Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to concepts, careers and resources in fitness and health promotion. Course themes include: the dimensions of health, fitness, behaviour modification, community wellness and professionalism. Students will assess their personal wellness and set fitness goals. The role of fitness and health professionals in promoting community wellness is discussed and students will learn about the many organizations, resources and business opportunities that exist in the industry.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe the dimensions of fitness, health and wellness.
2. Evaluate personal wellness and set fitness goals.
3. Produce a fitness and health promotion plan that includes a behavior modification.
4. Articulate the role fitness and health professionals play in community well-being as part of the network of healthcare professionals.
5. Identify resources, skills and qualifications required for a variety of careers and business opportunities within the fitness and health promotion industry.

Course Content:

Dimensions of fitness, health and wellness (physical,
Behaviour modification
- Individual stage of readiness and intervention
- Needs, wants, lifestyle, abilities and limitations
- Appropriate strategies designed to increase motivation,
overcome barriers
- Cognitive processes involved at each stage of behavioural
- S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic,
Time-Oriented) goals and objective setting that empowers
emotional, social, environmental, occupational)
- Extrinsic and intrinsic factors
Elements of fitness, health and wellness:
- Nutrition
- Body composition and weight management
- Cardio-respiratory and muscular endurance
- Flexibility
- Stress management
- Disease prevention
- Lifetime wellness
- Positive lifestyle and health behaviours
The role of the fitness and health professional in promoting
community wellness
Fitness and health resources, organizations and business
- FANTASTIC Lifestyle Checklist and the Healthy Physical
Activity Participation Questionnaires
- Factors affecting participation in physical activity
including the 5 C's for activity enjoyment
- Concepts of self-esteem, self-efficacy, confidence,
competence, and body image


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of: Assignments 70% Tests 30%


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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