Physical Health and Exercise Programming

HLTH 200/3.0


An overview of principles of physical fitness and wellness with an emphasis on the planning of a personalized physical fitness program.

Please note: This course is typically offered in the summer term 

This course is designed to introduce students to the components of physical fitness and exercise programming. Through self-guided active learning opportunities, students will explore the components of physical fitness from a personal perspective. Students will apply training principles to design and implement their own exercise programs while recognizing the importance and benefits of physical activity and exercise.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of HLTH 200, students will be able to:

  1. Describe how physical activity and exercise can impact health.
  2. Identify the components of physical fitness and describe the physiological responses to exercise.  
  3. Explain how movement behaviours and components of physical fitness can be assessed to inform exercise planning.  
  4. Apply the basic principles of training to design safe and effective personal exercise programs.
  5. Create strategies to implement and adapt exercise plans to meet individual movement behaviour goals.


Winter 2025
Course Dates
Delivery Mode


1% - Movement Lab #1
4% -  Movement Lab #2
4% -  Movement Lab #3
1% - Movement Lab #4
2% - Movement Lab #5
2% - Movement Lab #6
4% - Movement Lab #7
2% - Movement Lab #8
10% - Assignment #1
10% - Assignment #2
15% - Assignment #3
45% - Assignment #4: Final Assignment

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Textbook and Materials

There is no textbook for HLTH 200

All course materials will be available through onQ and Course eReserves. 

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 8-10 hours per week (108 hours per term) on study/practice and online activity for this course.