LAW150 - Fitness and Lifestyle Management I

Outline info
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Subject Title
Fitness and Lifestyle Management I

Subject Description
LAW 150 introduces the concepts of physical fitness and wellness within both personal and professional contexts. Through lecture and practical experiences, students will participate in activities that will provide them with understanding of the concepts of physical fitness and wellness, within a framework that fosters self-responsibility for both personal and professional outcomes. Students will be graded on their knowledge through examinations as well as through their participation in class and laboratory activities. Note: Participation in all in-class and laboratory activities is required. All students must present themselves fit for participation. Students will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and Informed Consent prior to participation in the Course. Those students who are unwilling or unable to participate safely in physical activity are not advised to take this course until cleared medically. Students must come prepared for physical activity each day of class.LAW 150 is a 14 hour, seven week compressed course. Each class has learning and/or activity requirements that are graded. Failure to attend will result in loss of marks. No make-up opportunities are available.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject in the Police Foundations Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.    Collect and analyze information on their own lifestyle and prepare personal strategies to   improve personal wellness.
2.    Recognize occupational standards for physical fitness.
3.    Identify components of physical fitness and wellness that contribute to achieving employment standards.
4.    Apply the training model to self in order to improve occupational physical fitness.
5.    Collect and record data in a systemized and organized fashion in order to monitor, evaluate and adjust fitness training to meet physical fitness performance standards.
6.    Participate effectively in a physical fitness training program in order to meet physical fitness performance standards.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  1. Course Introduction- Concepts of personal fitness, wellness, lifestyle and occupational fitness. The PREP Test - screening, components, scoring, validity, technical standards.
    PREP Test Simulation - Pursuit/Restraint Circuit and Shuttle Run
  2. The Training Model: Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type of Training.
  3. Mid Term Test, Strength Training for the PREP Test: Body Weight Resistance Exercises
  4. Strength Training for the PREP Test: Strength Training with Weights  
  5. Prescribing Strength Training for the PREP Final 

Mode of Instruction
This course will be taught using a combination of lectures, class discussion, independent study and a variety of physical activities. 

Prescribed Texts
Witsotzki, N.W. Fitness and Lifestyle Management for Law Enforcement, Emond Montgomery Publications Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 4th Edition
By N.W. Witsotzki, Emond Montgomery Publications, ISBN# 978-1-55239-473-1

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
LAW150 is a 14hour, seven week course.  Each class has learning and/or activity requirements that are graded.  Failure to attend will result in loss of marks.  No make-opportunities are available.

To pass this course, students must achieve the learning outcomes specified in this course outline. This achievement is determined through the completion of all subject components. Students must pass both term work and final exam or final assignment (if the final assignment is in lieu of the final exam) in order to pass the subject (minimum passing grade 50%).

All assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final examination. 

Test and Exam dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable. 
For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy

Grading Scheme:

Tests (2x30%) 60%
Pre-test, PREP tutorial, pursuit restraint circuit & aerobic shuttle run, aerobics lab, Free body strength training lab and strength training with weights lab 40%
Total 100%


Student Success

Please come prepared to participate in class.  Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class.  Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Approved by: Sandra Noble