Fitness & Conditioning Activities

Course Details

Course Number: KNES 3103  Section Number: 301

Summer I 2011

Location: Outdoor Recreation Center

Classroom Number: 101

Days & Times:

 

MTWR 10:10-12:10



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr.  Stacia Miller   
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Course Objectives

 

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge in planning exercise programs and designing appropriate learning experiences for participants.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the selection and effective use of verbal and non-verbal cues in the group exercise setting, including anticipatory, motivational, safety, and education.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies and techniques for adapting and individualizing instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners and persons of various fitness levels.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create a positive community that encourages learners/participants of all abilities to participate in physical activity (motivation, self respect).
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop effective exercise programs.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to teach the components of an exercise session (including warm-up, aerobic phase, cool-down, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility).
  7. Demonstrate comprehension of basic prerequisite exercise science principles.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of proper exercise, safety principles, and lifting techniques.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to recognize proper and improper technique in the use of resistive equipment such as stability balls, weights, bands, resistance bars, etc. 

Course Expectations

 

Assignments/Projects

Points

1. Research Article Abstract

20

2. Program Design Project

60

3. Readiness Assessment Tests (6 @ 10 pts)

60

4. Lab Participation (11 @ 10 pts)

110

5. Fitness Assessment (Pre & Post)

100

6. Teaching/Leading a Workout

100

7. Workout Participation (5 pts. each)

50

8. Comprehensive Final Exam

100

 

 

Total Points

600

 

  1. Research Article Abstract: Each student will prepare a review of a refereed article from a research journal. You will identify the problem, procedures and/or research subjects, methods of gathering data, data analysis, the results or conclusions, and a general critique. A rubric will be provided.

Research Topics for Abstracts: Benefits of exercise, exercise techniques and/or effective training techniques, exercise prescription, assessment, goal setting, nutrition, weight control, sport specific training, or other topics approved by the instructor.

  1. Program Design Project- The program design project is intended to provide experience in administering fitness and athletic performance tests and designing a training program to meet the goals and needs of an athlete or client. You and a partner must recruit another student in this course as a subject to serve as the athlete/client. After administering the fitness and performance tests to the subject/athlete and evaluating the results from the tests, you must design a 1) 4 week workout program for the client or 2) one of the following: off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason training program for the athlete. Areas of emphasis for the evaluation of the program will include: (a) selection of appropriate performance tests, (b) selection of appropriate program design variables (exercise selection, training frequency, exercise order, training load and repetitions, volume, and rest periods), and (c) appropriate rationale for each selection.
  2. Readiness Assessment Tests- These short assessments (which you may refer to as quizzes) will be given at the beginning of class at various times throughout the semester. These RATs will assess what you have learned in class and in outside studying.
  3. Lab Participation- daily participation is required. You will be expected to actively contribute during labs by engaging in learning exercise techniques during class time. Participation points can be deducted for a variety of events, including but not limited to: improper attire for activity, off-task behavior, cell phone use during activity, etc.
  4. Fitness Assessment- You will be expected to actively contribute in both the participation and administration of fitness assessments at both the beginning and end of the semester.
  5. Teaching/Leading a Workout- you and a partner will design a 30 minute complete-workout (i.e. focused on health-related or skill fitness), which you will lead the class through at which time you will critically assess technique and correct errors
  6. Workout Participation- daily participation is required. You will be expected to actively engage in the student led workouts during class time. Participation points can be deducted for a variety of events, including but not limited to: improper attire for activity, off-task behavior, cell phone use during activity, etc.
  7. Comprehensive Final Exam- This exam will include any material covered during the semester. The exam will be a collection of different question forms, including but not limited to: multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay questions.

Grading Standards

 

Grading Scale: 

 

540-600

A

480-539

B

420-479

C

360-419

D

Below 360

F


Final Exam6/30/2011  10:10 am

Submission Format Policy

 

  • All assignments must be typed for credit (work will not be accepted unless it is typed).  Grammar will be graded as part of any assignment.
  • Format for written assignments: double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman.
  • Class preparation is your responsibility.  Being absent is no excuse for not knowing.  If you are absent, be sure to get the previous day's notes and assignments from another student in the class AND come to class prepared.  If an assignment is due upon your return date, then your assignment is also due that same day. Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 50% point deduction for each day late.
  • Handouts and returned projects/quizzes will be brought to class on one day only.  Missed handouts can be duplicated from a classmate's handouts or ask a classmate to pick-up any handouts for you.  Returned items             that a student misses may be picked up at my office.
  •  Student Honor Creed "As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
  • Group work:  You will work in groups during the semester.  It is each person’s responsibility in the group to

            complete their fair share of work and not simply “go along for the ride”.  I will be giving students in

            class an assessment to determine each group member’s contribution to the project.  It could lower your

            grade if you are not doing the work assigned.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Class preparation is your responsibility.  Being absent is no excuse for not knowing.  If you are absent, be sure to get the previous day's notes and assignments from another student in the class AND come to class prepared.  If an assignment is due upon your return date, then your assignment is also due that same day. Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 50% point deduction for each day late.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Daily attendance and active participation is expected and required of all professionals, therefore your attendance and tardiness may affect your final grade and possibly your recommendation for student teaching and internships.  Three absences will result in a one-letter grade drop. Upon the fourth absence (excused or unexcused), the student will receive a failing grade unless the course is dropped by the drop deadline (June 15th, 2011 by 4 p.m.).


Other Policies

“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” from Student Handbook

 

**Learning is not a spectator sport. Fundamentally, the responsibility to learn is yours and yours alone. For learning to happen in any course, you must take an active role in the process. For our class you are expected to come to class preparedand “ready to learn,” which requires you to read and studythe assigned reading “beforeyou come to class. Being prepared for class enables you to construct a knowledge base on which subsequent learning rests.**


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.