The Delivery of Physical Education in a Hybrid Format

Presented by Rhonda Scherer

PHED 2101 Health & Fitness for Life hybrid course focuses on health-related behaviors, ways that personal health decisions and behaviors affect body systems and health, and strategies for reducing health risks and enhancing wellness throughout the life span. This one credit course examines nutrition, diet and weight control, and fitness concepts of cardiovascular-respiratory endurance, muscular endurance and flexibility, with an emphasis in an area of interest such as Yoga, Pilates, Dance and Aerobics. The uniqueness of this course is that it incorporates a number of recreational activities presently being taught within the Student Life Center. With over 38 different physical activities to choose from, students that register for PHED 2101 can fulfill their physical activity requirements by choosing from morning, daytime, or evening activities making the course conducive to their busy lifestyles. On line lecture topics covering the various concepts of health and wellness can also be completed according to the students schedule. A pre-fitness assessment measure a student’s level of fitness (or health risks) while a post fitness assessment measures their personal progression over the course of the semester in various health related areas. By incorporating the Self-Determination Theory in the creation of this class, students feel autonomous in selecting the physical activity of their choice, competent in completing assignments and material related to their own well-being.