NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Fitness for Life

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Fitness for Life
    B. Course Number: PY 111H - 30304
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Baldwin, John
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 153
    H. Email Address: JBaldwin@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2742
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This is a physical education activity course that is required for most degree seeking students. The student will be introduced to all the concepts and components necessary for incorporating physical fitness into their current lifestyle and the benefits of lifelong physical activity. This is a one credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Besides enhancing your physical exercise regimen, this course will meet the requirement for a one hour Physical Education credit at New Mexico Junior College; however, students may want to inquire with the institution of their choice to see if it meets transferability requirements.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Concepts of Physical Fitness, Corbin & Welk, (Seventeenth Edition)(ISBN - 9781308138794)
    Sold at NMJC Bookstore.

    Suggested:

    ** Please note that there are powerpoints added to each week's modules for students viewing. Each powerpoint covers one concept (chapter).

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Students in this course will be graded on points attained through test (quizzes), Questions, Discusson Questions,Lab Assignments, and Workout Assignments.

    ****Extra Credit Points maybe earned through out semester. So please, take advantage when extra credit assignments are offered.****

    Total Points For Course = 1,690 POINTS

    So in particular grades will be computed as follows.


    1521 - 1690 pts. = A
    1352 - 1520 pts. = B
    1183 - 1351 pts. = C
    1014 - 1182 pts. = D
    Below 1014 pts. = F

    * All points for specific assignments are listed in the weekly assignments.
    * You have one week to turn in late assignments from the time they are due. If the assignment is not turned in within this deadline the grade will be a "0".
    * All late assignments turned in within the one week deadline, will have a 10% deduction for being late.
    * There will be two test (quizzes) given throughout the semester, each test will be a 100 point test.No late test will be accepted.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The overall objective of this physical activity course is to help students adopt and maintain a regular balanced physical exercise routine, improve health and fitness through regular physical activity, decrease personal stress levels, and to modify determinants of good health and fitness.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of this course students should:

    1. understand the importance of incorporating a lifestyle for health, wellness, and fitness.
    2. learn the physiology of exercise principles.
    3. understand the principles of weight management.
    4. learn the Physical Activity Pyramid and the FITT Formula.
    5. understand the five components of health related fitness.
    6. have an understanding of how to better manage stress.
    7. learn how to develop and perform proper workouts that will improve individual health and wellness.
    8. learn how to calculate and monitor their exercise heart rate.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    *Late assignments will not be accepted after one week. You have only one week to make up missed assignments.
    **Please note that the instructor will respond to e-mails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.
    ** Grades will be posted every Thursday, by 5:00 PM.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week #1 Module Zero
    I.Introduction Discussion 20pts
    II.Student Profile 10pts
    III.Contact Information 10pts
    IV.Academic Honesty 10pts
    V. Syllabus Quiz 5pts

    Week #1 Assignments

    I.Journal Entry 20pts
    II.Read Concepts 1 & 2
    III.Vocabulary Words 1 & 2 40pts
    IV.Answer Question 40pts



    Week #2

    I.Read concepts 3 & 4
    II.Vocabulary Words 3 & 4 30pts
    III.Answer discussion question 20pts
    IV.Complete "Par-Q and You" questionaire (readiness to exercise) 20pts
    V.Question 20pts

    Week #3

    I.Read concepts 5 & 6
    II.Vocabulary Words 5 & 6 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 20pts
    IV.Score yourself using the "Lab5 Self-Assessment of Physical Education" 20pts
    V.Questions 20pts

    Week #4

    I.Read concepts 7
    II.Vocabulary Words 7 10pts
    III.Learn to calculate your working pulse rate 50pts
    IV.Journal Entry 20pts

    Week #5

    I.Read concepts 8,9,10
    II.Put together individual workout routine
    III.Workouts Assignment 40pts
    IV.Type up the assessment assignment 60pts

    Week #6 (Continue section III.)

    I.Vocabulary Words 8,9,&10 20pts
    II.Discussion Question 20pts
    III. Questions
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #7 (Section IV.: Physical Activity: Special Considerations)

    I.Read concept 11
    II.Vocabulary Words 11 20pts
    III.Questions 30pts
    IV.Workouts Assignment 60pts
    V. Journal Entry 20pts

    Week #8

    I.Take Mid-Term Quiz (Institutional Assessment Artifacts) 25ps
    II.Workout Assignment 60pts
    III.Blood Pressure Assignment 20pts

    Week #9

    I.Read Concepts 12 & 13
    II.Vocabulary 12 & 13 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 30pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts
    V.Extra Credit (Two Lab Exercises) Possibly 40 pts

    Week #10

    I.Read concepts 14 & 15
    II.Vocabulary Words 14 & 15 20pts
    III.Discussion question, 20pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #11

    I.Read concept 16
    II.Journal Entry 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 30pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week # 12

    I.Read concept 17
    II.Vocabulary Words 17 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 20pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts
    V. Questions 20pts

    week #13

    I.Read concept 18
    II.Lab 18B Evaluating a Health/Fitness Club 40pts
    III.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #14

    I.Workout Assignment 60pts
    II. Journal Entry

    Week #15

    I.Read concept 19
    II.Lifetime questions 30pts
    III.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #16

    I.Final assessment exercise 60pts
    II.Take Final Quiz (test) 50pts



    Final Grades Due!