The Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Program

Mission of the Program

The mission of the Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Program (LPAF) is to EMPOWER all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.

You should not leave EXSS 1000 or 1001 thinking you have completed a college “PE” course. Instead, you should think of the course as one that has given you the necessary tools to become an educated, repeat consumer of physical activity. That sounds simple, but as others can tell you, it is not as easy as it sounds.

Required Components of the Program

EXSS 1000/1001/1025 (all meet Foundations Curriculum Requirement (FCR))

Course Descriptions

1000 – Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:EX) Investigation of efficiency of human performance through study of variables related to total fitness, physical fitness, diet, weight control, degenerative diseases, physiological effects of exercise, and significance of motor skills development. Physical activity as a way of life. Emphasis on role physical activity should play in leisure-oriented societies.

1001 – Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory II (2) (F,S,SS) (FC:EX) May receive credit for only one: EXSS 1000, 1001. One lecture hour and two physical activity sessions per week. Instruction in the health related benefits of physical activity focusing on aerobic fitness; body composition; muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; and exercise adherence.

1025 – Adapted Activities (1) (FC:EX) For students with physical disabilities. P: Physical disability which restricts student from taking part in EXSS 1000/1001.

Elective Components of the Program

EXSS 1000-1100 series courses (this series does not meet FCR, but are available once the FCR has been fulfilled).

Menu of Activities*

  • 1010 – Fitness Walking
  • 1014 – Elementary Basketball
  • 1015 – Elementary Softball
  • 1051 – Beginning Gymnastics
  • 1060 – Introduction to Sailing
  • 1101 – Physical Conditioning/Yoga/Tae Kwon Do
  • 1104 – Archery
  • 1018 – Elementary Swimming
  • 1021 – Elementary Tennis
  • 1022 – Intermediate Tennis
  • 1114 – Group Fitness Activities
  • 1118 – Intermediate Swimming
  • 1119 – Volleyball
  • 1120 – Golf
  • 1139 – Bowling

*Course Descriptions

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