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Course : Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Course Number
KNES 1503
Section Number
DX1 and X20
Fall 2023
Bridwell Hall, 205
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

Throughout the class and upon completion of the course the student will:

1.    Develop a working knowledge of the benefits of exercise and a physically active lifestyle. SBEC II-TEKS 116. 8 a-c TEKS 166.26 8a-b TEKS 166.62 3a-k, 5a – TEKS 116.63 3a-c- TEKS 116.26 8a-c, 9a and b – TEKS 116.28 8a-c- Competency 005 d and e, 006a -f

2.    Develop an understanding of wellness and fitness concepts, including cardiovascular strength, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. SBEC II, IV, VI Shape 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 TEKS 116 .8 a-c, 9 a-b, 10, a and b, 11 TEKS 166.26 8c- TEKS 166.62 3a -I, TEKS 166.63, TEKS 116.27 8a-c, 9 a and b -116.28 8 a-c, 9a and b, 10a and b, 11a and b- Competency 006a-f, 007a -e, 008a-g

3.    Develop physical activity behaviors associated with lifetime personal fitness and wellness. SBEC II Shape 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 TEKS 116 11 a and b, 12 a-c, and 16 a and b, TEKS 166.26 12a, 16, TEKS 166.62 5a-f, TEKS 116.27 8a-c,

4.    Participate in the conduction and interpretation of personal fitness assessments. SBEC II Shape 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 TEKS 116.13 9a and b TEKS 166.26 9a and b TEKS 166.62 3i-k, TEKS 116.27 10a and b, 116.58 9a and b

5.    Determine age-appropriate activities for improving the health-related components of fitness. SBEC II Shape 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 TEKS 116.13 9 b and c TEKS 166.26 8a-c- Competency 009 a-g

6.    Develop a working knowledge of the benefit of a healthy eating plan. SBEC II Shape 1.2, 1.3, 3.3. TEKS116.13 10 a and b TEKS 166.26 10 and b- TEKS 166.62 6a-c TEKS 166.27 10a and b- TEKS 116.28 10 a and b - Competency 009 a-g

7.    Develop a working knowledge of key and current health topics. SBEC II Shape 2. 3, 3.1, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 3.4, and 4.2, 4/.5, and 4.6, 5f- Competency 011a and b, 013d


This is a professional course and attendance and participation are required.

No late work is accepted.

No AI-generated work is accepted.

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