Online Education

Online Education Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for P E -D070A-65Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Cheryl Owiesny
Office Hours
Office Location PE-51H
Office Phone 408-864-8782
A Message from your Instructor
This course requires the student to be enrolled concurrently in PE 71 lab class. You will need to have access to the internet for this course. PE70 does not meet in a classroom. PE71 requires student to exercise in the fitness/wellness center on campus.

The lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center course is a two-hour lecture and three-hour laboratory class. The lecture portion will cover the theories of fitness, lifestyle changes, fitness assessment, and exercise programs that lead to a healthier lifestyle. The laboratory portion of the class will allow you to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and improve your body composition.

The lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center laboratory course is a three-hour laboratory class. The laboratory portion of the class will allow you to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and improve your body composition through the development of an exercise program based on your personal fitness assessment results.

Attendance is required in the laboratory portion of the class and will determine your grade. Since laboratory hours, you may work out during any of the hours the facility is open. You must average a minimum of three hours a week, on at least three different days. If you are not regularly attending three hours a week, you may be dropped from the class. You are required to check in and out using both the blue card and computer. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The text for this class is Fit and Well Alternate Edition 9th ed, by Fahey, Insel, and Roth. Most assignments are found in this book. If you are buying a used book, make sure ALL of the pages are in the book. As part of your lecture class, you will be assessing your fitness level. This will involve running or walking on the track, measuring your strength, flexibility, and body composition.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
  • Apply for admission to De Anza College and register for this class, if you have not already done so. Completing this orientation DOES NOT enroll you in the course.
  • Complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form.
  • Read the complete course syllabus. Available at:
  • Obtain the required course materials.
  • This course is offered in Catalyst. Go to Bookmark this page, then follow the instructions logging into the class..
    NOTE: You will not be able to login to Catalyst until the first day of the quarter. For late adds, it will take up to one day after you register for your account to be created.

Online Education
Building: MLC 210

Phone: 408.864.8969
M-Th: 9:00a-5:00p
F: 9:00a-4:00p


Last Updated: 1/27/16