This course takes holistic approach to physical training and coaching. Modern and traditional principles of exercise physiology will be studied from eastern and western medical traditions. "Alternative" training methods are also considered. This foundation will then be applied in rigorous student-designed exercise programs; these programs are integral academic components of the course. Students will learn techniques for increasing body and mental strength and their connection to the health of the whole person. An emphasis will be placed on the study of awareness as an athlete. The goal of the course is to raise levels of overall fitness and bodily awareness. Students are encouraged to look beyond issues pertaining to their own health and discover how methods acquired in this course can be transferred to others while working in a facilitator role such as coach, outdoor instructor, or classroom teacher.