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MPE 5563: Exercise Sci & Sch Health Promotion For District Leaders in Pe & Athl Admin (1 cr.)
This course explains the differences in the effects of physical activity on fitness across age, gender, and ethnic groups; describing how various systems of the human body respond to physical activity; illustrating the relationship between physical activity and health concerns such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and mental health; offering guidance for determining the proper amount and type of exercise to be undertaken; and suggests new directions for research. It also focuses on the prevention of diseases, quality of life, and well being as well as the training and conditioning of athletes and presents an account of how the body adapts its performance capabilities in the presence of fatigue, strength, and injury. References to new federally mandated wellness policies and how to convey disease prevention through physical activity and nutrition are also included.
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