General Education Common Graded Assignment:
is a general education course designed to promote personal responsibility, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. One of the goals of this assignment is to assess student competence for each of these objectives:
I. Written and Oral Communication—utilize the language of fitness, health, and wellness in written and oral assignments
II. Critical Analysis and Reasoning—examine personal health risk factors including: age, genetics, lifestyle choices, environmental influences, income and educational background and how these risk factors influence quality of life; explain the dimensions of wellness as they relate to lifestyle behaviors; and determine the benefits of adopting a proactive and self-directed lifetime wellness program
III. Information Literacy—evaluate fitness, health, and wellness-related resources for accuracy according to the information literacy criteria; and apply current wellness research for selective written and oral projects
IV. Scientific and Quantitative or Logical Reasoning— asses their performance in the five health-related components of fitness; analyze the physiological adaptations that occur as a result of participation in a fitness and wellness program; and evaluate their current health and well-being and design a behavior change model that enhances their well-being
V. Local and Global Diversity—identify the factors for human diversity that influence wellness potential; and analyze the impact of culture and ethnicity on risk factors for developing chronic disease
In addition to the above general education objectives, this assignment assesses students’ understanding and application of the following skills and knowledge specific to :
• Holistic Health and a Wellness Lifestyle;
• Nutrition, Fitness, and Weight Management; and
• Chronic, Communicable, and Degenerative Diseases
Purpose: To reflect on personal wellness and fitness levels from the start of the semester; to explain the 6 primary dimensions of wellness; to investigate and assess risks for chronic disease; and to develop a plan for reducing disease risk through personal lifestyle strategies.
1. Reflect back to the beginning of the semester and describe your overall health and wellness based on your fitness testing results and wellness assessment tools.
• What was your definition of health and wellness at the beginning of the semester?
• Explain the results of your health related fitness tests (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition)
• Identify your strengths and weakness for the six primary dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, and interpersonal) at the beginning of the semester and explain how these strengths and weaknesses impacted your over-all health and wellness.
2. Research your family health history, ancestry, and ethnicity to determine your risk for chronic disease.
• Identify the chronic disease(s) (such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, obesity, etc.) that have impacted your family (your generation, parent’s generation, and grandparent’s generation).
• Research your ethnic background. Identify diseases and associated risks related to your ethnicity.
• Discuss the cultural/lifestyle behaviors that increase your risk of developing the chronic disease(s) that have impacted your family (such as physical activity, smoking, diet, religion).
• Cite a minimum of two research sources in support of your statements.
3. Develop a personal wellness plan.
• Describe in detail two changes that you plan to make to your physical activity and how they will improve your health related fitness and reduce your risk for chronic diseases.
• Describe in detail two specific nutritional improvements you plan to make and how they will decrease your risk for chronic disease.
• Describe in detail two other lifestyle behaviors you can make that will improve areas other than physical wellness.
• Cite a minimum of four research sources in support of your statements.
4. Conclusion: Summarize the information above. Discuss how your concept of health and wellness has changed over the semester and empowered you to take charge of your future health and wellness.
1. The cover page should have your student ID number, course number and section, and the date
of submission on it. DO NOT put your name on the cover page.
2. Use Times New Roman font and set the font size to 12
3. Set the line spacing to double spaced.
4. Set the margins at one inch and the spacing at zero.
5. Answer questions in complete sentences in paragraph form.
6. Perform a spelling and grammar check before submitting.
7. Use a minimum of six references from academic journals published within the past five years
8. Include a separate reference page at the end of the paper in APA format.
9. Use in text citations from your sources in the body of the paper in APA style.
10. The paper length will be four to six pages.
Also i had done a physical assement at the begingning of the semester with a generally good well being so she can refer to this. e.g good physical fitess assesment profile good target heart rate project and smart goals for my age etc
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