PED 107


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                     Date:  January 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, Business Administration and Science

Course Number & Title:  PED 107 Exercise & Nutrition

Credit Hours:  2  Hours/Wk Lecture:     Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb:


              I.        Catalog Description:  The Exercise & Nutrition course is designed for students to learn about nutrition & exercise with the benefits toward a healthier lifestyle.  Each student will assess the quality of their diet & exercise through currant knowledge.  PED 107 is designed for students to learn & implement, evaluate then build an individualized program appropriate for their age & physical condition.

            II.        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  An understanding of exercise & nutrition helps one to develop and maintain lifelong wellness.

           III.        Required background:  Non-developmental in reading and ENF 1 co-requisite.

          IV.        Course Content (list the major topics):

A.       Nutrition  for Health, Fitness & Sports

B.       My plate, Food Pyramid & Vegetarian Diets

C.       Human Energy

D.       Carbohydrates

E.        Fat

F.        Protein

G.     Vitamins

H.      Minerals

I.        Water, Electrolytes, and Temperature Regulation

      V.    Learner Outcomes                                                           VI.  Evaluation        

The student will:


A.    Develop a comprehensive knowledge of MyPlate, Physical Pyramid, six major nutrients, label reading, healthy choices and ways to improve their lifestyle behaviors.

Students will be evaluated using skills developed, workouts, assignments, two projects, articles, web sites reviews & written tests.


B.   Participate in a prescribed workout schedule for the entire body.

All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

C.   Be able to practice 1 mile walking & improve their time by the end of the semester.


D.   Participate in a variety of aerobic activities that would ensure cardiorespiratory improvement


E.   Be able to develop a Dietary analysis Documentation for one week.


VII.          This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking
Personal Development