College of Education
The University of Memphis
Health and Sports Sciences
Office: Room 269
Office Hours: M & W 11-1, T & R 12-1 or by
College of Education Norms
I take 100% responsibility.
I seek equity of voice.
I am willing to talk about sensitive issues.
I listen for understanding.
I appreciate the strengths and contributions of others.
I bring positive energy and encouragement to the team.
I commit to the mission of the college.
PHED 1008- Walking Health/Fitness
Course Description: This course is designed to provide knowledge and improve fitness through walking.
Text(s): Walking and Jogging for Health and Wellness Sixth Edition. Frank Rosato
Key Assessments: Participation, Attendance, Exams, Skills Test.
1. Understand how walking is related to improving your health and fitness
2. Understand and illustrate proper warm-up, stretching and cool down techniques.
1. T-shirt, shorts/sweat/workout pants are appropriate attire. Layer clothing in cold weather and
wear appropriate clothing for rain.
2. Walking shoes are required. NO flip flops, sandals, dress shoes, boots, etc. Points will be
deducted for improper attire.
Participation: Regular participation and attendance is required.
Class will begin promptly at 9:00am. All students will be dressed and ready to participate at the start of
class. Any absence beyond 3 will result in the student’s final average being lowered 5 points for each
absence. Any absence beyond 3 will be considered unexcused.
If you become injured during class notify me immediately!
Exams: A Mid-term exam will be given halfway through the semester and the final will be given at the
end. The dates will be announced in class. The final will be comprised of a comprehensive written exam
and a 5K portion.
NO MAKE UPS!!!! NO EXPCETIONS!!!!
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Skills Test: A skills test will be given near the end of the semester. Students will be required to walk three
miles and will be awarded points based on completion.
NO MAKE UPS!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!
Rainy Day/Cold Weather Policy: We will ALWAYS have class on a rainy day unless it is lightening or
extreme inclement weather or the University is closed. Come dressed for cold weather. Come prepared for
class, no excuses.
Cell Phones: No cell phones during class. Shut them off and leave them in your bag.
Assignments, Exams, and Grading Criteria:
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 59-below
Participation 25 %
Attendance 25 %
Skills Test 10 %
Mid-term Exam 15 %
Final Exam 25 %
100 % Total
Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Memphis does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the
recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of
its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations. The student has the responsibility of informing
the course instructor (at the beginning of the course) of any disabling condition, which will require modification to
avoid discrimination. Faculty are required by law to provide "reasonable accommodation" to students with disabilities,
so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at
the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels.
Written Assignments and Academic Misconduct: All written work submitted must be the student’s original
work and conform to the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) available online and via their
publications. This means that any substantive ideas, phrases, sentences, and/or any published ideas must be properly
referenced to avoid even the appearance of plagiarism. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase
or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full or clear acknowledgment. It
also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency in the selling of term papers
of other academic materials. It is the student’s responsibility to know all relevant university policies concerning
plagiarism. Any documented cases of plagiarism can and will result in dismissal from the course with a failing grade,
and may result in other more serious sanctions by the College of Education.
Syllabus Changes: I reserve the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If any change is made, students
have the right to be immediately notified by the instructor.
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