Online Conditioning Activities

Course Details

Course Number: EXPH 1061  Section Number: X10 and X20

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: 131

Days & Times:

Online course, but  there will be an optional one time in-person meeting offered Feb. 17, 2012 from 11am-12pm in D.L. Ligon Coliseum Rm 131.

Course Attachments

Online Conditioning Activities Section X10 and X20Syllabus   EXPH 1061-X10 and X20 Spring Conditioning Activities Online Syllabus.doc


MSU Faculty Member
Venera Flores-Stafford   
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Course Objectives

Course Description:   This online conditioning class is designed to provide information and motivation for improving your overall fitness.  The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a manner of fulfilling the requirements of a physical education course outside of the classroom.  If you have not already adopted a physically active lifestyle, it is suggested that you enroll in a class that meets regularly on campus.


  1. To establish specific personal fitness goals and outline the methods by which the goals will be achieved.
  2. To learn basic human anatomy and principals related to general aerobic and resistance training.
  3. To design an individualized workout plan.
  4. To keep a detailed training log.
  5. To become familiar with the web sites of nationally recognized organizations.
  6. To have fun and learn about your fitness potential!

Course Expectations



 Course Expectations:

It is possible that everyone will earn an ‘A’ in this class.  It is not difficult to do, but it does have to be earned.  If you don’t read the assigned material you will more than likely have difficulty with the quiz and test questions.  If you don’t submit your work on time your grade will suffer.  Rule of thumb: don’t wait until the last minute; that is when your worst computer problems will happen.  The excuses, “my computer froze, the network connection died” etc. will not be accepted.  You will be given ample time to complete the assignments.

 When you look at the Calendar it may seem that there is a lot of work to do in the first few weeks.  The assignments are neither difficult nor lengthy, but they are necessary measures for a successful program.

You are expected to

Complete all assignments and participate in discussions.

  • Read all the necessary material.  It is nothing very difficult.  The material has been chosen to enhance your knowledge base and make you aware of credible online resources.
  • Be honest in your measurements and training logs.
  • Follow the University’s Academic Policy.

Grading Standards


                1.  Assignments                                    175 pts.

                2.  Discussions                                      50 pts.

                3.  Exams:  Midterm                           100 pts.

                     Final                                                 100 pts.        

                4.  Nutriton/Training Logs                  130 pts.

                                                                                555 pts

  1. Assignments– A total of 7 assignments (25 points each) variety of assignments (i.e. finding your target heart rate, nutrition log) will be given over the semester.  They will be posted on WebCT at least one week prior to the due date. Once the assignments close they will NOT be reopened. Please be sure to note when assignments will close (Every Sunday by 10pm).
  2. Exams– A midterm and a final (100 points each) will be given.  They will be posted on WebCT and will be based on articles and information on WebCT that you will have to read and research.
  3. Discussions– 10 points will be earned from participating in the discussions which will be posted on WebCT.  5 points for a response to my question and 5 points for a response to another student’s response.  Responses must be composed of at least two complete sentences; anything less will not be accepted.  Responses must directly relate to the issue at hand; if you disagree with another student, back it up with reason.
  4. Nutrition/Training Log -- You must keep a detailed nutrition and training logs for 13 weeks (the semester is 15 weeks, you may omit entries for the first and last weeks of the semester), and this will be worth 130 points, or 10 points per weekly entry.
  5. Extra Credit -- Extra credit assignments may be given at the discretion of the instructor.  Please DO NOTask for it. There is already a curve built into the grading scale.

 Grading Scale:


                A = 472 pts. – 555 pts.

                B = 416 pts. – 471 pts.

                C = 360 pts. – 415 pts.

                D = 305 pts. – 359 pts.

                F = 304 pts or below

 March 21, 2011 at 4pm, is the last day to withdraw from a class. 

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.

Other Policies

Health Insurance Recommendation

Participation in this course may lead to accidents. All students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance coverage. Information is available through the Midwestern State University Student Health Center.

It is important for the students to realize that if they are not insured under their parents or individually that they can still receive some coverage from the school during the months that classes are in session.



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 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.



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