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Fitness Lifestyle Design (PE 2)

Fitness Lifestyle Design (PE 2)

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets PE graduation requirement

Competencies

  • Fitness Behaviors
    Students will demonstrate understanding and application of the valuable relationship between promoting the physical health of self and others with engagement in lifelong fitness activities that convey responsible, respectful behaviors.
  • Management Movement
    Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics in lifelong activities that contribute to skill related fitness.
  • Movement Patterns
    Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the connection between motor skills and movement patterns to activities that contribute to health related fitness and understand the benefits of physical activity.
  • Movement Strategies
    Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics in lifelong activities that contribute to skill related fitness.
  • Nutritional Needs
    Students will demonstrate understanding of nutritional needs by accessing credible nutrition information and using it to plan meals, interpret food labels, and decipher their individual nutritional needs and values.

Pre-Requisites

Personal Fitness (VLACS course) or other Physical Education course from another school.

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 16-18 weeks

Overview

Club Web invites you to a “vacation of a lifetime.” During your stay, you will learn healthy habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. You will measure your beginning fitness level and nutrition knowledge, and will create an individual plan for achieving your individual goals.

Club Web combines the expertise of a professional fitness staff with natural surroundings perfect for fun and relaxation. Among the numerous activities available to you as our guest are golf, tennis, racquetball, biking, the health and fitness center, and the walking and jogging trail. You will leave Club Web having improved your flexibility, enhanced your cardiovascular fitness, and increased your strength and endurance.

The goal of this course is to help you experience the benefits of exercise, good diet and proper weight. We are quite sure that your “vacation of a lifetime” will last a lifetime.

 

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

 

Course Requirements

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, VLACS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, discussions, oral assessments, fitness testing, and weekly workouts. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.

Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment 1

  • Pacing Yourself
  • Exercise Safety
  • Components of Fitness/Healthy Lifestyle
  • Overcoming Excuses
  • Surgeon General’s Report
  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Medical History
  • Nutritional Habits
  • Activity Levels
  • BMI Measurement Tools
  • Fitness Testing
  • Stress Relief
  • Goal Setting
  • Sleep
  • Heart Rates
  • Parts of Fitness – Flexibility, Cardio respiratory, Muscular Endurance/Strength
  • Food Pyramid
  • Safe Exercise Equipment
  • Food Labels/Nutritional Claims
  • Nutrients
  • Calorie Counting
  • Serving Sizes
  • Workout Plan Designing
  • Athletes with Disabilities
  • Modifying Workout Plans
  • Meal Planning
  • Analyzing Workout Facilities/Trainers
  • Risks for Disease
  • Wellness Programs in the Workplace
  • Logging Workouts on a Weekly Basis
  • Participation in Team Sports/Group Activities

Career

Peer Fitness Trainer

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Movement Patterns: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the connection between motor skills and movement patterns to activities that contribute to health related fitness and understand the benefits of physical activity.

 

 

Project

You are a Peer Fitness Trainer for your local fire station. You need to develop a training schedule and video that will improve the safety and performance of the firefighters. Along with creating a training program, you will participate in the activities in order to evaluate them and be able to explain their benefits.

Career

Recreation Program Director

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Movement Strategies: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics in lifelong activities that contribute to skill related fitness.

Project

You are a Recreation Program Director at a community recreation center tasked with creating a multi-generational fitness program that families can participate in together to increase their level of fitness. As there will be people of all ages involved in this program, it will need to include lifelong activities and incorporate skill related fitness.

You will put this plan in a format that families can understand and follow. This can be a website, a brochure, magazine article, or another medium of your choice. The main purpose of this program will be to apply movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics to successfully create a clear and well rounded plan.

Career

Expedition Leader

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Management of Movement: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the self-management skills and training principles that contribute to a health related fitness lifestyle.

