NEP 1340: INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE AND FITNESS FALL 2018 COURSE SYLLABUS DR. STEVE BALL Course Information Course Title: Introduction to Exercise and Fitness Course Number: NEP 1340 Course Discipline: School of Human and Environmental Sciences (HES) Course Description: Provides students with practical information about exercise and physical fitness. After taking this class, students will be prepared to be physically active, understand the "Do's and Don'ts" of exercise, and know how to live a healthy way of life. As part of the course, students will assess their current level of activity/fitness, develop a plan for improvement, and put that plan into action. Meeting Days: Tuesday/Thursday Meeting Times and Location: Section 1 11:00-12:15 (210 Strickland); Section 2 3:30-4:45 (126 Physics) Instructor Information Dr. Steve Ball 106 McKee Gym Office Hours: By appointment 573-882-2334 [email protected] Dr. Ball is a Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Nutritional Sciences Extension. He also serves as a MU Extension State Fitness Specialist. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University in 2002. His research interests revolve around physical activity in youth, body composition and obesity. Teaching Assistant Information Please contact the TA of your section for general questions. You can attend any of the TAs’ office hours regardless of your section. SECTION 1 (11:00-12:15 PM) Travis Emerson Jill Barnas 113 McKee Gym 10a McKee Gym Office Hours: T/Th: 9:30-10:45; W: 9-12 Office Hours: None/by appointment Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] SECTION 2 (3:30-4:45 PM) Audrey Lamberson Judith Mutamba 113 McKee Gym 113 McKee Gym Office Hours: M 10-2; T/Th: 12-2 Office Hours: M/W: 9-4; F: 9-12 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]
Course Goals After successfully completing NEP 1340, students can expect to have the following knowledge: 1. Definition and general understanding of the fields of exercise and physical fitness. 2. Definitions of and understanding of the health related components of fitness (cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility, body composition). 3. How to assess the components of health related fitness. 4. How to develop safe and effective fitness routines. 5. How to exercise safely. 6. Definition, causes and therapies for treating obesity and underweight. 7. Definition and recognition of safe/risky exercises. 8. Definition and recognition of unsound exercise and fitness products and programs. 9. Identify reliable sources of exercise and fitness information and characteristics of sound scientific research. 10. How to analyze motion Textbooks Required materials : Hoeger, W. W. K. and Hoeger, S. (2013). Custom edition of Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness (14 ed., p. 608). Cengage Learning.
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