Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division for Health & Human Services Course Prefix and Number: HLTH 131 Course Title: Principles of Weight Management DATE PREPARED: August 2005 DATE REVISED: PCS/CIP/ID NO: 1.1 190503.01 IAI NO. (if available): EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: January 13, 2006 CREDIT HOURS: CONTACT HOURS: 3 LECTURE HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): The class will focus on the impact of weight loss/gain on chronic disease development, psychological influences and physiological processes that impact weight management, nutritional and physical activity principles, and evaluation of popular weight management methods. At the end of this course, students will be able to create a nutritious eating plan and physical activity program for their particular lifestyles and health goals. A field trip(s) is/are tentatively planned. TEXTBOOKS: Summerfield, L. M. (2001). Nutrition, exercise, and behavior: An integrated approach to weight management. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: HLTH 131 fulfills 3 hours of elective credit for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. It should transfer to most colleges and universities as an elective course. However, since HLTH 131 is not a part of either the General Education Core Curriculum or a baccalaureate major program described in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, students should check with an academic advisor for information about is transferability to other institutions. COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes): Outcomes General Education Outcomes Explain the relationship between body composition and the risk of chronic disease. Indicate psychological and cultural factors that DI 5 influence attitudes about body image, exercise, and nutrition. Explain the impact eating and self-image disorders have on health. Range of Assessment Methods (in addition to exam/quiz questions) concept map(s) poster presentation student oral presentations reports after researching/ visiting community organizations journaling case studies Relate physiological factors to metabolism/energy balance. Describe methods to estimate metabolism, energy balance, and body composition. State the essential nutrients and their general functions. Apply nutritional tools used to promote nutritional planning. List the benefits of exercise and the various exercise approaches that influence weight management. Judge the credibility and safety of various popular weight loss methods, popular diets, and medical approaches to weight loss. Formulate and defend a healthy lifestyle/weight loss program based on nutritional and physical activity principles. CT 3 written or oral discussion questions short reports/presentations short reports/presentations concept maps research papers presentations classroom assessment technique (e.g., charting) outlines food diaries case studies risk assessments research paper of a type of exercise exercise logs with journaling creation of annotated resource file poster presentation pro/con paper debate written analysis of health claims diet and exercise planning with rationale case studies COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. Evaluation of Health Information Cultural Influences and Psychological Issues Body Type and Body Composition Chronic Diseases Related to Body Composition Physiological Factors Affecting Metabolism and Energy Balance Measurement of Metabolism, Body Composition, and Energy Balance Surgical and Pharmaceutical Approaches Dietary Supplements for Weight Management Essential Nutrients Dietary Assessment Tools Popular Diets and Weight Loss Programs Surgical and Pharmaceutical Approaches to Weight Management Non-surgical Approaches to Weight Management Eating Disorders and Self-Image Disorders Benefits and Types of Physical Activity METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): The evaluation methods will vary by instructor, but may include exams, quizzes, papers, projects, poster presentations, journals/logs, debates, case studies, risk assessments, concept maps, other assignments, and class participation/discussion. Example 1 class participation reaction paper pop quizzes assignments semester project Grading Scale: Example 2 10- page paper presentation test 1 test 2 test 3 final exam 5% 15% 30% 20% 30% 100% A B C D F 25% 10% 15% 15% 15% 20% 100% 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 59% and below REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Writing assignments may include, but not limited to, written reports of assessments, analyses of health information/claims, research and reaction papers, essay and assigned discussion questions (both on exams and as assignments), and journals. In all, students will be writing the equivalent of a 10 -12 page paper either as one paper or over the duration of the semester. Students should read the required readings, which may include textbook chapters and/or supplemental readings before the topic is introduced in class. Chapters are usually approximately 20-30 pages, and supplementary readings may be up to five pages. Supplemental readings are short articles taken from professional journals, newspapers, popular magazines, and the Internet. Reading the material before class is important because less time can be devoted to presentation, and more to activities that apply the information. In the latter cases, students seem to enjoy and learn more when less time is allotted to lecture of basic information and more time is allotted to apply the concepts to everyday life.