Occupational Wellness 1LW 206A
Prerequisite: Admission to restricted enrollment programs. Introduces wellness concepts, behavioral patterns, and activities that can be incorporated into the lifestyles of those working in a wide variety of occupational settings. (15-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Develop an understanding of the benefits of fitness.
- List and describe the benefits and significance of participation in a lifetime fitness and developed occupational wellness program.
- List and describe the five components of physical fitness as well as assessment tests and exercises that can be done to measure and improve all five components.
- Define and describe the importance and role of warm-up and cool-down as they relate to activity.
- Describe and apply the FIT principle.
- Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal target heart rates to attain a cardiovascular training effect.
- Define and discuss the relationship between stroke volume, cardiac output, and heart rate as they relate to cardiorespiratory benefits and exercise activities.
- Define and differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic activities.
- Define heart disease and describe risk factors associated with it.
- Describe how flexibility serves to prevent muscular and joint problems.
- Demonstrate and describe various movements/exercises that health professionals can incorporate into their occupation to prevent injuries as well as muscle and joint overuse conditions.
- Define and differentiate between static and ballistic stretching.
Relate good nutrition and stress reduction to a healthy lifestyle.
- Analyze nutritional data and calculate percentage values based on serving sizes and recommended daily values.
- List recommended nutritional requirements based on Food Guide Pyramid.
- Define and describe all fats (saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, trans-fats); list sources of each.
- Describe the role activity plays in successful weight management.
- Define cancer and diabetes. Describe risk factors associated with various types of these diseases.
- Define stress, list symptoms of it, and describe various methods of stress reduction.
- Recognize various wellness myths as they relate to us, "the consumer."
- Demonstrate and incoporate various physical activities and exercises into his/her clinical experience.
- Identify and define occupational wellness terminology.