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50 Minute Workshop

The 50 minute workshop contains similar content and structure as the full program, however the lessons were re-designed to primarily introduce the program and accommodate instruction in a much shorter time period.

Children learn all the essentials of the full program, and upon completion, will possess the knowledge to positively and independently impact the state of their own health.

 

Program Divisions & Components

Divisions
 
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  • THEORETICAL (36 min.)
    Scientific, Psychological & Social
  • PRACTICAL (14 min.)
    Muscular/Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning


Components  (Click Here for full program)

  • THEORETICAL
    - Scientific (8 min.)
       Anatomy, Physiology, Fitness/Conditioning, Nutrition
    - Psychological (8 min.)
       Biological, Behavioral and Trait Approaches
    - Social (8 min.)
       Cognition, Attitude & Influence
    - Disease (8 min.)
       Types, Prevention, Statistics


  • PRACTICAL
    - Muscular/Strength (10 min.)
       Anaerobic Conditioning (Muscular Resistance Exercise)
    - Cardiovascular (4 min.)
       Aerobic Conditioning (Cardiovascular Endurance)
  Program Contents
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The program contents of the scientific component were designed to compliment and briefly reiterate current guidelines of Physical Education Curriculums in North America. The psychological and social components are unique to the AHWP and directly relate to, and are supported in the contents of the scientific component. Many of the theoretical aspects introduced in the scientific, psychological and social components are also integrated into each individual practical component, allowing students to acquire a more extensive working knowledge of the program content.


The practical component encourages regular, vigorous activity to learn how to develop the most significant aspects of physical fitness such as flexibility, speed, strength, power and cardiovascular respiratory endurance. Muscle conditioning is primarily achieved through active resistance exercise (with a major emphasis on exercise technique) such as body weight, free weights, elastic and manual resistance. Cardiovascular conditioning will be sufficiently vigorous to sustain a pulse rate of between 140 and 160 beats per minute for a duration of at least 1 minute. The diversity of cardiovascular conditioning will include activities such as calisthenics or high-repetition movements depending on the intensity required to achieve a particular pulse rate.
  • SCIENTIFIC
    - Anatomy (structure)
       Skeletal, Muscular & Nervous Systems
    - Physiology (function)
       Cardiovascular, Muscular & Respiratory Systems
    - Anaerobic & Aerobic Conditioning
       Metabolism, Adaptation & Energy Systems
    - Nutrition
       Macronutrients, Micronutrients & Calories


  • PSYCHOLOGICAL
    - Biological
       Brain Chemicals & Hormones
    - Behavioral
       Instrumental Conditioning
    - Trait
       Identifying Traits

  • SOCIAL
    - Cognition
       Self Perception & Self Esteem
    - Attitude
       Evaluation
    - Influence
       Facilitation & Loafing
  • DISEASE
    - Types
       Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.
    - Prevention
       Organizations, Methods, Guidelines, Influence
    Statistics
       Current Health Statistics (Canada/US)
 

Curriculum Connection

Why A.H.W.P ?
The AHWP is intended to compliment the core Physical Education Curriculums developed in various states and provinces by the authoritative Ministries of Education. However, the program is unique primarily through its focus. Although non-locomotor and manipulative skills (heavily emphasized in elementary school PE programs) are very important in the developmental stages of movement, they are very poor indicators and skills needed in maintaining long-term health. Motor and cardiovascular abilities still persist as the most important and effective skills needed as children and adults to maintain personal health and fitness. Accordingly, the AHWP has two major initiatives: 1) The first is developing motor related competence in areas such as speed, strength and power; and 2) The second is enhancing cardiovascular respiratory endurance.

The efficacy in developing both motor and cardiovascular abilities to prevent disease, is well documented in the scientific community. By informing children and equipping them with these essential physical capabilities, we may eventually reduce the ongoing health risks associated with the surplus of inactive teens and adults.

The 50 minute workshop only provides a brief introduction and the core essentials of the theoretical & practical components of the full program.

 

Aims & Objectives

Aims

The AHWP strives to:

* help students to assimilate the body of knowledge appropriate to health education.

* expose students to a variety of activities and experiences related to health education;

* help individuals develop a sound understanding of their total development and enable them to attain positive self-images;

* provide opportunities for students make personal decisions related to their intellectual, physical and emotional development;

* allow students to experience social relations that will encourage desirable behaviour, leadership and co-operation with others.


Objectives

The AHWP's objectives are to help students develop:

* a positive attitude towards physical fitness and good health;

* a personal value system and satisfactory relationships with peers;

* increased self-awareness and a positive self concept;

* independence, interdependence, and a sense of responsibility;

* an understanding of human sexuality;

* an understanding of appropriate factual information and concepts
 

More Information
For further information on the Active Health & Wellness Program, if you would like to bring the program to your school or organization, or if would like to become a sponsor of the AHWP, please email email us, leave your contact information and a representative will call you within two business days.



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