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Occupational Wellness 1

LW 206A

Occupational Wellness 1

LW 206A

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.