|Week 1 Summary
|Week 1 is designed to make sure you are prepared to move forward with the activities in PED 116. This week you need to
Follow the steps listed below to complete these assignments. You must complete the clearance form so that you can determine whether or not you will need medical clearance before we get started with the fitness portion of the course.
|Week 2 Assessing Your Wellness Summary
|This week we will be focusing on important information about health and wellness. Topics include dimensions of health/wellness, behavior change theories, strategies to promote lifelong wellness, and how to create SMART goals among others. In this week, you need to
Once you have completed the assignments, you may move on to Unit 2.
|Week 3 Summary
|This week, we will focus specifically on fitness and learn about the five health-related components of fitness You need to
The Fitness Pre-Test is an assessment of your fitness level. You will assess your fitness level by visiting the Presidents’ Challenge website and taking the fitness tests there. This is the first time you will take these tests – also called the pre-tests. You will take them two additonal times during the semester. Use the fitness test instructions below each time you take the tests. Then, you will watch four videos and take a brief open-note quiz on chronic health conditions. These videos will set the tone for everything we do in this course and will help you understand why this course is important.
|Week 4 Summary
|This week, we will focus on one specific health-related component of fitness: cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance. We will learn its definition, the guidelines that apply to CR endurance training, etc. You need to
Please be sure to follow all instructions below. You are still in the planning phase of this class; therefore, you are not required to begin exercising this week. Next week (week 5) you will be expected to begin the fitness program by following the CR endurance plan you create this week.
|Week 5 Summary
|In week 5, we will focus on another specific health-related component of fitness: flexibility. We will learn its definition, the guidelines that apply to flexibility training, etc. You need to
|Week 6 Summary
In week 6, there are no new readings or assignments; however, you should continue with your CR endurance activities, add the flexibility activities to your current fitness program (folow the plan you created last week), and continue to record your activities using the Activity Tracker website.
Use this week to make sure everything is running smoothly so far, and to review all of the information we have covered thus far. This is the information you will need to know for your first exam, which you will take in Week 7 (you may take the exam this week if you believe you are ready, but, for most people, it is better to use the full amount of time given to prepare for the exam).
|Week 7 Summary
|In this week, you need to
Exam 1 covers Weeks 1-6. The exam is mostly multiple choice, but there are a few matching and true/false questions.
The exam is worth 50 points maximum.
|Week 8 Summary
|This week we will shift our attention to another health-related component of fitness: body composition. From previous units you have learned that body composition is usually defined as the percentage of the body composed of lean tissue and fat tissue. Now we will learn about body composition in more detail. Pay close attention to this information as we prepare for learning more about the relationship between physical activity and nutrition next week. You need to
If you do not remember how to perform the fitness tests and calculate the results, see the Fitness Test Instructions in Unit Two. You should also resume your exercise activities and update your log on the activity tracker website.
|Week 9 Summary
|This week we tranistion into our nutrition focus. You need to continue with your fitness plans and complete the following nutrition assignments. Don’t forget your activity tracker entries.
|Week 10 Summary
|This week we will focus on the next two components of fitness: muscular strength and muscular endurance.
|Week 11 Summary
This week, we will put it all together, evaluate our fitness progress, and focus on how fitness and wellness affect other healthcare issues. You need to
You will assess your fitness level post-exercise program by visiting the Presidents’ Challenge website and taking the fitness tests there. If you do not remember how to perform the fitness tests and calculate the results, see the Fitness Test Instructions in unit two. Then, go to the Activity Tracker website and print the reports listed in the instructions below. Lastly, evaluate your fitness/wellness knowledge and share this information with your classmates on the discussion forum. You may take Exam 2 this week if you feel you are ready.
|Week 12 Summary
|Please complete the course evaluation and take Exam 2 during the last week of the semester if you have not already done so. Thank you for being a member of this learning community!
|Course Evaluation and Exam 2
This is it! You are ready to take the last step before you go off on your own to continue with your wellness lifestyle.Please complete the course evaluation and take your Exam 2 during the last week of the semester if you have not already done so. The exam is worth 50 points maximum. Print your exam pass, and remember to familiarize yourself with the Testing Center policies before you go. Relax, remember all of your stress management techiques, and do your best. Good luck and good health! Make sure you complete the course evaluation before you sign off for the semester. Feedback from students in prior semesters helped in the redesign of the current version of the course. Your feedback will extend the learning community to students who take the course after you.
Thank you for being a member of this learning community!