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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Concepts of Physical Wellness (PE 110)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

January 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: promote an understanding of the importance for physical fitness within our society; describe the physiological basis of physical activity; demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of physical fitness, coronary heart disease, nutrition, low back pain, body mechanics, posture, obesity, stress, and the value of planned activity; identify strategies to control emotions and manage stress; describe hypo-kinetic diseases, and various measures of fitness and health assessment.


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of wellness and how these concepts can be incorporated into their lives. This course will guide the student to the understanding that wellness is not a static condition but rather a continual balance of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual aspects of human need. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Public Health, Health Sciences, or Nutrition (6/23).