HE-108: Health and Physical Fitness (2E)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-108 Health and Physical Fitness (2E)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3; Offered as needed

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is an inquiry into the concepts of health, physical fitness, physical performance and wellness. Factors such as nutrition, body composition and weight control, principles of physical conditioning, physiology of exercise, and other issues related to optimal physical performance will be considered. The classroom lectures will be supplemented by laboratories and demonstrations using available gym facilities to provide the students the opportunity to assess their present state of physical fitness. The student should be able to formulate a program of self-improvement in relation to their individual goals after completion of this course of study.

1 Students in HE-101, HE-102, HE-103, HE-104, HE-105, HE-106, HE-107, HE-108, HE-110, and HE-111 must pay a special supplies and services fee of $5.00.
2 Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 2E–Scientific World.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

HE 108 is an elective course for A.A., Associates in ArtsA.A, Associates in Liberal Arts; and A.S., Associates in Science. It is also a suggested course for students planning to continue in health sciences.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. student will describe physical activity, nutrition and behavior modification as interrelated factors of optimal physical fitness and health.
  2. student will articulate and evaluate the empirical evidence of the scientific theories of exercise science, nutrition and behavior modification
  3. student will identify and apply fundamental concepts of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology as it relates to physical fitness and health
  4. student will identify and describe the structures, functions and exercise applications of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems.
  5. student will explain how physical fitness causes metabolic changes and improved health effects.
  6. student will explain scientific nutritional needs before, during and after exercise for optimal performance and recovery.
  7. student will evaluate the effectiveness of methods used to diagnose, treat, and prevent various maladaptive behaviors and mental health disorders.
  8. student will describe scientific nutritional needs for weight management.
  9. student will describe methods of behavior change for physical fitness performance and adherence.
  10. student will identify and describe the risk factors, prevention and treatment of maladaptive behaviors related to health and physical fitness
  11. student will describe physical activity considerations for special populations including, children, pregnancy, obesity, older adults and adaptive needs.
  12. student will describe exercise-induced conditions and other medical considerations.
  13. student will identify common acute and chronic injuries related to physical activity.
  14. student will describe methods of injury prevention and treatment for common acute and chronic injuries.
  15. student will describe the impact of environmental factors such as heat, cold, and altitude on physical performance.
  16. student will demonstrate cardiopulmonary, strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility assessment techniques using various technologies.
  17. student will explain the results of the assessments and describe recommendations for improved health and physical fitness.
  18. student will articulate and evaluate the impact of technologies and scientific health and physical fitness discoveries as it relates to consumer health.
  19. student will describe the ethical concerns related to scientific research and consumer health.

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:


Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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