Conditioning Activities

Course Details

Course Number: 1061  Section Number: 202

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: Small Gym

Days & Times:

Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 am-1050 am



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Roderick Taylor   
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Course Objectives

1. Understand the benefits of total body fitness.

2. Understand the use of exercise equipment, terminology, weight room etiquette, warm-up and cool down exercises, stretching, training principles, and safety concerns.

3. Develop cardiorespiratory endurance


Course Expectations

I. ATTENDANCE/CLASS PARTICIPATION 600 POINTS- : This grade will be based on students’ daily attendance, number of tardies and effort in the course. Students will have ample opportunity to show outstanding commitment to learning, regardless of the fitness level he or she already possesses. Online recording of activity will count as attendance on those days class does not meet. Students will develop cardiorespiratory endurance through class participation.

II.  EXAMS (100 POINTS): Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of course content through two written exam administered at the mid-point and the end of the semester.

III. FITNESS ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIO PACKET (100 POINTS): Students will complete a fitness assessment packet that contains the following:

A. Heart rate: Resting Heart Rate & Target Heart Rate Training Zone

B. Weight Gain/Loss recorded once per week for the semester in a log

C. Self- Assessment--present level and goals/plan to increase activity/fitness level

D. Walk/Jog Plan-research a plan to use during and after course completion.

IV. Write a one page paper that details the proper shoes and attire for exercise.

V. SKILL EVALUATION (100 POINTS): Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate endurance and physical fitness during scheduled skills test. The skill evaluation will be based on the student’s fitness level and cardiorespiratory performance and improvement in walking, jogging or running 1½ miles. (100 points each)-2 in class timed assessments

VI Daily LOG –OYO Activity- 100 points- Each student must keep a daily log of their 5 OYO class activity days- Include a brief description and time/location/distance/steps.


Grading Standards

Grading Procedure-1000 points possible

A = 900 – 1000

B = 800 – 899

C = 700 – 799

D = 600 – 699

F = less than 600

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty. If cheating or another act of academic dishonesty occurs, it will be dealt with in accordance with the academic misconduct policy as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog, and Graduate Catalog.

 


Submission Format PolicyNote: 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

MISSED/LATE WORK: THERE ARE MAKE-UPS FOR EXAMS OR ASSIGNMENTS. Exams must be taken on the assigned day .In addition, assignments are due on the designated class day and are accepted beyond class time if excuse is legit.


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

Students are expected to be on time when class begins. You are expected to contact the instructor if there is a problem with arriving to class on time. Each student is allowed only 5 ABSENCES for the semester. Since this is an activity course, attendance is extremely important! Absences are counted from the first week of class – PLEASE USE THEM WISELY! After the 3 absences, your attendance grade will drop one letter grade. Absences do not require any notification or explanation to the instructor. There are EXCUSED ABSENCES at the discretion of the instructor. An unexcused absence includes but is not limited to illness, family emergency, doctor or dentist appointment, work or personal crisis. If you miss class, YOU are responsible for obtaining the following from a classmate not from the instructor: 1) lecture notes and course information; and, 2) important dates, deadlines, or reminders that were mentioned.


Other Policies

HEALTH NEEDS: Students with any health conditions that may affect their ability to participate in physical activity should notify the instructor immediately. Also, if students need any special accommodation for a disability, please bring your student disability report from Disability Services to the instructor to discuss your needs.

ATTIRE: Students must come to class prepared to work out. Proper Clothing: Be sure to wear cotton, loose-fitting clothing that ensures free movement. Proper Shoes: 1) Select shoes that totally support your feet; 2) Wear nylon uppers rather than leather uppers for cooler shoes; and, 3) Choose a shoe that has a sole with a smooth tread and is made of white rubber, designed for forward, backward & lateral movement. Black soles are designed for only forward movement. Fluid Intake: 1) Drink plenty of water at least 20 minutes prior to aerobic exercise; 2) Consuming frequent, small intakes of water throughout the day is best; and, 3) Bring water to class to ensure hydration during aerobic exercise. NO DRESS CLOTHES, DRESS SHOES, SANDALS OR DENIM WILL BE PERMITTED. Students may not be permitted to participate if inappropriate clothing or footwear is worn. In addition, the instructor reserves the right to count students absent, even if they are present.

ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to be on time when class begins. You are expected to contact the instructor if there is a problem with arriving to class on time. Each student is allowed only 5 ABSENCES for the semester. Since this is an activity course, attendance is extremely important! Absences are counted from the first week of class – PLEASE USE THEM WISELY! After the 3 absences, your attendance grade will drop one letter grade. Absences do not require any notification or explanation to the instructor. There are EXCUSED ABSENCES at the discretion of the instructor. An unexcused absence includes but is not limited to illness, family emergency, doctor or dentist appointment, work or personal crisis. If you miss class, YOU are responsible for obtaining the following from a classmate not from the instructor: 1) lecture notes and course information; and, 2) important dates, deadlines, or reminders that were mentioned.

SIGN-IN ATTENDANCE: Each student is required to sign in on the attendance sheet next to their name upon arriving to class.

TARDIES: Students who arrive late (5 minutes or more) will be considered tardy. Students who receive 3 tardies will receive 1 absence. (2 TARDIES = 1 ABSENCE).

LEAVING EARLY: The instructor appreciates being notified of any instance in which a student must leave class early.

BAD WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, class will meet in the Small Gym or as announced.

DISRUPTIONS: All pagers, cell phones, watches, etc. should be silenced, remain off and put away during class. The instructor reserves the right to ask students to leave class for any disruption or inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to, excessive interruptions, voluntary lack of participation, excessive horseplay and talking during lecture or class activity.


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.