Silvie Grote, DrPH, ACSM EP-C, ACSM RCEP



Location: Gym 2 Room 107

I have been teaching in the area of kinesiology and health since 2002. My teaching experiences span both community college and university undergraduate courses. As a clinician, I have worked with elite athletes of the Discovery, US Postal, and US track cycling teams as well with individuals who have chronic diseases and disabilities. My research is in the area of cardiovascular adaptations following exercise interventions. I have also worked with communities to enhance fall prevention practices in older adults.

I look forward to accompanying you on your education journey. I hope you find classes offered by the Division of Physical Education and Athletics helpful in your personal growth.

PE 234 C Contemporary Personal Health

Course Description

This class explores advances in the medical service field as they relate to personal health and dispels myths and misconceptions. Health issues that will be covered in the course are stress management, substance abuse, alcoholism, smoking as an addiction, sexuality, marriage, birth, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition, cancer, aging and end of life, and obesity.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Assess his/her personal health on a wellness scale.
  • Analyze the relationship between diet, nutrition and exercise.
  • Evaluate the sources of stress in his/her life and describe practical stress management techniques.
  • Assess causal relationship in both addictive and abusive behaviors.
  • Appraise the stages of death and dying as they relate to the aging process.
  • Identify contributing factors to communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Required text:

Insel, P.M. & Roth, W.T. (2013).  Core Concepts in Health.  (13th ed). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

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