Eastwick College | Evaluated Learning Experience
Concepts of Personal Wellness (PES 101)
24 hours (12 Weeks)
December 2020 – Present
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify statistics related to the leading causes of death, life expectancy, and yearly healthcare cost in the United States; relate physical activity, psychological activity and healthy lifestyle habits to health and longevity, which are necessary for occupational performance; discuss factors that contribute to premature mortality; discuss the incidence of overweight and obesity trends in the United States and the greater incidences of premature illness and mortality risks present among overweight sedentary individuals; relate this to the humanistic theory of change and the importance to motivate individuals to change these behaviors; discuss how being overweight and obese can affect occupational performance; explain nutrition and body composition, how it impacts wellness standards and how food selection is important with dieting; review obesity and its consequences, risk factors, dieting, and eating disorders; describe cardio-respiratory endurance, its relationship to physical activity/exercise and health; define and differentiate between muscle strength and fitness; explore training principles and relate them to occupational performance; explain the importance of muscular flexibility to adequate fitness and flexibility test results; assess the various components of skill – related fitness; define stress, eustress, and distress and explain the role of stress in maintaining health and optimal occupational performance; discuss sleep and its relationship to wellness; understand the importance of the mind/body connection in the manifestations of emotions and disease; identify stress-management techniques in order to engage in successful physical and emotional occupations; demonstrate an understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and how they relate to occupational therapy treatment including signs, manageable factors, and prevention; discuss cancer and cancer prevention and how it relates to occupational therapy treatment including signs, manageable factors, and prevention; review infection control guidelines; review HIPAA guidelines (Health Information Portability Accountability Act); review universal precautions; demonstrate professional behaviors in classroom and laboratory settings.
Lecture; textbook reading; videos; Powerpoints; case studies; group discussions/activities; exams; term essay; homework assignments. Prerequisite: BIO 101, BIO 201.
In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Health Sciences, Human Services, Health Management, Physical Training, or as a general education elective (5/22). NOTE: This course was previously evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). To view credit recommendations previously established, visit the ACE National Guide.