Course Details

Course Number: EXPH 2333  Section Number: X10

Fall 2010

Classroom Number: ON LINE

Days & Times:

This is an ON-LINE COURSE.

Course Attachments


Wardlaw, G. & Hampl, J. (2007). Perspectives in
Text book on nutrition and healthy eating
  ISBN: 978-0-0-7726320-1

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Benito J. Velasquez   
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Course Objectives


A directed study of the effects of diet on health and physical activity.  Topics addressed include nutrient metabolism, weight control, health-related fitness, supplementation, pharmacology, and drug interactions.

Course Expectations


Course Assignments:  (if you miss a deadline for submitting an assignment, you receive a ZERO)

Assignment #1

Introduction= E-mail me through WebCT mail with the following information: Your full name, Name you want to be called, Major at MSU, Why you are taking this class, What you hope to get out of this class, Anything you need me to know about you.  Submit this assignment by 11:00 PM August 29, 2010.


Assignment #2 (1-2 page mini-paper***) You need to locate this website and set up an on-line account.  This website will allow you to track your eating and exercise habits throughout the day.  You need to start this assignment on Monday, August 30, 2010.  On Friday , September 3rd, write a 3 paragraph paper that includes the following: 1st paragraph: what you anticipated your eating habits to be, 2nd paragraph: what were the results for the week, 3rd paragraph: what you are going to change for the next week.  This mini-paper is due by 11:00 PM on October 30th by 11:00pm.

Mini Paper= 30 points

Assignment #3 (5 page report***)

Continue to track your eating and exercise habits through September 1- November 27, 2010.  Your final paper for this assignment is due by 11:00pm Saturday December 4, 2010.  You must include the following in your paper:

1st page = your assumptions of your diet before you started this assignment

2nd page = what did you do well each week and what did you do poorly each week. (summarize the weeks, highlight one week in  particular that illustrated your behaviors. 

3rd page = were you able to change from week to week. (i.e. did your eating habits improve?  did you not improve your eating  habits?)

4th page = what are your goals for the future after fulfilling this assignment (What are your plans to eat “healthy”)

5th page = how can you educate others after completing this assignment

Final Paper= 50 points

Assignment #4 aka Eating disorder assignment (1-2 page report***)

Eating Disorder Paper= Choose ONE of the following conditions: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, or hypergymnasia.  In a paper, explain the following:

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: What are signs/symptoms of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: What are the medical concerns of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: How does the disorder you chose differ from others?

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: If your child, friend, spouse, significant other, etc. displayed these signs/symptoms, how will you appropriately handle the situation?

You CANNOT just use the information in the textbook.  You need to list 2 references other than your required text book.  These references can be journals, other texts, magazines, etc.  List them at the end of your paper.

Eating Disorder Paper= 70 points for paper; + 15 points for two outside references = 100 points for completion of assignment



***You need to use 12  point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!




Exams= The exams on September 5th, September 19th, October 10th, November 14th and the FINAL exam December 4th will be given on-line through WebCT.  The exams will be available after 2 PM on the day listed, so as to give you enough time to read the required material also assigned for that day.  Each exam is open for 48 hours; it will open on the date listed at 2 PM and close 48 hours later at 2 PM.  The purpose of each exam is to test your knowledge of the information for the topics covered.  The format of the test will be multiple choice questions.  There will be varying number of questions with some questions weighted differently than others.  (Some questions will be worth more points than others).  Instructions for each exam will be given prior to your taking it.

EXAM= 25 points each  (5 exams x 25 points = 125 points possible)

Grading Standards


Grading Scale:




Points from assignments/exams

90-100  %

415-373 points

80 – 89 %

372-332 points


70 – 79 %

331-290 points

60 – 69 %

289-249 points


50 – 59 %

248-0  points

Final Exam12/4/2010  WebCT

Submission Format Policy


***You need to use 12  point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!

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


 Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day.  For example, the first assignment is due on   August 29, 2010.  Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date.  Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.

 Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note).  All must be completed within one week of the original due date.

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

This is an on-line course, there is no attendance policy.  Each student is responsible for keeping up with course content, assignments and exams.

Other Policies




Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.  It is the policy of Midwestern State University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program or activity at the University.  MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements.


Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Disability Support Services office to discuss your specific needs. Please contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4140 in room 168 Clark Student Center to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.



Course Policies:

 Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.

                 “Midwestern State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and complies with all federal and Texas laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action Requirements in all programs and policies.  Midwestern State  University does not discriminate against any individual because of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability”

 Academic integrity is expected of all students. Cheating in any form (including plagiarism) will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action.  Remember the MSU Student Creed,

 “As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so”

Plagiarism:  By enrolling in this course, the student expressively 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 and authenticity, and educational purposes.

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, or call 397-4131.