FIT105-001

Decision Making In Health

The course will examine information, concepts, and knowledge for influencing changes in health-related behavior so that the student may make decisions that will affect him/her personally throughout the life cycle. The course will include in-depth study and discussions in the areas of health as it affects people physiologically, psychologically and sociologically. It will assist the students in their beliefs, attitudes, and values toward their own personal health in a rapidly changing environment. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

FIT115-001

Fitness And Sports Nutrition

This course will provide information about the relationship between nutrition and fitness/sports performance. It is of interest to professionals who advise athletes and to the general population interested in improving health and physical performance through sound nutritional practices. Topic examples include carbohydrate metabolism, weight management, body composition assessment, eating disorders, ergogenic aids, pre-/post- and competition meals. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

FIT117-001

Personal Fitness

Students assess their current level of health-related fitness and develop a physiologically sound program of physical activity to meet their needs and interests. The course emphasizes the concept of physical fitness as a lifetime commitment and stresses the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to meet this commitment. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

FIT133-001

Lifeguard Training (LGT)

The course will afford students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills associated with safety, supervision and rescue in an aquatic environment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills designed to save the life of another in an aquatic emergency. Those successfully completing the course will be certified by the American Red Cross in Lifeguard Training (R94) (including First Aid certification), CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Waterfront Lifeguarding. LGT Certification indicates the minimum skills training for a person to qualify as a non-surf lifeguard. Students must be able to pass a swimming proficiency test - completed at 2nd class meeting. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

FIT142-001

Survey Of Lifetime Activities

The course will survey the fundamental skills, specific knowledge, and relative values of selected leisure sports. The course will focus on the examination of personal skills, interests, and needs as criteria for the selection of and participation in leisure sports and the constructive use of leisure time. Class format will include an introduction to participation in selected leisure sports, discussion of class activities and related leisure concepts, and small group and individual assignments. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

FIT164-001

Pilates Mat I

Pilates Mat I is designed to expose the student to the Pilates method of body conditioning with a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises developed over 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates. Pilates strengthens and tones muscle, increases flexibility, and develops better posture. The student learns the basic beginning sequence of exercises and gains an understanding of muscle groups as they relate to Pilates. Prerequisite: None / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

FIT167-001

Kripalu/Hatha Yoga I

A five-week course designed to expose the student to basic yoga philosophy, breathing exercises, simple postures and relaxation techniques. The student also learns about the major muscles and bones, as well as the circulatory and nervous system of the human body in relation to yoga. Prerequisite: None / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

FIT168-001

Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II

A five-week course designed for the student who has completed FIT167. New postures will be introduced, and postures will be held for longer periods of time. Additional breathing techniques will be incorporated. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how the body functions, and how yoga affects these functions. Relaxation techniques will be further developed. Prerequisite: FIT167 / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring

FIT170-001

Adventure Concepts

This course explores the use of the adventure paradigm (model) as a means of promoting effective intrapersonal and interpersonal behavior. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the course examines the relationship of risk, goal setting and skill development/application to personal and social growth. Adventure activities such as rappelling, group problem-solving tasks, and individual initiative projects are used to provide a common experiential base for the discussion of course concepts. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring