Fundamentals of Physical Activity and Health

Course Details

Course Number: EXPH 1011  Section Number: 102

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: 111

Days & Times:

Wednesday 10:00-10:50

Course Attachments

Fundamentals of Health Syllabus  Reay EXPH 1011 Fund Phy Activ Health syllabus Spring 2012 Wednesday.docx


MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Reay   
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Course Objectives


Course Objectives:    Students will be able to identify the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


  1. To introduce students to basic information about physical fitness and health.
  2. To help students become familiar with the seven dimensions of wellness.
  3. To give students an understanding of their own physical fitness and how they might be able to alter their overall health status.

Course Expectations



  1. Assignments- All work will be due by the beginning of the next class and will be graded on a 5-point scale.  Some of the assignments will include physical activities that must be completed during the assigned class-no makeup work will be accepted.
  2. Exercise Logs- Each student will fill in an exercise log with the type of physical activity and time no less than 15 minutes at a time. This will document your exercise or physical activity through each week of the semester.  This log is required.  Blank logs will not be accepted.  Each completed log will be worth 5 points; there will be a total of 15 logs. A minimum of an hour and half for each week will be accepted. During the 15 weeks, you must attend at least 15 group fitness courses on your own time. For example, Spin, Turbo, Pump it, Abs Class, etc. It is your responsibility to get your exercise log signed by the group fitness instructor teaching the course to receive credit.
  3. Group project- There will be one group project assigned in which each group will be given a topic to research.  Each group will present their topic to the class.
  4. Final- There will be a comprehensive final. I will give a study guide for the test.  The test will cover all lectures, including the group presentations.

Grading Standards


Available Points





80 points

Exercise Logs

15 Logs

75 points

Group Project


40 points



55 points

Total Available Points


250 points









Grading Scale:

A         ≥230 points

B         210-229 points

C         190-209 points           

D         170-189 points           

F          <169 points

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


NO make-up exams will be given unless legitimate extenuating circumstances exist.

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 attend class. Each student is allowed 1 unauthorized absence (as per the MSU student handbook) after which 10 points will be deducted from the student's final grade for each additional absence.  Absences should be brought to the instructor's attention before class is missed whenever possible.  Missed lectures are the responsibility of the student. 

Other Policies


Classroom Policies:

            Attendance is mandatory. Role will be taken every day.

            Be on time to class.

            Be Courteous to peers and instructor.

            No cell phones. Turn on silent when in class, no texting.

            No Sleeping. Sleeping in class will result as an absence.

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.