
                          336 - 367 B
                          304 - 335 C
                          275 - 303 D

7. TEXTBOOK:
    Corbin, Charles B., Corbin, William R., Lindsey, Ruth and Welk, Gregory J. (2001)
    Fundamental Concepts of Fitness and Wellness. New York, NY. McGraw-Hill Companies.

 

8.LIST OF REFERENCES
   Anspaugh, David J., Hamrick, Michael H. and Rosato, Frank D. (2001) Wellness: Fundamental
  Concepts and Applications.
New York, NY. McGraw-Hill Companies.
  Corbin, Charles B. and Lindsey, Ruth. (1997) Concepts f Physical Fitness with
  Laboratories
. Dubuque, IA: Brown and Benchmark Publishers.
  Floyd, Patricia A., Mimms, Sandra E. and Yelding-Howard, Caroline.
  (1995)@at Hath-. A Multicultural A roach. Englewood, CO: Morton
  Publishing Company.
  Hocger, Werner W.K. and Hoeger, Sharon A. (1997) Principles and Labs for Fitness and
  Wellness. (Fourth Ed.) Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing Company.
  Selger, Lon and Richter, Jan. (1997) Your Healing Stages in Wellness Style. Dubuque, IA:
  Brown and Benchmark