Fit for Life: Physical Activity and Aging
This course explores the dynamic between physical fitness and overall well-being in later life. Experiential learning through in-class physical activity (tai chi, stretching, yoga, dance, or other forms of movement) fosters reflection on course concepts. Topics include: Fitness, well-being, and functional capacity of older adults; physical and psycho-social effects of short and long-term exercise on older adults; assessment of and strategies for age-appropriate physical activity; and Masters athletes. PREREQ: 18 university credits (exp / lec3) cr3. *Students may not retain credit for both GERO 2236 and GERO 4236 or PHED 4236.