Conditioning Free Weights


  2. A. Course Title: Conditioning Free Weights
    B. Course Number: PY 211K - 30385
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 2:30:00 PM - 3:45:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Gutting, Shaun
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 175
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2755
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: CACWT RM

    This is a physical education activity course designed to assist students with the knowledge and basic fundamentals of conditioning and strength training by using free weights. Individual weight training routines and other conditioning will be prescribed. 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, students may want to inquire with the institution of their choice regarding transferability



    Proper workout clothing and shoes. Shorts or sweat pants. Shirt that is breathable, but not revealing. Closed toe athletic shoes. Sports bra, sole inserts, hair tie, or other personal safety related attire. No hats will be allowed while exercising.


    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

    Grades for this course will be based on attendance, participation, skills test, four journal collections, and a final.
    Attendance/Participation 450 pts
    An unexcused absence, lack of effort, or tardiness will all effect your attendance/participation grade.
    Journals 100 pts
    Journals will be collected four times throughout the semester.
    Tests 150 pts
    A Pre-Test will be given for 50 points. A final Test will be given for 100 points.


    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 determinants of good health and fitness.


    By the end of this course students should be able to:
    1) List the principals of weight training.
    2) Incorporate the principles of weight training to enhance their individual fitness goals.
    3) Explain why weight training is a beneficial life-long activity.
    4) Demonstrate safe weight lifting practices and working with others within a safe environment.
    5) Develop and maintain a weight training lifestyle for the semester.
    6) Discuss specific muscle groups and their relationship to exercise routines.


    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.


    Week 1

    Go over the syllabus

    Week 2

    Introduce weight machines, free weights and aerobic machines/ Pre test/ Begin weight workouts

    Week 3

    Continue stock workouts

    Week 4

    Continue stock workouts; Journal Check

    Week 5

    Begin Individual free weight workouts

    Week 6

    Continue individual free weight workouts

    Week 7

    Continue individual free weight workouts

    Week 8

    Continue individual free weight workouts, progress tests, Collect Journal.

    Week 9

    Continue individual free weight workouts

    Week 10

    Continue individual free weight workouts

    Week 11

    Continue individual free weight workouts

    Week 12

    Continue individual free weight workouts; Journal Check

    Week 13

    Develop and begin personally designed workouts

    Week 14

    Continue personally designed workouts

    Week 15

    Continue personally designed workouts and perform final progress tests.

    Week 16

    Final written test. Collect Journal. The final will be December 7th, 2017 at 2:00 PM