Instructor: Professor Zartman
Office: PE 218
Office Hours: Mon/Wed 9:30-10:00 Tues/Thurs 8:00-9:00
Text: Invitation to Fitness and Wellness Hales and Zartman
Course Objectives: This course prepares students to take full charge of all the dimensions of personal health and wellness. The power to make good decisions, assume responsibility for one's behaviors, and eventually adapt positive habits that promote a healthy lifestyle are all hopeful outcomes of the course.
- Regular attendance is required or you may be dropped.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in classrooms.
- Turn off cell phones and pages while in class.
- All assignments must be completed and turned in on the due date, or they will not be accepted unless previously arranged.
- No children allowed in class.
- You are expected to take notes during class.
- The textbook is not required.
- If you need to leave the class early, inform the instructor at the start of the class.
Grading and Methods of Assessment:
Unit Tests: Four unit tests will be given at the conclusion of each section. The tests are objective. A review will be given to prepare for each test. If you miss a test, you must make it up within a week.
Individual Project: You will select a health related topic to research. You will prepare a two or three page typed research paper. If you would rather present the information to the class, then you must hand in an outline. Make sure you have at least three resources. Another option, is to volunteer at least 4 hours for a health related cause. The organization your volunteered for must validate the hours. The project is due the 14th week of the semester.
Assessments and Assignments: Various assessments and assignments will be distributed periodically during the semester as well as some extra credit.
Attendance and Participation: 5 points will be subtracted from 50 for each unexcused absense. Bonus points will be rewarded for class participation.
Final Grading Scale:
Four Unit Tests of 80 points 320 points
Individual Project 50 points
Random Assignments 80 points
Attendance and Participation 50 points
Approximate Total Points 500 points
A = 90% and above B = 80-89 % C= 70-79% D = 60-69% F = Below 60%
I. Introduction to Health and Wellness
Basic Body Orientation
Health and Wellness Defined
2. Health Promotion Through Fitness and Nutrition
Nutrition for Optimum Health
Managing Body Weight and Body Composition
3. Addiction and Chronic Diseases
Common Chemical Addictions and Health Consequences
Aging, Death and Dying
4. Human Reproduction and Infectious Disease
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Contraception and Infertility
Infectious Disease and STI's
The textbook covers approximately on third of the course material. Make sure you come to class and take notes. You will not be tested on anything that we did not cover in class.