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PED 116: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2 Credits)

Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student's level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hour. Total 3 hours per week.

This health-related course provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the basic principles of Exercise Science and how they can be applied to positively impact their daily lives. Emphasis is place on nutrition, fitness components, weight management, stress management, major disease prevention, and the practical skills involved in promoting health, wellness, and physical fitness.

There are no prerequisite courses for PED 116. However, you must have and be able to use the following: Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, computing averages). Technology: reliable access to VCCS email, reliable high speed access to the Internet (with a current browser), MS Office software, access to additional software such as Adobe Reader, RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, etc. Computer skills: create a new folder, save a file cut, copy and paste, find a lost file on your hard drive, download a file, send and receive email (with and without an attachment), participate in a class discussion forum, post materials and submit assignments in blackboard, use an Internet browser to search for information on the Web, set bookmarks for Web pages, save an image from the Web and create a new folder for it, and view audio and video files.


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and understanding of the the physiological benefits of movement, physical activity, and wellness
  2. Define principles involved in increasing and maintaining physical fitness
  3. Evaluate and apply fitness and wellness concepts to individual lifestyle
  4. Participate in movement and wellness activities
  5. Design, implement, and evaluate personal wellness and fitness programs


Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)

Distance Learning Assessment/Pre-unit Quiz 25
Unit 1 Assignments 20
Unit 2 Assignments 50
Exam 1 100
Unit 3 Assignments 70
Unit 4 Assignments 85
Unit 5 Assignments 55
Exam 2 100

Your final grade mwillay be based on the following scale. In order to pass the course, you must earn at least a 60% average on the two exams combined, regardless of how well you do on the other assignments

Grading Scale
below 300

There are 2 exams in this course.

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Last Updated: February 19, 2016