KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches


  1. Lecture: To present from an academic and technological perspective the underlying theories of health/wellness and physical fitness subject matter.
  2. Laboratory: To apply the theories presented in lecture to practice via activity intervention and internet learning activities.

KIN 100 Lab

The scope and sequence of the lecture classes are structured to deal with the scientific and practical aspects of neuromuscular activity for university-age students. The laboratory classes provide the students with an experiential, activity based approach to fitness and wellness plus opportunities to further reinforce subject matter content applications via scheduled internet assignments.

The students are involved in experiential activities and discussions, which emphasize both physiological and intellectual processes. The lab activities are designed to put into practical application the theories, concepts and information presented in the lectures. As a result, the students are exposed to a variety of experiences emphasizing both immediate and long-term values related to health and wellness.

In essence, this course is designed to illustrate the potential biophysical values of health and physical fitness, and the negative ramifications of a sedentary and/or high-risk lifestyle. Consequently, the course will assist you in making intelligent value decisions concerning health and physical fitness.

Because the laboratory component of the course is experiential learning in nature, grading will not be based upon one's physical status, physical performance, or physical improvement. The ultimate objective is to help the individual improve the quality of his/her lifestyle in order to achieve her/his highest level of fitness/wellness not only during, but especially after the completion of the semester.

Please review the information below.

Please be sure that you purchase your Turning Technologies QT Device or NXT Response Card and register it on your lecture's Blackboard site. The following PDFs will guide you through the process; follow each carefully:

These registration directions can also be found in the link in the left column of this webpage. YOU CANNOT ACCUMULATE IN-CLASS LECTURE POINTS IF YOUR CARD IS NOT REGISTERED ON YOUR LECTURE INSTRUCTOR'S BLACKBOARD SITE. REGISTER YOUR CARD BY THE SECOND LECTURE MEETING. Check your Blackboard site weekly to confirm your receipt of lecture point scores.

General course objectives

  1. To acquaint the student with the potential health and physical fitness values that regular and vigorous muscular activity have on the life support systems of the body.
  2. To understand the health and muscular activity needs of a sedentary person in an automated society.
  3. To assist the student in his/her appreciation of the integral relationship between healthy living and the social, intellectual, and emotional dimensions of a well balanced life.
  4. To acquaint the student with efficient and proper techniques of conditioning which do not require considerable expense, equipment, facilities or time.
  5. To show the student how to avoid, correct, or cope with the health hazards associated with excessive stress, inactivity, improper physical activity, obesity, inadequate nutrition, and the abuse of harmful substances.
  6. To help the student assess and evaluate his/her current health status related to such wellness and fitness parameters as cardiorespiratory function, strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, nutrition, body composition, stress management and others.

The webpage is designed to provide you basic information about the course and its procedures. In addition to this page, the links below and in the left column will provide you with the following:

  • Directions for signing up for and use of the Turning Point NXT Student Response Card (clicker).
  • A page containing the generic lecture and internet quiz schedule which will lead to directions for accessing, completing and submitting internet quiz assignments.
  • Specific lecture schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday.
  • A generic copy of the course syllabus.
  • A data sheet for recording pre-post exercise testing scores.
  • An optional page, the Web Index, that contains numerous web resources for KIN 100 students.