College of Southern Idaho Physical Education Program
PHYE 200 Independent Study
Syllabus and Topical Course Outline
Fall, 2009 1-3 Credits
Instructor: John Hughes Office Hours: M-F, 9-10:00 AM; by appointment
Office Phone: 732-6549 Office: Aspen 117A
Toll-Free # 1-800-680-0274 EXT 6549 Email: email@example.com
Time & Place: Designated by instructor FAX: (208) 732-6797
College Mission Statement: The College of Southern Idaho, a comprehensive community college, provides educational,
social, cultural, economic, and workforce development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the communities it
serves. CSI prepares students to lead enriched, productive and responsible lives in a global society.
Computer Literacy Requirement: Students are required to pass the CSI Computer Skills Assessment, which is a five-
part test administered in the CSI testing center. See http://computerliteracy.csi.edu/ for more information.
This is a semester-long project. Each credit hour is equivalent to 45 hours of work on the project. Students should make
arrangements with the instructor in their field of interest. The request form must be approved by the Instructor and
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
This course can be used by majors or non-majors to apply to a variety of community service learning projects, volunteer
or paid coaching assignments, journal entries of nutrition and fitness programs, and other instructor approved learning
experiences in the field.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Textbook and Supplies: Instructor Assigned
Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments:
Learning Outcome 1: Students will perform actual learning experiences while under the close supervision of the
instructor, department head or professional mentor.
Activity: Students will participate in 45 hours per credit of supervised independent study in field of choice.
Outcome Assessment: performance form or log sheet.
Learning Outcome 2: Students will gain a better understanding of the activities, curriculum, preparation and
responsibilities in their field of choice as a result of supervised field experience.
Activity: Students will participate in 45 hours per credit of a supervised independent study in field of
Outcome Assessment: portfolio or journal.
Policies and Procedures:
All assignments are due on the date assigned. Unless prior arrangements are made, late work (assignments,
tests/quizzes, projects) is not accepted.
After the first three weeks of the semester, if the student does not submit assignments/communicate with
the instructor, I will withdraw the student for lack of attendance. The student must initiate the action to
withdraw by the 12th week. After the 12th week, a grade other than W will be issued.
Honesty: Students are expected to be honest in all aspects of their work. All work is evaluated on the assumption
that the work presented is the student’s own. Students are subject to the grade of failure (F) for any of the
following dishonesty practices. Cheating--the improper use of books, notes, other student’s test or quizzes, or
other aids during an examination or quiz. Collaboration--submission of a paper in which substantial portions are
paraphrased as one’s own from, or identical to another student’s paper. Plagiarism--submission of a paper in
which substantial portions are paraphrased without documentation or are identical to published or unpublished
material from another author
Library Use: Although library use is not required for this course, it may be helpful to the student. CSI’s library
(Meyerhoeffer Building) has several computers for student use.
This course may involve online research. The CSI library offers access to many online journals and indexes, including
EBSCO and InfoTrac. These resources will help you greatly in your research. To access information through the CSI
library, go to: http://www.csi.edu/level3.cfm?id=19&level=2. If you need additional help, please contact reference
librarian Steve Poppino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 1-800-680-0274 (Idaho & Nevada) (208) 732-6504.
CSI email: Since email is the primary source of written communication with students, all registered CSI students get a
college email account. Student e-mail addresses have the following format: <address>@eaglemail.csi.edu where
<address> is a name selected by the student as a part of activating his/her account. Students activate their accounts and
check their CSI e-mail online at http://eaglemail.csi.edu. Instructors and various offices send messages to these student
accounts. Students must check their CSI e-mail accounts regularly to avoid missing important messages and deadlines.
At the beginning of each semester free training sessions are offered to students who need help in using their accounts.
On-line course evaluation statement:
Students are strongly encouraged to complete evaluations at the end of the course. Evaluations are very important to assist
the teaching staff to continually improve the course. Evaluations are available online at: http://evaluation.csi.edu.
Evaluations open up two weeks prior to the end of the course. The last day to complete an evaluation is the last day of the
course. During the time the evaluations are open, students can complete the course evaluations at their convenience from
any computer with Internet access, including in the open lab in the Library and in the SUB. When students log in they
should see the evaluations for the courses in which they are enrolled. Evaluations are anonymous. Filling out the
evaluation should only take a few minutes. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated!
Any student with a documented disability may be eligible for related accommodations. To determine eligibility and
secure services, students should contact the coordinator of Disability Services at their first opportunity after registration
for a class. Student Disability Services is located on the second floor of the Taylor Building on the Twin Falls Campus.
208.732.6260 (voice) or 208.734.9929 (TTY) or email email@example.com.
Grading Policy: Grades will be based upon the following assessment:
Portfolio 200 pts 40%
Field experience/Log sheet 200 pts 40%
Student/instructor conferences 100 pts 20%
Total 500 pts 100%
A = 500 – 450 F = 299 – and below
B = 449 – 400 I = see College Catalog, page 13
C = 399 – 350
D = 349 – 300
PHYE 200 PHYE Independent Study
Coaching at any level volunteer or paid
o High School
o Junior High
o Church League
o Youth League
o City League
Volunteer Intramural Director/Assistant
Volunteer of a Senior’s Fitness Program
Volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club as a counselor
Service Learning Project
o CSI Recreation Center
o Community Recreation Center
o Boys and Girls Club
o Scouting Leader
Research on approved topic
Others as suggested by the instructor
You will need to turn in a draft copy of your Journal or Portfolio experience by given due date.
1. Journals should detail starting points of your assessment areas that we have discussed in our initial conference.
Topics like body composition, resting heart rates, target heart rates, are among pertinent areas just to name a few.
A complete listing of a dietary analysis should be given with proposed changes. Your hours must equate to 45
contact hrs. Remember there are no exams in this class and the journal will be your only grade. You must log
2. Portfolios should detail field experience in coaching, teaching or group leadership activities. List coaching
meetings, teacher conferences, and classroom and field activities that work and those that you wouldn’t use again.
Why? What have you gained? The final draft must be signed by your supervisor. Each credit must equate to 45
hours of field experience.
You will meet with me at a minimum of two times during the semester.