FITNESS PROGRAMS (HFS 034P)
I. Course Objectives:
To detail the meaning and importance of physical fitness.
To assist the student in the acquisition of basic knowledge related to exercise programs, weight training, and conditioning.
To develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages inherent in various exercise programs.
To improve the student's physical capacities through participation in specified training programs and experiences.
To develop an appreciation for the importance of exercise in maintenance of a healthy body.
No formal text is required. You will be responsible for information covered in class* and also readings assigned by your instructor. Read article titled "Your Physical Activity Program" which can be accessed by going to the Wittenberg home page, clicking on Students, and then selecting Moodle. Read article ASAP.
*Bring a notebook and pencil to class each day to take notes.
Instructor's subjective evaluation of performance and participation in class.
Submission of Exercise Chart record (neat and complete) of your performance in class. Each class date must be filled in with accurate information. If you perform your program outside of class time, do not record on your class Exercise Chart. If you would like an additional Exercise Chart for your personal use, ask your instructor. You must include all designated information, calculations, and results on your Exercise Chart.**
Examination on information presented in class and assigned readings. This test must be passed at the 75th percentile or higher to pass the course. If the 75th percentile is not achieved, the student will be given another test. If the 75th percentile is not achieved on the second test, the student will fail the course.
By HFS Department Policy, more than two absences in this course (3 hours of instruction) will result in an NC grade for the course or W when dropped by the university designated deadline. Being late to class twice will equate to one (1) absence. Students will not be permitted to leave class early.
Any absence related to illness, death(s), interview(s), field trip(s), etc. should be cleared by the instructor and will be counted towards your maximum of two absences for the course. Therefore, it is recommended you not "take-cuts" as this could result in your failure of this course.
V. Honor Statement
Students will be asked to sign an Honor Statement:
"I will only record accurate data and information on my Exercise Chart. If I have not done it - I will not record it. Also, I affirm that my behavior during the final examination for this course will uphold the highest standards of honesty and academic integrity at Wittenberg, and that I will neither give nor receive any unauthorized assistance."
"I understand that any violation of the University's Code of Academic Integrity will be treated seriously and reported. Academic dishonesty may result in an XF grade (Failed because of cheating) placed on the student's transcript as well as referral to the Honor council."
**Go to my Web Page at http://www.wittenberg.edu/~tmartin and link to the Fitness Programs (HFS 034P) web page to find helpful and related information. For example, you can link to a site that will calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) - go to http://www.mayoclinic.com (Mayo Clinic), then search for Calculators. Record your BMI on your Exercise Chart and look up your Weight/Obesity and Health Risk Classifications, based on BMI, in Table 1.3 - found in your required reading.
There are also other links that will lead to additional health-related information - e.g. http://www.fitness.gov (The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports), and http://www.acsm.org(American College of Sports Medicine) and http://www.exerciseismedicine.org