GEST2000 / GEST007 – Active Lifestyles, Wellness and Sports Science
|Suggested Year of Study:||2-4|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
This course is designed to expose students to the relevant principles in sports science as related to health and fitness, and to discuss how students can apply the relevant sports science principles in one’s daily life for making sustainable healthy life style choices to improve one’s health and fitness. From the perspectives of sports science, topics relevant for health and fitness, such as health promotion, concepts and principles of exercise, self-evaluation and exercise prescription for health-related physical fitness, effective weight management and nutritional issues, building up healthy social relationships through fitness exercise and practice, sports injury prevention, first aid, etc., will be covered. The course emphasizes the relevance and application of the sports science principles for improving one’s physical and mental health.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
- To enable students to understand how and why we may make changes in lifestyles.
- To provide the concept of health-related fitness and to learn how to improve one’s physical fitness.
- To help students understand the scientific principles of physical activity and exercise training.
- To help student develop the ability to have the basic knowledge about how to handle acute sports injuries.
- To learn the tools for improving one’s health.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to describe how to set goals to improve one’s healthy behaviors.
- Students will be able to evaluate and improve individualized health-related physical fitness.
- Students will be able to articulate how exercise and training influence muscular and cardiovascular system.
- Students will be able to handle the common sports injuries and to provide first aid care for acute injuries.
- Students will be able to make educated decisions concerning one’s health and fitness now and in the future.