Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness
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During this time of social distancing, the interconnectedness of the dimensions of wellness has never been more evident...
Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness is a turn-key course package that provides an overview of the human body systems with an interdisciplinary focus on wellness, fitness, disease, technology, sexual health, and more.
The customizable turn-key package features thirteen chapters of textual content that includes objectives, embedded videos, weblinks, references, and end of chapter quizzes. Also, Expanding Your Knowledge and Studying YOU vignettes / activities provide students with an opportunity to learn more about their personal health.
Chapter One: Wellness and Disease Prevention
Chapter Two: Scientific Literacy and Experimental Design
Chapter Three: Body Systems
Chapter Four: Stress and Mental Health
Chapter Five: Hypokinetic Conditions and Influences on Obesity
Chapter Six: Aging and Longevity
Chapter Seven: Exercise Science
Chapter Eight: Nutrition Fundamentals
Chapter Nine: Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Chapter Ten: Scientific Principles of Weight Management
Chapter Eleven: Complementary Health Approaches
Chapter Twelve: Drug Misuse and Abuse
Chapter Thirteen: Sexual Health
Gayden is an Associate Instructional Professor currently teaching Health & Fitness, The Science of Basic Health &Fitness and Physical Education classes at Texas A&M University. She has taught for the Physical Education Activity Program at Texas A&M in College Station since 1997 and spent several semesters co-ordinating racquet sports for the department during this time. Prior to teaching at TAMU, she taught and coached in the Bryan, Texas public school system. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for two years during which time she competed on the varsity tennis and soccer teams. She completed her B.S. in Kinesiology and earned her M.S. in Health Education from Texas A&M University in College Station. Outside of the classroom, Gayden enjoys spending time with her family, lifting, reading, coaching, and serving as a Meet Director for the Aggie Swim Club.
Alyssa is an Associate Instructional Professor and Coordinator of Health and Fitness courses in the Physical Education and Activity program in the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University. In addition to teaching Science of Health and Fitness courses, Alyssa instructs writing-intensive classes for Health and Kinesiology majors. She also enjoys teaching Country Western and Ballroom dance, yoga, and aerobic walking. Prior to teaching at Texas A&M, Alyssa worked as the Community Health Coordinator for CHI St. Joseph Health Center in Bryan, where she still teaches CPR and First Aid classes for the community. Outside of work, Alyssa stays busy with her two children, supporting the teams that her husband coaches, baking, and being active every day.