Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Current Concepts in Physical Fitness (3 cr)
P216 | 6035-6037 | Miller


PREREQUISITES:
None
Required of all Exercise Science and Physical Education majors
E119 should not be used as a substitute

INSTRUCTOR:
Michelle Miller, M.S.
Department of Kinesiology, HPER 112
855-8167, e-mail: michmill@indiana.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to assist students in developing a sound foundation
for
enjoying a healthy active lifestyle.  Emphasis is threefold:  1) to
understand the
basics of physical fitness and the role of exercise in health and wellness,
2) to
understand the concepts, principles and guidelines for fitness exercise
training and
related activities and 3) to develop a regular exercise program to assist in
exemplifying an active and physically fit professional.  Each student will
participate
in a physical fitness assessment and utilize the data to plan and carry out
a
personal fitness exercise program.

COURSE FORMAT:
TBD

ATTENDANCE AND GRADING PROCEDURES:
A maximum of 3 absences is allowed: Each absence results in a 2 point
deduction.  2 make-ups
are allowed.

The final grade will be computed on three written exams, 3 projects,
laboratory worksheets, and
other related assignments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Foster the development of a positive attitude toward personal health and a
lifestyle
that includes practice of regular fitness activity.

Understand the components of physical fitness and the biomechanical and
physiological principles pertinent to exercise training.

Each student will be given the tools to design a personal fitness exercise
program for improving
and maintaining strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and aerobic
fitness.

Understand sound healthy nutritional practices and how they relate to
fitness and
healthy living.

To begin to develop an awareness and appraciation for the scope of
scientific
research and fitness issues as they relate to exercise and healthy living.