NC 717: Overall Health and Wellness for the Older Adult

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 0
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 26
Lab Hours: 10
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 52
Total Student Learning Hours: 88
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Non-Credit Course

Catalog Course Description

This course focuses on the overall wellness and health of the active 55+ learner, including physical and mental health. Each program element is planned to educate individuals to their highest potential level of functioning. 26 lecture hours, 10 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • Compare the distinction between learning and memory in later life.
  • Understand how people adapt to aging changes.
  • Explore the importance of individual responsibility and assertiveness in obtaining and maintaining health and wellness.
  • Understand how people adapt to aging changes.
  • Increase or maintain mental acuity.
  • Increase or maintain physical fitness.
  • Increase or maintain memory retention.
  • Increase awareness of dietary changes and nutrition as it relates to overall health and wellness.

Major Course Content

  1. Wellness and health
  2. Learning and memory
  3. Nutrition
  4. Health education
  5. Intellectual activities
    1. Trends
    2. Current events
    3. Future needs
  6. Leisure awareness

Lab Content

  1. Physical activities
    1. Balance and coordination
    2. Endurance and flexibility
    3. Strength and circulation enhancement
    4. Increase oxygen intake
  2. Intellectual activities

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Maintain fitness and dietary journal.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Weekly reading of current health journals or fitness magazines pertaining to the 55+ population.

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture, Online Education Lab, Online Education Lecture