University Core Healthy Lifestyle (UCHL) courses

Important Notes

  1. Students are recommended to follow the study plan assigned to them by their major department in fulfilling requirements of University Core Healthy Lifestyle (UCHL) courses. In general, students are recommended to complete 2 units of UCHL by Year 2 of their studies.
  2. Students are expected to actively participate in all class sessions throughout the semester. Students who fail to attend classes without legitimate reasons and prior application risk failing the course.
  3. Students enrolled in UCHL courses offered by the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health (SPEH) are advised to dress in appropriate sportswear in class. Students can consult individual instructors for more details.
1046

Course Content

  • Development of badminton and flyball, rules and scoring systems
  • Scientific basis for badminton and flyball
  • Basic skills, and simple tactics
  • Setting of a training plan
  • Basic movement analysis of the skills
  • Safety precautions for participating in racket sports
  • Developing a healthy lifestyle
  • Exercise prescription: Addressing health-related and selected sports-related fitness components

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Engage in practicing and playing badminton and flyball at a social level.
  • Apply sports science knowledge and training principles to analyze and enhance skill performance and sports-related fitness.
  • Develop personal health and describe the relationship between participation in racket sports and healthy lifestyle.
  • Evaluate personal current health status and associated risks if any.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

In-Class Peer-Instructor Grading on Skills

20%

Group Presentations

30%

Quizzes

30%

(Formative)

1045

Course Content

  • Acquisition of a healthy lifestyle

  • Etiquette and spirit of martial art

  • Introduction and general knowledge of Tai Chi moves

  • Simple breathing methods in Tai Chi

  • Correct forms of fundamental Tai Chi stands and steps

  • Skills, techniques, and principles of body movements in Tai Chi

  • The kinematic and kinetic of Tai Chi

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and engage in self-reflection on choice of lifestyle practices.
  • Engage in practicing, exploring and performing the essential skills of Tai Chi for the purpose of improving health and fitness.
  • Apply sports science knowledge to explain and execute the movements of Tai Chi.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in Tai Chi and physical and mental well-being.

 

Assessment Methods

Class Log

30%

Personal Health  Inventory

20%

Group Presentations

30%

Quizzes

30%

1037

Course Content

  • History of tennis, pickleball and taspony; rules and scoring systems of the three games
  • History and development of pickleball and taspony in America and Japan respectively
  • Development of tennis, pickleball and taspony in Hong Kong
  • Basic movement, skills, and techniques of the three games
  • Safety precautions and conditioning exercises for three games
  • Developing a healthy lifestyle through regular participation in physical games
  • Personal and social considerations and strategies in developing an exercise habit

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Engage in practicing and playing tennis, taspony and pickleball at the community sports level.
  • Describe and practice basic movements and skills for tennis, taspony, and pickleball.
  • Describe the relationship between healthy lifestyle and participation in individual and racket sports.
  • Evaluate personal current health status and associated risks if any.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Individual Assignment

30%

Group Presentation

30%

Quizzes

20%

(Formative)

1036

Course Content

  • Choices for a healthy lifestyle
  • Basic knowledge of table tennis
  • General rules of the game of table tennis
  • The relationship between participation in table tennis and brain functions
  • Safety precautions for table tennis
  • Sportsmanship and valuable life skills
  • Foundation skills and tactics of table-tennis
  • Roles and importance of exercises for enhancing healthy lifestyle

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and associated risks if any
  • Describe the relationship between participation in table tennis and healthy lifestyle
  • Apply valuable life skills and tactics in table tennis activities to improve brain function and our health
  • Describe the benefits of positive lifestyle changes in physical fitness, nutrition, and sportsmanship

 

Assessment Methods

Health-related

physical fitness assessment

20%

Presentation

20%

Quizzes

30%

In-class Reflection/Discussion

30%

1035

Course Content

  • Personal Health Inventory
    • Components of Proactive Health and Well-being
    • Self-care Goals
    • Goals related to distance running
  • Marathon Training
    • Slow Running Mechanics
    • Equipment
    • Training Schedules
    • Injury Prevention Strategies
    • Supplemental Fitness Activities
    • Nutrition o Psychological Issues
  • Physical Activities
    • Slow Long Run
    • Tempo Run
    • Hill Repeats
    • Interval Workouts
    • Stretching, Cross-Training, and Weight Training

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level, and engage in self-reflection on choice of lifestyle practices.
  • Describe and practice the training regimen typical for long distance running.
  • Apply a variety of mental strategies and sports science knowledge to engage in and appreciate a marathon or other long distance races.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in long distance running and physical and mental well-being.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Training Log

30%

Peer Feedback Exercise

20%

Written Quizzes

3 x 10%

(Formative)

1027

Course Content

  • Choices for a healthy lifestyle
  • Evaluation of general fitness level and flexibility status
  • Basic knowledge in human anatomy and movement patters in body joints
  • Proper body alignment
  • Basic stretching techniques and principles
  • Elementary or modified Pilates moves on mat and standing
  • Scientific basis and safety precautions for stretching and Pilates exercises
  • Roles and importance of mind-body exercises and meditation for enhancing healthy lifestyle
  • Ideas on how to successfully develop an exercise routine

