2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HPER 22114 Wellness

Wellness is a course designed to develop an understanding of the principles necessary for promoting and improving the quality of life through a study of critical issues which affect the individual and society. An overview of the following topics that encompass social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual health is covered: health behaviors, physical fitness, substance abuse and dependency behaviors, nutrition and weight management, prevention and control of disease, sexuality issues, and consumer health. Through reading, writing and discussion an understanding develops of how individual fitness in the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions impacts overall health. Additionally, the assessment of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and exercise prescription in labs within this course are designed to conduct a wellness assessment and to provide students with practical strategies and skills for developing a personal program of fitness. (F, S)