Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Unlocking Optimal Health: A Journey Through Nutrition and Exercise

The path to radiant health, abundant energy, and a vibrant life is often paved with the right choices related to nutrition and exercise. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of dietary habits, physical activity, and the intricate systems within our body, ensuring you're equipped to make informed and transformative lifestyle decisions.

Course Overview:

A healthful life is not just about avoiding diseases; it's about thriving, experiencing vitality, and feeling your best each day. This course offers an enlightening dive into the world of nutrition, exercise, and their profound impacts on well-being.

Starting with goal-setting, students will be guided in crafting personalized nutrition and health objectives, establishing a roadmap for success. This holistic approach ensures that changes made are not fleeting but ingrained and sustainable.

Have you ever pondered how the delightful slice of pizza you had is broken down by your body? The course elucidates the intricacies of the digestion process, shedding light on how various foods are processed and utilized.

Recognizing the pivotal role of fruits and vegetables, we delve into their myriad benefits, from antioxidants to vitamins. Furthermore, actionable tips will guide your journey to incorporate more of these health powerhouses into daily meals.

Carbohydrates, often misunderstood, will be demystified. Distinguishing between beneficial complex carbohydrates and less healthful simple sugars, students will gain insights into making smarter carb choices. Complementing this, the importance of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, will be highlighted, showcasing its multiple advantages from improving gut health to reducing cholesterol levels.

The world of protein is expansive. Beyond just meat, numerous sources, including plant-based options, will be discussed, emphasizing the value of variety and quality in protein intake.

Cholesterol is often spoken about, but how well do you understand it? The course breaks down the complexities of "LDL" (the 'bad' cholesterol) and "HDL" (the 'good' cholesterol), detailing their roles in heart health. Concurrently, the significance of calcium, its role in bone health, and prevention strategies against osteoporosis will be outlined.

Vitamins and minerals are the micronutrients vital for countless body functions. Understanding their sources and roles, and gaining knowledge on selecting quality supplements, will empower students to optimize their nutrient intake.

Weight, a topic of much discussion and concern, will be approached holistically. Understanding the health implications of being underweight or overweight, students will acquire strategies to attain and maintain a healthful weight through nutrition and exercise.

Exercise is celebrated not just for physical fitness but also for its mental well-being benefits. Practical tips will motivate even the most exercise-averse individuals to incorporate movement into their lives.

Stress, the silent health eroder, can be mitigated with the right nutrition and exercise strategies. Boosting energy and resilience will be focal points, equipping students to handle life's challenges with grace.

Finally, food allergies and intolerances, increasingly prevalent, will be comprehensively explored. Recognizing signs, understanding body responses, and preventive strategies will ensure students are well-versed in navigating these challenges.

Module Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Choosing Your Nutrition Goals
  • Lesson 2: Digesting Food
  • Lesson 3: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber
  • Lesson 5: Protein
  • Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Lesson 8: Exercise
  • Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy
  • Lesson 10: Food Allergies
  • Lesson 11: Review

In Closing:

This course promises a transformative journey, enlightening students on the nuances of nutrition and exercise. Whether your goal is weight management, increased vitality, or merely enhancing overall health, this course is the comprehensive guide to unlock your optimal health potential.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Review variations of food pyramids and "my plate" and set nutritional goals.
  • Describe the process of digesting food.
  • Summarize types of fruits and vegetables and their related health benefits.
  • Define carbohydrates and fiber.
  • Define protein.
  • Describe calcium, vitamins and minerals and their effect on diet.
  • Determine the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Summarize exercise routines that complement eating habits.
  • Summarize methods for decreasing stress and increasing energy.
  • Describe, understand and learn to recognize various food allergies.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1: USDA Food Pyramid 25 points
Lesson 1: Choosing a Food Pyramid and Nutrition Goals 9 points
Lesson 2: How Food is Digested 20 points
Lesson 2: Digesting Food 10 points
Lesson 3: Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables 30 points
Lesson 3 Fruits and Vegetables 10 points
Lesson 4: Benefits of Fiber 20 points
Lesson 4: Carbohydrates and Fiber 9 points
Lesson 5: Health Risks Associated with Protein 25 points
Lesson 5: Protein 9 points
Lesson 6: Vitamins and Minerals 25 points
Lesson 6: Calcium, Vitamins and Minerals 9 points
Lesson 7: Losing Weight 25 points
Lesson 7: Maintaining a Healthy Weight 10 points
Lesson 8: Benefits of Exercise 25 points
Lesson 8: Exercise 10 points
Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress 25 points
Lesson 9: Decreasing Stress and Increasing Energy 10 points
Lesson 10: Preventing Food Allergies 25 points
Lesson 10: Food Allergies 10 points
Lesson 11: Review 10 points
The Final Exam 53 points
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