Strength & Conditioning


  2. A. Course Title: Strength & Conditioning
    B. Course Number: PY 191T - 30319
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 6:00:00 AM - 7:15:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Berry, James
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 172
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2746
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 9:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: CACWT RM

    This is a physical education activity class that provides students the opportunity to develop basic skills from National Strength and Conditioning Association principles. Students will learn fundamental strength and conditioning techniques using free weights, fitness machines, cardio equipment, and dynamic stretching. Basic nutrition and wellness information will also be provided. This is a one credit hour course.


    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, you may want to inquire with the institution of your choice regarding transferability.



    The student should provide their own exercise clothing as well as shoes that are appropriate for running and jumping indoors


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    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 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
    Initial assessment testing will be done within the first 2 weeks of class and will be worth 25 points.

    Attendance/Participation: For each day you are present you will receive the following points depending on the class: 3(MTWTH), 6 (TTH), or 12(5 wk summer class). Creating an unsafe situation by putting yourself or another student in a circumstance that could lead to injury, or not participating in class will deduct 2 points (to be determined by the instructor). Each student will also be required to keep a Physical Activity Journal. A Properly maintained journal will be worth a total of 20 points. The journal will be graded at midterm and at the end of class. Each will be worth 10 points. If school is officially dimissed due to weather or another circumstance the student will still receive the applicable points. Students will also still receive points if they miss due to school related activities.

    Grading is determined by the following point totals:

    127-141: A
    114-126: B
    98-113: C
    84-97: D
    83 or below: F


    New Mexico Junior Collegeís 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:


    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 determinates of good health and fitness.


    By the end of this course students should be able to :
    1. Monitor their pulse during exercise
    2. Utilize each machine
    3. Know the proper breathing and weight lifting techniques for free weights
    4. Improve their fitness. It will be evaluated through resting heart rate, body composition, and various strength and flexibility tests.


    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

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend 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.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    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.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    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
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. 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, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Course instructor will determine weekly exercise based on student ability and athletic goals. Students will have the option of more advanced exercise programming if they display proficiency with equipment and exercise technique.

    Students will perform a physical assessment during week one along with a health questionnaire. Subsequent class workouts will be determined by the professor.