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and associated risks if any, particularly in relation to poor flexibility and bad body posture.
  • Describe basic concepts, elements, and sports scientific principles of selected methods of stretching and Pilates mat work.
  • Practice various forms of meditative stretching and basic Pilates exercises at elementary level.
  • Describe and differentiate how mind-body exercises can contribute to a healthy lifestyle when compared with other forms of physical activities and sports.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Summative Reflection Report

30%

Exercise Safety Analysis

20%

Setting Flexibility Exercise Routine and Demonstration

30%

1026

Course Content

  • Choices for a healthy lifestyle
  • Basic body mechanics: joint alignment in movement
  • Choosing daily living items as training tools
  • Muscle tension control: Bare hand and with small props
  • Muscle toning exercises: Body weight and using props
  • Exercises for waking up the body gently in the morning
  • Exercises for relaxing and easing down in the evening
  • Stretching moves and rhythmic flexibility exercises
  • Safety precautions for exercising at home
  • Roles and importance of family support for enhancing healthy lifestyle

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and associated risks if any, particularly in relation to poor body mechanics and low muscular fitness.
  • Describe basic concepts and criteria for choosing appropriate home-based training regimen and tools for different fitness goals.
  • Practice various forms of body-weight, toning, and stretching exercises using small props safely.
  • Describe how a family connection can enhance one’s likelihood in achieving a healthy lifestyle.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Toning and Conditioning Exercises

30%

Presentation: Use of Training Tools

20%

Video & Commentary: Getting the Family Involved

30%

1025

Course Content

  • Acquisition of a Healthy Lifestyle
    • Lifestyle (including sedentary)
    • Nutrition
    • Personal Fitness
    • Wellness
    • Principles of physical training
    • Mental health
    • Obesity
    • Economic cost
  • Personal Health Inventory
    • An inventory on personal health and wellness
    • Fitness tests for selected health-related and sports-related fitness elements
  • Physical activities – Outdoor Team Games
    • Gaelic Football
    • Rugby (Tag)
    • Flag Football
    •  Soccer

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and associated risks, and engage in self-reflection on choice of lifestyle practices.
  • Describe and discuss contemporary issues in health and wellbeing, and associated physical activities.
  • Apply sports science knowledge to engage in and appreciate outdoor sports, games, and physical activities.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in sport and physical activity to health and wellbeing.

 

Assessment Methods

Content Quiz (x2)

30%

Personal Health Inventory

30%

Self-reflection paper

20%

Peer reviewed class debate

20%

1016

Course Content

  • Choices for a healthy lifestyle
  • Introduction and general knowledge of basic anatomy and Crossfit training
  • Safety precautions for Crossfit training
  • Basic skills of Crossfit training
  • Movement analysis of Crossfit training
  • Scientific basis for Crossfit training and health
  • Basic rules, scoring and officiating of Crossfit Game
  • Sportsmanship, fair play, and team spirit

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and associated risks if any.
  • Describe and learn basic concepts and elements of Crossfit training.
  • Apply sports science knowledge in performing, assessing and developing cross fitness exercises and programs.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in Crossfit training and healthy lifestyle.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Program Design and Presentation

30%

Movement Anaylsis

20%

Quizzes

30%

(Formative)

1015

Course Content

  • Lecture on basic nutrition and fundamental sports science in relation to basketball and volleyball
  • Participation in selected physical fitness tests and interpretation of test results.
  • Practice of skills, fundamental techniques, and game plays of basketball and volleyball
  • Game appreciation – attending different levels of local competitions and viewing high level competitions on the internet

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and engage in self-reflection on lifestyle practices associated with physical activities and ball games.
  • Describe and perform basic skills and techniques of basketball and volleyball.
  • Apply basketball and volleyball knowledge to engaging in and appreciating teamwork in different levels of competition.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in team sports, nutritional considerations, and physical and mental well-being.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Log Book

30%

Game Viewing Assignment

20%

Participation and Performance

in Selected Skills

30%

1007

Course Content

  • Lecture on nutrition and fundamental sports science in relation to softball and kickball.
  • Participation in selected physical fitness tests and interpretation of test results.
  • Log book writing on physical activities and nutritional considerations on health and outdoor games and exercise - Practice of skills, fundamental techniques, and game plays of softball and kickball.
  • Game appreciation – attending local level softball competitions and/or viewing high level competitions (softball and kickball) on the internet.

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

  • Evaluate personal current health fitness level and engage in self-reflection on lifestyle practices associated with softball and kickball.
  • Describe and perform basic skills and movements of softball and kickball.
  • Apply softball and kickball knowledge to engaging in and appreciating teamwork and sportsmanship in different levels of competition.
  • Describe the relationships between participation in softball and kickball, nutritional considerations, and physical and mental well-being.

 

Assessment Methods

Personal Health Inventory

20%

Log Book

30%

Game Viewing Assignment

20%

Participation and Performance

in Selected Skills

30%