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Teaching Personal Health
EEND and MSED-734
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 09/09/2020
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Focuses upon personal fitness and wellness. Candidates will apply strategies gained through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, fitness assessment, and consumer facts on exercise and fitness to assist individuals in developing personal health plans. Candidates will learn strategies for planning personal, lifelong fitness programs based upon individual needs, abilities, and interests.
Candidates will develop skills to extend their understanding of health and wellness standards to be include into classroom instruction. This knowledge will foster a strong foundation of a comprehensive age appropriate fitness program elements.
Serving the Community
Candidates will develop an understanding of what their community provides for personal health promotion. This will encourage them to model to their students how to become life long active participants in their community as it relates to the fitness and health.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will develop lessons and activities with resources, for use in their own classroom. Candidates will collaborate with their peer educators and share various ideas and templates for class instruction.
By the conclusion of this course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Candidates will review developmentally appropriate nutrition and fitness concepts and theories (HETE:1a,1b,1d,3a,3c,4a,4c)
- Candidates will identify fitness concepts and theories as well as nutritional recommendations that promote health and wellness throughout all phases of life (HETE: 1a, 1b, 1d, 2d, 3a, 3c)
- Candidates will design developmentally appropriate fitness and exercise programs to encourage healthy weight loss or weight gain (HETE: 1a, 1c, 1d, 2d, 3a–3d, 4a, 4b)
- Candidates will identify developmentally appropriate fitness and nutritional products (HETE: 1a, 1d)
- Candidates will be able to implement various stress reduction management skills to enhance personal health and fitness (HETE: 1a, 1c, 1d, 2b, 2c, 3a–3c, 4c)
- Candidates will investigate the life cycle continuum and how physical and psychological health changes occur (HETE: 1a, 1b)
Armbruster, C.K., Evans, E.M., Sherwood-Laughlin, C.M,, (2019) Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life. Human Kinetics.
Candidates will respond to weekly discussion and reflection prompts related to course and text content.
- Course outcomes 1-6
- Standards 1a–1d, 2b–2d, 3a–3d, 4a–4c
Candidates will use the SMART framework (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) to create personal wellness goals. Goals will reflect national recommendations and/or standards for optimum nutrition and fitness.
- Course outcome 1
- Standards 1a, 1b, 1d, 3a, 3c, 4a, 4c
FITNESS and Six Areas of Health
Candidates will identify the six areas of health that affect wellness and discuss areas that cannot be compromised if an individual is to remain healthy.
- Course outcome 1
- Standards 1a, 1b, 1d, 3a, 3c, 4a, 4c
General Wellness Plan
Candidates will devise a general wellness program covering all five components of health. The plan will include at least three weeks of FITT principle, basic principles of fitness, and at least a one week meal plan using the USDA guidelines for healthy nutrition.
- Course outcome 2a
- Standards 1a, 1b, 1d, 2d, 3a, 3c
Modified Wellness Plan for Special Populations
Candidates will modify a general wellness plan based upon the needs of special populations.
- Course outcome 2
- Standards 1a, 1b, 1d, 2d, 3a, 3c
Wellness Plan for Weight Loss
Candidates will design a two-week wellness plan based upon the five components of health-related fitness. This fitness plan will guide a client in the beginning stages of exercise for weight loss based on the cardio respiratory health component and include a nutrition modification program that will promote a nutrient dense diet while meeting a personal goal of weight loss.
- Course outcome 3
- Standards 1a, 1c, 1d, 2d, 3a–3d, 4a, 4b
Junk Science and Effective Fitness/Nutrition Products
Candidates will research a nutritional or fitness product and solution classified as a gimmick. Candidates will examine the features and analyze the solution to determine effectiveness.
- Course outcome 4
- Standards 1a, 1d
Stress Management Plan
Candidates will self-assess key stressors that affect wellness and create a stress management plan with strategies that address each stressor.
- Course outcome 5
- Standards 1a, 1c, 1d, 2b, 2c, 3a–3c, 4c
Chronic Health Disorders/Disease
Candidates will research common diseases and disorders that occur due to neglect of the body and explain how exercise and an appropriate diet can limit the progression of such chronic disorders and diseases. Candidates will also identify key public health advancements that influence life expectancy.
- Course outcome 6
- Standards 1a, 1b
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