Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

Course Details

Course Number: KNES 1503  Section Number: 201

Spring 2012

Location: Ferguson Hall

Classroom Number: 303

Days & Times:

 

Class Meeting Places & Times:

TR 11:00-12:20

Ferguson Hall, 303



Course Attachments

1503 Course Syllabus & Daily Schedule  1503 Syllabus- Sp2012.doc

Textbooks

Well, Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness..
Fahey, T.D., Insel, P.M., & Roth, W.T. (2009). Fit & Well, Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness and Wellness. 9th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies.
MSU Faculty Member
Dr.  Stacia Miller   
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Course Objectives

 

3.  Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
Throughout the class and upon completion of the course the student will:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the benefits of exercise, and a physically active lifestyle.
  2. Develop physical activity behaviors associated with lifetime personal fitness and wellness.
  3. Participate in the conduction and interpretation of personal fitness assessments.
  4. Develop an age appropriate lesson plan with a focus on one of the health-related components of fitness.

Course Expectations

 

Assignments/Projects

Points

 

Grading Scale: 

 

Exams (3)

300

 

450-500

A

Entrance/Exit Slips

55

 

400-449

B

Research & Oral Presentation

30

 

350-399

C

Special Populations Presentations

20

 

300-349

D

Dietary Analysis Assignment

30

 

Below 300

F

FITNESSGRAM

40

 

 

 

Class Engagement

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Points

500

 

 

 

 


Grading Standards

 

Assignments/Projects

Points

 

Grading Scale: 

 

Exams (3)

300

 

450-500

A

Entrance/Exit Slips

55

 

400-449

B

Research & Oral Presentation

30

 

350-399

C

Special Populations Presentations

20

 

300-349

D

Dietary Analysis Assignment

30

 

Below 300

F

FITNESSGRAM

40

 

 

 

Class Engagement

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Points

500

 

 

 

 


Final Exam5/8/2012  1:00-3:00

Submission Format Policy

 

1.  All assignments must be typed for credit (work will not be accepted unless it is typed). 

Format – FOR ALL PAPERS: 12 point Times New Roman font, one (1) inch margins, and doubled spaced.  The title page should have your names, the class and section number, and the semester centered on the page. Papers that do not follow this format will not be accepted or graded.



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

2. Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 25% point deduction for each day/partial 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

 

  1. Attendance
    Attendance is expected at all class meetings and please do not confuse attendance with “participation” (which I refer to as “engagement” – see the rubric).  Class begins at TIME.  You are expected to be on time. Roll is taken, and if you are not in your seat, you will be counted absent. Leaving class early without prior permission will result in your being counted absent for the class session. The penalty for missing class for any reason is as follows:

1st absence = no penalty

2nd absence = no penalty

3rd absence = no penalty

4th absence = one letter grade drop

5th absence = additional one letter grade drop

6th absence = Failing grade in the class


Other Policies

 

3. Exams – The midterm & final exams may include multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.  Exams, as well as any quizzes or postings will cover both lecture and book/reading materials. Exams can ONLY be made up in the direst of circumstances, and at the Instructor’s discretion. 

4. Grammar will be graded as part of any assignment.  The MSU writing lab is available to all MSU students. http://www.mwsu.edu/writingcenter/

5. The office of Disability Support Services provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations information and assistance, arranges accommodations and staff. A student/Employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services.

        In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documents disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a documented disability, please contact the instructor before classroom accommodations can be provided.  The Disability Support Services may be contacted at 940-397-4140 (voice), 940-397-4515 (TDD), http://students.mwsu.edu/disability, or visit 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.

 

  1. Class Engagement

This counts as 25 points of your final grade.  It is NOT the same as attendance. It includes intelligent statements and sincere questions, and clear preparation for class. Please see the Class Engagement Rubric for a guide to your evaluation.

 

  1. Reading

Readings will be assigned for certain days of class. Not all of the reading assignments are listed in the syllabus. These are to be read before coming to class and you are to be prepared to discuss your reactions to the readings, as well as to any of the current events, as they are applicable to class. Your class engagement grade relies heavily on this preparation.

 

  1. Academic Integrity

Student Honor Creed "As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so." You are expected to practice the highest possible standards of academic integrity.  Any deviation from this expectation will result in a minimum of your failing the assignment, a possible failing grade in the course, and may result in additional, more severe disciplinary measures.  This includes improper citation of sources, using another student’s work, and any other form of academic misrepresentation.  When in doubt on collaboration, citation, or any issue, please contact me before embarking on a perilous path.  Please see http://students.mwsu.edu/dean/ for more information.

 

  1. General Rules
  • No eating in class – this includes snack foods. You may drink soda, water, etc. but all cans or bottles that may make noise should be opened PRIOR to class beginning so as not to disturb the class. Violations of this rule will result in your immediate dismissal from class.
  • This class will engage in open discussion – all students are to address one another and the instructor with respect and courtesy, this includes speaking when recognized by the professor. The proper way to be recognized is to raise your hand and wait until you are called on. This is not Parliament – you never “have the floor.” I will let you know when you have been recognized and when your turn to speak is complete. If you disagree with a point or classmate, you are expected to express yourself in a principled and dignified fashion.  I trust and feel confident we will engage in discussion and debate that exemplifies the ideals and spirit of the founders of our country. I will accept no less.
  • Any disrespectful or disruptive behavior – including, but not limited to: sleeping, reading, side discussions, overt disruptions, harassing behaviors, etc - will result in your dismissal from the class, and may result in your dismissal from the course with a “WF” (Withdraw Failing), and/or a referral to the Office of Student Conduct.
  • CELL PHONES (READ THIS TWICE, PLEASE). There are NO cell phones permitted to be out and/or in my (or your) sight in this class. This class requires your engagement, and cell phones serve to detract from that engagement. Additionally, your phone should be not only put away, but on “silent” (NOTE: vibrate is NOT silent). If your phone is out and/or in sight, you will be asked to put it away, and you will lose 10 points off of your FINAL grade. Should your phone ring/vibrate during class, you are dismissed for the day. You are to silence it immediately, and quietly leave the class session. You will be counted absent for the session. Failure to adhere to this will result in more stringent disciplinary action.
  • I am to be addressed as “Professor” “Dr.” or “Ms.” Miller. Decorum in emails and other communications should reflect the same professionalism.
  • The instructor reserves the right to amend these rules as necessary throughout the term.

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.