This subject introduces students to the science of nutrition, making connections between the food we eat, the nutrients we need, and the roles they play in maintaining optimal health. Students will learn how to evaluate food labels and how to achieve adequate nutrient intake, while considering various diets and dietary restrictions. They will gain insight into the ways our food choices can increase or decrease the risk of illness and chronic disease. Food additives, nutritional claims, trends and controversies will also be explored and critically evaluated. NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
No textbook required.
*NOTE: Students wanting to register for a General Education course as part of their certificate or diploma program should make sure to receive formal approval from their Program Coordinator. It should be noted that some general education courses are too close to the vocational specializations of specific programs and are therefore excluded as an option for students. It’s therefore important to receive formal approval before registration.
Stress can play a huge factor in our personal and professional lives. Learning to deal with it is vital for our long-term health. While stress alone doesn't cause disease, it triggers molecular changes throughout the body that makes us more susceptible to many illnesses. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of how to deal with both positive and negative stress in their lives. By using the wellness perspectives each student will gain more insight into how they can control both internal and external stressors. No textbook required.
This course introduces students to current concepts of physical literacy as they are being defined in Canadian sport, recreation and education. Students examine physical literacy concepts within the Provincial Physical and Health Education Curriculum, the Canadian Sport for Life model, as well as the Long Term Athletic Development model. Students create effective presentations to act as catalysts for change in the way Canadians view physical literacy. Emphasis is placed on the planning, delivery and assessment of fundamental movement skills acquisition
plans based on the models reviewed in the course. This course has mandatory chats and mandatory group work. Textbook Required.
Software required: A video recording device.
Students explore concepts of human nutrition as they relate to fad diets and cultural norms, while gaining an understanding of the impact nutrition has on wellness and disease. They will examine a range of popular and culturally-specific diets are critically examined and assessed based on current practice and scientific evidence. Using a variety of interactive learning tools, students investigate the links between the major nutrients and personal health. Further, comparison of individual diet and nutrition standards allows for a thorough understanding of connections between nutrition and health. Students use existing knowledge to evaluate the benefits and consequences of popular “fad” diets. Cultural diet norms and popular diet trends are explored with a focus on the overall impact on individual and population wellness. Finally, through scientific investigation of emerging literature, the impact of scientific change is appreciated. No Textbook Required.