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HPE 295 - Health and Fitness for Life


3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  and WR 90  (WR 91  substitutes for bothRD 90  and WR 90 ), or designated placement.

Course Description: Prepares students with the foundation needed to be successful health/PE majors and in other majors as well. Dominant topics include disease projections, essential nutrients, behavior modification, body composition, strength and endurance training, cardio-respiratory health, flexibility, the mechanics of stress and stress relief, and relationship building. Students assess lifestyles, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease as part of the course. 

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Explain demographic health changes and trends in chronic and acute diseases in the U.S. over the last 100 years. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#2: Explain best practices for addressing nutritional requirements for health.
  • CLO#3: Explain how lifestyle choice progressions initiate and advance cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all other diseases.
  • CLO#4: Describe the connection between stress/emotional well-being and physical wellness. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#5: Evaluate his/her current state of general health and wellness, risk and personal safety and make progress toward a healthy lifestyle.



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