In Road to Wellness Part 2, students will continue to study a variety of topics with factors related to nutrition and physical fitness. Students will delve further into basic nutrition principles, the digestive system, practicing nutrition, the new dietary guidelines, label reading, and food safety. Topics such as the foundation of physical fitness, exercise guidelines, and sports nutrition are discussed in more detail. The conclusion of this course will continue to motivate students to make healthy lifestyle choices.
It is recommended that students complete Road to Wellness Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
cardiovascular disease and its associated risks.
the different types of cholesterol and a lipid profile.
the dietary principles provided by the American Heart Association.
the signs of diabetes, and compare and contrast the two types of this disease.
and differentiate amongst gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD, lactose
intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac sprue, Crohn's disease, and
between two eating disorders known as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and
determine the implications of these two disorders.
and discuss iron-deficiency anemia and osteoporosis.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
between nutritious snacks and less nutritious snacks with examples.
and list healthy alternatives for some high-fat ingredients in a recipe.
how to make healthy choices while dining out by identifying key menu terms.
the four components of physical fitness.
the concept of total physical fitness.
and explain the specific nutrient (calorie) needs when exercising.
how physical activity can influence health and wellness and what activities to
incorporate into your wellness plan.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
the different types of stretching and the importance of incorporating an
effective stretching program into one's daily routine.
and describe the major muscle groups.
the benefits of strength training and when it is safe for adolescents.
the benefits of cardiovascular exercise.
and describe the recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.
how to measure one’s heart rate and how to determine one’s resting heart rate.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
the importance of hydration, the functions of water, dehydration and its
symptoms, and water/hydration requirements.
and explain the current regulation of nutrition supplements and concern with
their use, and identify fraudulence on supplement labels.
the basic principles of carbohydrate loading and factors to consider.
the various types of sports supplements and their risks.
where creatine is produced in the body and dietary sources of creatine.
how creatine works and the risk factors of using it as a supplement.
and contrast moderate and vigorous physical activities.
the guidelines for a well-balanced training program.
- NNDS Road to Wellness (textbook)