Course Details

Course Number: 1291  Section Number: 202

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: Main Gym

Days & Times:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9-950 am

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Roderick Taylor   
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Course Objectives

During this course you will be engaged in addressing the following course objectives:

1. Identify guidelines for implementing a personal walking/jogging program.

2. Design a walking exercise program that incorporates physiological training principles

3. Demonstrate walking skills necessary to promote a healthy level of fitness.

4. Engage in appropriate warm-up and cool-down activities.

5. Participate in a regular program of walking that meets physical activity standards for a healthy lifestyle.

6. Evaluate personal fitness progress utilizing standardized measurement tools and existing scientific parameters.

7. Determine guidelines for the selection of walking/jogging shoes and exercise attire.

8. Identify the importance of healthy food choices and its relationship to health, weight control maintenance and overall wellness.

9. Demonstrate ability to accurately measure heart rate, distance and time.

Course Expectations

The statement of student learning outcomes is designed to bring awareness of what you will be learning and what skills you should be able to demonstrate by way of the acquired knowledge.

 At the successful completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate the following student learning outcomes:

1. Pose vital questions and identify problems, formulating them clearly and precisely.

2. Gather relevant information and interpret it effectively.

3. Impartially consider alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing assumptions, implications, and practical consequences.

4. Develop well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, checking them against relevant criteria and standards.

5. Communicate effectively with others in determining solutions to complex problems.

Grading Standards

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 cardio respiratory 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.


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 cardio-respiratory 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 Procedure-1000 points possible

A = 900 – 1000

B = 800 – 899

C = 700 – 799

D = 600 – 699

F = less than 600


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.

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

Regular and punctual class and laboratory attendance, day and/or evening, is required.  A student who is absent for any reason will be allowed to do makeup work at the discretion of the instructor.  A student will be held responsible for lecture materials when covered on subsequent examinations.  An excused absence will apply only to a student representing the school in an official capacity approved by the administration. Absences of a student are recorded from the official date of enrollment in the class.  A student who has accumulated absences equivalent to two (2) weeks of instruction may be dropped by the instructor after the census date.  If a student is dropped from a class for excessive absences, the instructor will record a grade of “WN” (Withdrew for non-attendance).

Since tardiness is a form of absenteeism, the instructor may establish a policy regarding tardiness.

Other Policies

Since tardiness is a form of absenteeism, the instructor may establish a policy regarding tardiness.

In conjunction with The Student Code of Conduct, “scholastic dishonesty involving, but not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion” are a violation and will not be tolerated. Students may be subject to disciplinary proceedings resulting in an academic penalty or disciplinary penalty for academic dishonesty. Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion. For additional information, refer to the “Student Code of Conduct” in the Midwestern State University Student Handbook.

As per Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, if special accommodations are needed by any Midwestern University student, please contact the office of Educational Support Services.

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.