PE 111 - WELLNESS

This is a generic syllabus for use by all sections of Wellness.  Individual instructors will also have a more specific syllabus for their section describing their tentative schedule, assignments, and grading requirements.

Instructors:
Marion Askegaard    299-4710    maskegaa@cord.edu
Steve Baumgartner    299-4166    baumgart@cord.edu
Fred Fridley             299-4922     fridley@cord.edu
Bob Jones               299-3520     jones@cord.edu
Stacey Holm          299-4162   holm@cord.edu
Dave Klug             299-4002     klug@cord.edu
Kerry Norman        299-4728 norman@cord.edu
Troy Odegaard      299-4921   odegaard@cord.edu
Larry Papenfuss     299-4440   papenfus@cord.edu
Doug Perry           299-4436    perry@cord.edu
Bonnie Siverson    299-4434    bsiverso@cord.edu
John Whartneby    messages at 299-4434 (the HPE & Athletics office)

Course Description: Discussion of the components of health-related fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition, as well as nutrition, stress management and alcohol education. Students are exposed to a variety of lifetime activities that promote health and well-being. Required for graduation.

Goals:
1. To assess students in each of the components of Health-Related Fitness:

2. To motivate students to adopt physically active lifestyles.

3. To expose students to a variety of enjoyable physical activities.

4. To reduce and prevent health problems related to diet, alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases
    (including HIV) and stress.

Components:  PE 111 - Wellness combines the use of activity, instruction and evaluation to increase awareness and promote health-related fitness.

                                                                     ACTIVITY

                                                                    · Poker Run/Walk
                                                                    · Rollerblading
                                                                    · Wallyball
                                                                    · Omnikin Ball
                                                                    · Circuit Training
                                                                    · Ultimate Frisbee
                                                                    · Aerobics and Water Aerobics
                                                                    · Fitness Assessment Labs

INSTRUCTION                                                                                         EVALUATION

· Why Cardiorespiratory Endurance?                                                         · Fitness Assessment Labs
· Why Muscular Strength & Endurance?                                                     · H-R Fitness Project
· Why Flexibility?                                                                                            · Nutripro Dietary Analysis
· Why Body Composition?                                                                            · Tests/Quizzes
· Dietary Practices                                                                                         · Attendance/Participation
· Alcohol Education - OCTAA
· STD's/HIV/AIDS
· Stress Management

Academic Integrity: Honesty and integrity are important values in this learning community and are expected for this course. Violations of policy (e.g. cheating or plagiarism) will result minimally, in failure of the exam or assignment, and maximally in failure of the course and report to the Academic Dean.

Attendance:  Attendance is expected. Failure to attend class (the second absence in a T/TH section or third absence in a MWF section) may result in lowering of your grade and/or an Academic Performance Referral. You are expected to notify your instructor concerning excused absences that you know in advance will occur.

Required Textbook: Fit & Well, 5th Edition (2003) by Fahey, Insel & Roth, Mayfield Publishing, ISBN 0-7674-2236-8.
Required Heart Rate Monitor Strap:  Polar Heart Rate Monitors are used in testing for cardio-respiratory endurance and in several activities designed to help the student determine appropriate levels of exercise intensity.  Because of sanitary considerations, each student must purchase their own strap along with the text from the bookstore.

Course Competencies: Upon completion of PE 111, students will be able to:
1. Define health, wellness and physical fitness.
2. Describe the five components of health-related fitness and their importance to overall well-being.
3. Assess one’s current level of health related fitness using a variety of testing measures.
4. Develop a plan for improving one or more component/s of health related fitness incorporating the principles of training, conditioning and safety.
5. Identify and participate in several modes of exercise that can be used for a lifetime.
6. Analyze one's current dietary intake utilizing a computer analysis and the food pyramid guidelines.
7. Distinguish between body weight and body composition and describe principles of safe weight loss.
8. Identify theories of stress and methods relaxation.
9. One week of the course is devoted to teaching an alcohol education curriculum titled Prime for Life.
In addition, students complete an assignment with an interactive CD-ROM titled “Alcohol 101” (see handout).
INTASC Standard #10 E.
10.  Discuss the health related risks associated with unsafe sexual practices, specifically, STD, and HIV infection.
 

Assignments:  While specific assignments and grading procedures may vary from instructor to instructor, each section of PE 111 will include the following:

1. A Health-Related Fitness Project.
The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a plan to improve one or more of the health related components of fitness.

2. A Nutritional Analysis.
The purpose of this project is to analyze one's current dietary intake and make recommendations that would promote compliance with the U.S. Dietary Recommendations. Web-based Nutritional Assessment Tool

3. Health-Related Fitness Labs.
Various lab assignments are designed to assess areas of health related fitness including: Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Flexibility, Muscular Strength and Endurance and Body Composition.

4. Quizzes and Exams.
The number of which is determined by the individual instructor.

Helpful Links:
Playing the Game study guide
Prime For Life study guide
Alcohol 101 Worksheet
CyberDiet.com(good general site for nutrition and fitness info)
Cyberdiet Assessment tools    (target heart rate, body mass index, waist to hip ratio, calorie/activty calculator)
 

Grading:Criteria for grading will be presented by each individual instructor.

Dress/Lockers/Towels: Instructors will let students know in advance when it is necessary to dress for activity. Lockers are available for students enrolled in PE activity and wellness classes. Students may obtain lockers by applying at the equipment room window. Lockers must be cleared and checked in at the equipment room window by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of class. Towels will be supplied for all students upon presentation of an ID card at the equipment room window.

Injury: It is the student's responsibility to immediately report to the instructor any injury incurred during the class.

Limiting Conditions:  A student having a handicap, or condition which may limit participation in a course must notify the instructor during the first class period.

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