NAT112 - Physiology of Fitness

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Subject Title
Physiology of Fitness

Subject Description
NAT112 is the General Education Course which is designed to be both theoretical and practical, combining traditional classroom activity and practical application of health and fitness theory. Students participate in lectures and practical physical fitness and health activities that present how the body responds and adapts to exercise stress and explore contemporary fitness and health issues such as the role of physical and mental stress as well as sleep on the body.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Sciences and Social Sciences category. Students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program are not permitted to take NAT112 for credit.  Students who have taken NAT160 or NAT280 as a general education elective, or who have taken EST560 cannot take NAT112.”

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Define and differentiate among physical fitness, health, and wellness.
2. Comprehend the following principles of exercise: overload principle, progressive resistance exercise principle, principle of specificity, principle of recuperation, and reversibility of training effects.
3. Identify the components of a proper exercise program: fitness goals, mode of exercise, warm-up, primary conditioning period (frequency, intensity, duration), and cool down
4. Possess an understanding of the five basic components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
5. Describe the health benefits of being physically active.
6. Understand the role of nutrition for health and weight control

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Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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