Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, 3rd Edition


Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, 3rd Edition


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This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics covered include:

  1. Healthy Behaviors
  2. Fitness Principles
  3. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  4. Muscular Fitness
  5. Flexibility
  6. Body Composition
  7. Nutrition
  8. Weight Management
  9. Stress
  10. Cardiovascular Disease
  11. Cancer
  12. Substance Use and Abuse
  13. Sexually Transmitted Infections

2019 Revision Notes:

"It was found that although the free textbook had been well received by students, there were integral elements found in traditional textbooks that were absent from the free offering and were necessary to support the instruction of the course.

Accordingly, supporting components such as chapter overview mini-lectures, terminology checklists, homework test questions, and PowerPoint presentations were developed."

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Course Title

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Course Number

PHED 1010

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Publication Date

Spring 2018


University System of Georgia


fitness, wellness, health


Health and Physical Education

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, 3rd Edition