Analysing Physical Activity and Aging
This course analyses 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 to support activities of daily living; and Masters athletes. Students may not retain credit for GERO 4236 and GERO 2236 or PHED 4236. Prerequisites: 30 university credits or permission of the Chair (exp/lec 3) cr. 3.