This course will encompass a holistic approach to learning about the body from the food we eat to the physical activity we participate in. Students in this course will gain knowledge of several body systems including the digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The body systems will be taught based on their form (physiology), their function (during physical activity), and how food interacts with each system and is used by the body as energy. Critical thinking is needed to understand the interrelationships between the form, function, and food. This can help students to make healthy lifestyle choices in their eating habits as well as their physical activity habits. This course will include daily physical activity as a means to teach the students about the respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems and the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.
Students will be able to discover how certain systems of the body work, how the body uses food, and how physical activity affects our body systems.