2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PCADE 097 PCAD Advanced Fitness and Wellness (ESL) (5 credits)



Course Description
An advanced study of the following wellness components: Fitness, Nutrition, Stress Management, and Disease Prevention. This course will assist students in the continuation of self-implementation of the necessary protocols to independently improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Students work to maintain their goals by utilizing the varied fitness resources available in the Health Education Center as well as the natural environment of the Pierce College campuses.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and explain the five components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
2. Identify and define the elements that comprise the Wellness paradigm and synthesize these multiple lifestyle factors into a broader concept for oneself.
3. Describe the concept of one’s own wellness in contrast to the simple absence of disease.
4. Discuss how a regular exercise program and a healthy nutritional lifestyle impacts one’s health.
5. Describe how to safely monitor exercise intensity.
6. Design and implement a personal fitness program that addresses all five components of fitness in terms of intensity, duration and frequency.
7. Evaluate personal fitness improvement from previous fitness levels based upon aerobic capacity assessment.
8. Obtain the appropriate management strategies needed to handle stress.
9. Describe the known causes of disease and manageable prevention strategies.



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