High School Science

High School Courses: Science

Fitness Lifestyle Design

Fitness Lifestyle Design

Description

This course was designed to offer three modules of motivation for teens. The modules—Move Strong, Live Well, and Eat Healthy—guide students through learning about strength and endurance training, choosing lifetime fitness activities, and connecting nutrition to lifetime fitness. The course is filled with language and images that reflect strength and diversity to motivate teens and allow them to envision themselves committing to fitness.

Pre-Requisites: none
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 14-16 weeks


Major Topics and Concepts

Module 01- Move Strong

  • Exercise Safety
  • Components of Fitness
  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Risks for Disease
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Overcoming Excuses
  • Fitness Testing
  • Goal Setting
  • Training and conditioning
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Strength and Endurance
  • Heart Rates
  • Flexibility
  • Workout Plan Designing
  • Logging activity time

Module 02- Live Well

  • Stress Relief
  • Sleep
  • Safe Exercise Equipment
  • Equipment Purchases
  • Athletes with Disabilities
  • Cultural influences
  • Modifying fitness activities
  • Participation in Team Sports/Group Activities
  • Recreational Activities
  • Community and School Fitness Opportunities
  • Proper Form
  • Analyzing Workout Facilities/Trainers

Module 03- Eat Healthy

  • Nutritional Habits
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Dietary Choices and Variations
  • Food Labels/Nutritional Claims
  • Calorie Counting
  • Activity Levels
  • BMI Measurement Tools
  • Serving Sizes
  • Meal Planning
  • Food journal
  • Hydration
Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)
Life Management Skills
Personal Fitness