Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PED                                     Course Number: 300                                    
Course Title: Community Programs for Health, Wellness, and Physical Activity
Subject: Physical Education
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course engages students in the assessment, evaluation and planning of community based health, wellness and physical activity programs. Students will review and critique regional and national guidelines for health and fitness programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Class discussions will include the sociological, psychological and physical factors that influence the development and maintenance of health and fitness. Existing community programs will be visited, their program offerings will be reviewed, their effectiveness will be analyzed, and the availability and extent of community services and support partnerships will be identified. The ultimate goal is to design a model health, wellness, and physical activity program for a particular population within the community.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, PED 103, PED 110, and Junior class standing
Start Date:    06/30/2011                         End Date: