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Infusing Physical Activity Across Disciplines. An Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Dr. Marybeth Fede and Dr. Doris Marino November 4 th 2009. Workshop Goals. Increase participants knowledge on the benefits of physical activity.

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infusing physical activity across disciplines

Infusing Physical Activity Across Disciplines

An Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Dr. Marybeth Fede and Dr. Doris Marino

November 4th 2009

workshop goals
Workshop Goals
  • Increase participants knowledge on the benefits of physical activity.
  • Explain the importance and how to apply “physical activity” to Your course
  • Describe the five health related components of Fitness
  • Teach the FITT Concepts to physical activity and apply it to their classes
  • Explain the Exercise/Physical Activity Guidelines and Standards
  • Assist in using interesting strategies in classes to promote physical activity
benefits of physical activity
Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Stress reduction
  • Social interaction
  • Increased understanding of material/incorporating Psychomotor Domain of learning (most of us learn best by doing)
  • Decrease in Hypokinetic Diseases such as
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Cholesterol
    • Heart Disease ( 1 in 4 American die of this)
    • Type 2 Diabetes: Olshansky, 2005
    • Certain types of cancer: Colon, Breast & Prostate
health benefits of physical activity cont
Health Benefits of Physical Activity Cont.
  • Helps to Control Weight
    • Increases metabolic rate
    • Burns calories
    • Shrinks fat cells
    • Regulate the hypothalamus in the brain
  • Build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Helps Older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling and avoid premature death
  • Promotes psychological Well-Being
benefits for students
Benefits for Students
  • Increase self esteem and confidence
  • Increase their mental capacity/GPA
  • Better quality of life
  • Be prepared and ready to learn
  • Satisfy All University Requirement (Fit for Life I and II)
benefits for faculty
Benefits for Faculty
  • Demonstrate interesting ways to promote physical activity
  • Collaboration with other faculty, specifically, Exercise Science and School Health Education
  • Increase knowledge and comfort levels about physical activity and exercise guidelines
  • Provide some community resources, facility and campus resources
five health related components of fitness
Five Health-Related Components of Fitness
  • Cardio-respiratory endurance
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Healthful body composition
the fitt formula
The FITT Formula
  • F – Frequency is how often a person will perform physical activities.
  • I – Intensity is how hard a person will perform physical activities
  • T – Time is how long a person will perform physical activities
  • T – Type is the kind of physical activities that a person will perform to develop a fitness component or obtain a specific benefit. Aerobic vs. Anaerobic activities.
national state guidelines
National & State Guidelines
  • American College of Sports Medicine: ACSM
  • Centers for Disease Control: CDC
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance: AAHPERD
  • Healthy & Balanced Living Framework: State of Connecticut
  • Physical Activity: Any movement of the skeletal muscle that produces energy.
  • Exercise: Physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive, with its objective being improved physical fitness.
f i t t principles recommended guidelines
F.I.T.T. Principles & Recommended Guidelines
  • Frequency: How many times per week do you engage in physical activity? (ACSM: 3-5- times per week)
  • Intensity: How hard are you working, 60%, 70%, 85% of your Maximum? (ACSM: 70-85% of Max for Cardio-respiratory fitness)
  • Time: How long are you engaged in physical activity, 20 minutes to an hour (ACSM: Minimum of 20-30 minutes) (CDC: Adults should accumulate 60 minutes of activity on all or most days of the week)
  • Type: What type of physical activity do you enjoy/participate in? Aerobic or Anaerobic?
interdisciplinary physically active lifestyle course model ipal model
Interdisciplinary Physically Active Lifestyle Course Model IPAL Model


activities abcmanual pdf

Aerobic Activities

she 203 ipal example
She 203 IPAL Example
  • SHE 203SHE 203 Syllabus Sp 09 new format.doc
examples of courses to infuse the ipal model
Examples of Courses to Infuse the IPAL Model
  • History – games played during a certain period in history
  • Anthropology-canoeing/migration patterns of specific cultures
  • Foreign Language – dances of various cultures, e.g., Spanish Dances
  • Physics – certain movements of golf in the lab (teach the laws of gravity)
  • Marine Biology – Water sports/swimming/kayaking
  • Botany- Hiking and identifying flora
  • English – stories of physical activity
  • Geography- orienteering/hiking
  • Geology – rock formations/hiking
  • School Health – engage in physical activity, e.g., yoga, weight training, and walking
  • Wii Sports and Wii Fitt are good to use when there is limited space, limited mobility, or no facilities.
references reference1 docx
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. (1999)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (2000)
  • American Heart Association (1999)
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Connecticut State Department of Education (2006)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1996-2006)