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Semester 1 Course Description: Your health is more than skin deep—or should we say muscle deep? There are many factors that influence your fitness from biological predispositions to the foods you eat, the sleep you get, your psychology, and more! This course will go beyond the superficial of fitness and dig into the science behind it. You will explore the basics of how to assess your baseline fitness, design and implement a fitness plan, fuel your body to achieve your fitness goals, and stay safe while improving your health. Physical fitness is a journey, not a destination: start your expedition now.

Semester 2 Course Description: To keep our body and our mind running like finely tuned machines, we need to use the right fuel. For humans, that means nourishing our bodies with the right foods. In this course, you’ll explore how food affects essential aspects of your life from your weight to how you age to how well you think. You’ll also examine how outside influences—family, peers, and the media—can affect your diet and your perception of food and how to set yourself up for nutritional success. Are you interested in a career in holistic wellness? Start your health journey now with Nutrition and Wellness.

Course Materials: 

This course requires the following household materials:

  • Scale for weight measurement
  • Yardstick or cloth measuring tape
  • A timer: can use one on a smartphone, computer, or analog clock
  • Pen/pencil and scratch paper
  • Masking or painters’ tape
  • Workout gear (gym shoes, athletic clothes, etc.)
  • Videorecording device
  • Two place markers of some sort: tape, rocks, cones, etc.
  • A small notebook and pen (something to make notes on)
  • A planner or calendar
  • Digital camera (cellphone, tablet, etc.)
  • Recipe (either out of book or online)
  • Various ingredients
  • Cooking utensils and tools
  • Stove or oven
  • Friend or family member

When enrolling in the full year option of this course it will be delivered in two semesters. Transcripts will reflect each semester separately

Semester 1: 

Unit 1: What Is Physical Fitness?

  • Describe the five components of physical fitness.
  • Analyze the benefits of physical fitness.
  • Explain the relationship between physical fitness and health.
  • Identify the precautions that need to be taken in order to safely exercise.

Unit 2: The Science Behind Fitness 

  • Recognize the major systems in the body and how they are impacted by physical fitness.
  • Understand how the components of fitness are improved through training and exercise.
  • Identify the problems related to low cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, or endurance and flexibility.
  • Explain the physiological effects of exercise.
  • Determine the importance of nutrition as it relates to health.

Unit 3: Taking Fitness to the Next Level

  • Examine the skill-related components of fitness and their relationship to performance.
  • Compare and contrast the health-related and skills-related components of fitness.
  • Understand the biomechanical principles related to exercise and training.
  • Apply the principles of training to personal fitness goals.

Unit 4: Planning for Fitness: Upgrading Your Life

  • Understand the connections between self-perception, body image, and good health.
  • Employ effective time-management skills.
  • Analyze methods of weight control.
  • Explain myths associated with fitness and nutrition.

Midterm Exam

Unit 5: Hit the Ground Running: Setting Goals and Making a Plan

  • Identify and understand the risk factors that affect physical activity and health.
  • Develop fitness goals that are gender, age, and skill appropriate.
  • Determine and modify a personal fitness program that meets your specific needs.
  • Apply strategies for setting appropriate fitness goals.

Unit 6: How Has Modern Technology Changed Fitness?

  • Explain the significant developments in fitness over time.
  • Determine how technological advancements have impacted health and fitness.
  • Evaluate how modern technology has impacted nutrition, including diet and wellness.
  • Use available technology to enhance a personal fitness program.

Unit 7: Fit for Life

  • Analyze your current fitness program and add skill-related specifics.
  • Create a comprehensive fitness plan that utilizes the principles of training.
  • Implement a specific fitness program and make adjustments as needed.
  • Determine several benefits of participation in physical activity.

Unit 8: Becoming a Fit Community

  • Explain the benefits of communal fitness.
  • Determine the importance of ethics, rules, teamwork, and sportsmanship in fitness.
  • Recognize and resolve conflicts during physical activity.
  • Identify the opportunities for fitness in and outside of school.

Final Exam

Semester 2: 

Unit 1: Health, Nutrition, and Wellness

  • Differentiate among the terms nutrition, wellness, health care, health status, and healthy behavior.
  • Formulate an eating and exercise plan that uses the concept of energy balance.
  • Assess your body fat composition using the BMI.
  • Compare the nutritional needs of ordinary people versus athletes, and compare the different types of physique including ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs.
  • Analyze lifestyle factors that influence wellness throughout the lifespan.

Unit 2: Managing Your Food, Nutrition, and Health 

  • Apply information from nutrition facts labels to track your nutrient intake.
  • Formulate a more accurate self-awareness to support your health choices.
  • Investigate the links between self-management and responsible decision-making.
  • Develop and utilize an organized decision-making process for your health behaviors.

Unit 3: You Are What You Eat: Healthy Meal Planning

  • Construct an exercise plan that includes the four basic types of exercise.
  • Compare your current eating and health behaviors to those recommended by MyPlate and government agencies.
  • Analyze recipes for their completeness and nutrient content.
  • Formulate a meal plan that considers your budget, time management, food preferences, and nutritional needs.

Unit 4: Outside Influences

  • Connect genetic inheritance and family context to your health behaviors and risk factors.
  • Differentiate between peer pressure and groupthink as decision-making influences.
  • Analyze the social determinants of health to assess risks for health problems and poor health outcomes.
  • Judge the reliability of health information on websites, in advertisements, and on social media.

Unit 5: Considering Food Safety

  • Investigate how ancient methods of keeping food fresh have evolved into foods that we see on grocery store shelves today.
  • Connect the conditions that cause food spoilage to ways that food in your environment is vulnerable to contamination.
  • Differentiate the types of safety and sanitation procedures used by the commercial food production industry.
  • Apply food science concepts to your own food preparation to keep the food you consume safe from pathogens.

Unit 6: Health and Wellness Challenges

  • Apply the U.S. Dietary Guidelines to determine if you may have a deficiency, inadequacy, or excess of any key nutrients in your diet.
  • Analyze the causes of weight problems and eating disorders.
  • Assess the risks of different types of behavior to your health, including injury, sexuality, violence, and substance use.
  • Formulate a list of possible actions to help teens avoid risk-taking behavior that can have negative consequences.

Unit 7: Social & Emotional Health

  • Analyze your social connections to assess your social engagement.
  • Formulate strategies for resolving peer conflicts without becoming a bulldozer or a doormat.
  • Compare productive ways of using stress to negative attitudes about stress, with special attention on ways to prevent chronic stress.
  • Investigate your own concepts of the meaning of family and work/school to help you balance these two realms of life.

Unit 8: Global Health and Wellness

  • Investigate the complex relationships between government initiatives and the food system to explore solutions to hunger.
  • Apply the FCCLA planning process to personal, community, or worldwide problems to achieve realistic goals.
  • Cite evidence from a personal career inventory to propose possible career paths related to nutrition and wellness.
  • Analyze complex problems to identify the root causes, assess possible solutions, take action, and evaluate the outcomes.

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