HLT 116 Syllabus


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                             Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Science, and AAS programs that require HLT/PED electives


Course Number & Title:  Health 116: Personal Wellness


Credit Hours:  3      Hours/Wk Lecture: 3          Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb:



I.          Catalog Description:  Explores the relationship between personal health and fitness as it applies to the individuals in today’s society.  Includes weight control, nutrition, health fitness and stress management.


II.      Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:   An understanding of personal wellness concepts helps to provide an educational foundation upon which one may develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and upon which one may critically assess personal health practices.  This course meets health/PED requirements for all.


III.           Required background (list any experience, prerequisites, co-requisites necessary to enroll in the course)

    Prerequisites ENF 1 


IV.          Course Content (list the major topics):

The course includes the following:

A.               Wellness lifestyle

B.               Physical wellness

a.    cardiorespiratory endurance

b.    muscular endurance,

c.    muscular strength

d.    flexibility

e.    body composition

C.               Nutritional wellness

D.               Weight management

E.               Stress management.


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


A.   Develop an understanding of the following: components of wellness, the wellness challenge, and methods for achieving lifestyle change.

B.   Understand major risk factors for cardiovascular disease including those factors that can be changed and those factors that cannot be changed.

C.   Develop an implement a personal health fitness project that would include activities that illustrate all health fitness components. 

D.   Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the area of health fitness components; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition.

E.   Develop a functional knowledge of stress management including lifestyle and personality implications.

F.    Develop a working knowledge of stress management techniques: deep breathing, visualization, progressive relaxation and meditation.

VI.  Evaluation




Students will be evaluated using some combination of quizzes, tests, written assignments, and projects defined by faculty.  All students must develop a personal fitness/health project.


         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Personal Development