WCC Courses - ZOOL 254: Exercise Therapy and Wellness


ZOOL 254: Essentials of Exercise for Life (3 credits)

Course Description

Presents the underlying core principles of exercise/physical activity to health and life long wellness. Both Western and Eastern exercise practices will be reviewed for their potential contribution. Selected resource literature will be placed on library reserve. A course syllabus will contain a schedule for lecture topics with relevant readings and lecture materials. These will be supportive outlines and illustrations of the topics under discussion. Discussions will include measurement methods and their analysis. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: BIOL 100 or ZOOL 101 or ZOOL 141 and ZOOL 142.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define basic terms, concepts and principles of exercise, fitness, and wellness.
  • Describe the fundamental classification of exercise biology and its underlying processes.
  • Discuss the relationships between exercise and health.
  • Explain the specificity of exercise and its multiple modes of application and related responses.
  • Describe guidelines for assessing and planning a fitness-wellness program.
  • Comprehend the professional literature and correctly interpret and categorize new developments/approaches in the field.
  • Apply scientific logic to the selection and application of the many commercial products and procedures inundating the field.
  • Contrast Western and Eastern approaches to wellness.

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