Wellness For Life

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 177 - Wellness for Life [3 units]

Course Format:

Three hours of lecture per week.

Course Description:

The course presents information concerning the benefits, positive effects, assessment, and implementation of healthy lifestyles through personal responsibility and lifestyle medicine to promote wellness over the lifespan, three (3) units.

Course Objectives:

The goal of this course is to introduce students to wellness paradigms and how self-responsibility is paramount. Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • Assess the six dimensions of wellness.
  • Determine the methods used to assess individual fitness and wellness levels.
  • Assess individual lifestyle choices and how they relate to a quality life.
  • Practice general nutritional guidelines and weight management.
  • Summarize stressors and the methods to deal with them.
  • Identify qualities for good sleep and practices to develop restful sleep.
  • Evaluate the value of social connection and positivity.
  • Compare sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Identify abused substances and possible lifestyle interventions for addiction.
  • Employ exercise cautions and other safety concerns.
  • Demonstrate how to research and to prepare a written paper on an approved topic in wellness, using the publication guidelines from either the American Medical Association (AMA) or the American Psychological Association (APA)