Course Code: SPHS520 Course ID: 4722 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course appraises contemporary topics, concepts, principles, and theories affecting health and wellness dimensions relative to our culture and global population. Topics include disease treatment and prevention, nutrition, exercise and fitness, stress management, personal safety, and special populations. Students will explore current issues impacting personal health and wellness across society and generate strategies designed for improving quality of life and developing a healthy lifestyle for a widespread population. (Prerequisites: SPHS501 and SPHS503)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Assess risk factors associated with disease and general health and wellness.
2. Appraise the impact of exercise assessments.
3. Assess nutritional habits and their impact on a healthy lifestyle.
4. Produce strategies to reduce stress and encourage positive lifestyle change.
5. Analyze physical and emotional health and wellness concerns of specific populations.
6. Design a plan to assess the fitness, sport, and health industry, current trends and practices, and their relationship to health and wellness management.
|Forum 1||5.00 %|
|Forum 2||5.00 %|
|Forum 3||5.00 %|
|Forum 4||5.00 %|
|Forum 5||5.00 %|
|Forum 6||5.00 %|
|Forum 7||5.00 %|
|Forum 8||5.00 %|
|WK 2 Writing Assignment||10.00 %|
|WK4 Writing Assignment||10.00 %|
|WK6 Writing Assignment||10.00 %|
|Final Project||30.00 %|
|Final Project||30.00 %|
Required Reading and Resources
All resources are also located in the Lesson area for each week.
See your syllabus, class lessons, and forums for additional resources.
In addition to the required course materials the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
American College of Sports Medicine
National Strength & Conditioning Association
National Association Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
IDEA Health & Fitness Association
Healthy People 2020
Centers for Disease Control
Citation and Reference Style
You will be expected to adhere to APA style throughout this program. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) may be purchased and used in all courses.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.