 

Project

You are an Expedition Leader for a company that develops physically challenging travel adventures. You are responsible for designing a pre-travel fitness package for clients. This package will be sent to clients who have registered for the expedition and will identify the training principles and self-management skills that they need in order to be prepared for the expedition.

As part of the development of the package, you will participate in the activities. This will allow you to develop your own understanding of the training principles and self-management skills. Your pre-travel fitness package could include video, audio, and/or text based information for your clients.

Career

Exercise Physiologist

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Fitness Behaviors: Student will demonstrate understanding and application of the valuable relationship between promoting the physical health of self and others with engagement in lifelong fitness activities that convey responsible, respectful behaviors.

 

Project

You are an Exercise Physiologist working at a large company. You have been asked to a create wellness program for the company’s employees.

Your wellness program will promote lifelong fitness along with responsible and respectful behaviors in regards to physical activities. The wellness program will need to address individuals of different ages and physical needs as well as promote ongoing physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Career

Director of Dining Services

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Nutritional Needs: Students will demonstrate understanding of nutritional needs by accessing credible nutrition information and using it to plan meals, interpret food labels, and decipher their individual nutritional needs and values.

Project

You are a Director of Dining Services in charge of public affairs. Your job is to help promote a particular treatment or area of practice within the healthcare field that interests you. A vital part of this process will be to use effective written and verbal communication skills as well as listening skills for an organization of your choice. This could be a school, hospital, corporate office, senior living facility or something else. One of your responsibilities as the director of dining services is creating meal plans that are both delicious and nutritional.

You will interpret food labels to plan a daily menu of meals that meet the nutritional needs of your diners. Along with this, you will also provide diners with information about the nutritional value of the different meals so they can select a healthy choice for their own specific nutritional needs.

Status:

Open

The Experiences Pathway allows students to demonstrate mastery of competencies and earn credit through experiences, such as internships, travel, service learning, entrepreneurship, or independent study. Students may elect to meet all competencies in a particular competency group (i.e., English 1 or Economics) or they can master  competencies in multiple discipline areas. Once a student enrolls, a VLACS instructor will work with the student to refine the Experience, identify the competencies that will be met, and determine products that will demonstrate mastery of each competency.

In Experiences students will:

  1. Use google drive.
  2. Meet weekly or every two weeks with their instructor.
  3. Secure an outside expert.
  4. Plan the experience prior to completing it. (Credit is not awarded for experiences completed prior to enrollment and completion of the planning process.)

Here is how to enroll in an Experience.

  1. Identify the course(s) that matches most closely with your Experience.
  2. Click “Enroll Now” from www.vlacs.org or from our learning catalog.
  3. From the enrollment page, navigate to the course that matches your Experience.
  4. Select all competencies that you hope to meet through your Experience. Do not worry if you are unsure of the exact competencies, they can be adjusted.
  5. Select the Experience bubble.
  6. If there are additional competencies from other discipline areas you hope to meet, enroll in these in the same manner.
  7. Your parent/guardian will receive an email asking for approval of your enrollment. This must be completed before we can assign you an instructor.
  8. You will receive a welcome email from your instructor within five days, given that space is available.

Independent Study

By signing up for an independent study, you will be able to direct your own learning, identifying what you want to learn and how you will demonstrate that you mastered your learning objectives.

Internship

Internships allow you to gain professional experience, make connections, and become familiar with a career, while working on site with mentors and professionals in a career of your interest.

Travel

While travel can be a great experience for learning life lessons, it is also an excellent way to acquire the knowledge and skills that allow you to demonstrate mastery in a variety of competencies.  The world is a classroom and travel experiences will connect your real world experiences to the learning that you seek.

Service Learning

In Service Learning, you collaborate with members of your community to address issues to improve your community. You will connect your service with discipline specific content so that learning can takes place through problem solving and collaboration.

Entrepreneurship

Starting your own business is a great way to learn. This type of experience allows you to engage in an entrepreneurial experience and receive credit for competencies you master through this experience.

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