Health and Fitness


This module examines the components of fitness and how to prepare the body for performance in physical activity.  Special reference is made to adventure sports.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the principles and importance of good nutrition for exercise and health.

  2. Screen people for physical activity and carry out basic field test of physical fitness paying particular attention to safety, relialibility and validity.

  3. Identify appropriate training methods and adaptations for varying training outcomes.

  4. Design a safe and effective training programme to improve fitness.

  5. Discuss the research literature that underpins health and fitness.

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