PEC-121FN
Body Structure and Function
2 Credit Hours


Course Description

This two semester credit hour course will develop a working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body in relation to physical activity.  This two semester credit hour course meets the structure and function of the human body requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.  This course will focus on the four body systems that are appropriate to physical activity:  skeletal, muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Software and Hardware Requirements
Students will need to have access to the internet and email for completion of this course.

Assignments

  • Unit Tests: Six unit tests. Tests are multiple choice, true-false.
  • Topic Assignments/Assessments: Chapter study guides, web searches, article summaries.
  • Body Composition Assignment:  (1) Body Fat % using girth measurements, (2) Body Mass Index using height and weight, and (3) Body Frame size determination.
  • Review Paper: A minimum three page formal review essay on a selected topic.

Computer Literacy Requirements
The student must have previous experience working with computers and the Internet; must be able to use email and be able to send attachments via email using Microsoft Word.

Instructor: Jerry Malloy
Phone:
515-832-4315
E-mail: malloy@iowacentral.edu