Course Syllabus Walking For Fitness - PHYE 105 – C01 1 Credit Hour M W F 12:00 – 12:50pm & Saturday 9-11am Semester/Year: Spring 2008 Office Number: GRM/LAC room 219 Instructor: Kat Powell Office Phone: (208) 732-6685 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hour: email or call anytime COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for all ages and levels of fitness. It emphasizes body mechanics and identifies concepts so the student may have a lifetime of walking enjoyment. It involves weekly goal setting incentives and focuses on a variety of walking experiences for fun and cardiovascular improvement. PREREQUISITES: None REQUIRES TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLIES: All students must have a CSI Student Handbook to journal walking and goals. COURSE OBJECTIVE: By the end of this course student will be able to walk continuously for forty minutes at a minimum heart rate range of 65% max and make appropriate individual safety modifications. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENTS: Learning Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate appropriate safety practices Activity: Students will complete a pre/post safety assessment to measure progression of safety knowledge Outcome Assessment: Post safety assessment. Learning Outcome 2: Students will improve and/or maintain their level of cardiovascular fitness throughout the semester. Activity: Students will measure their resting heart rates and perform a timed one-mile pre-post walking assessment test. Outcome Assessment: Pre-and post-assessment. Upon the completion of this course, students will fulfill objectives 2, 3, and 4 of the following Physical Education Program objectives: 1) To provide a high-quality university parallel education for students seeking careers in elementary and secondary physical education. 2) To provide a high quality education to serve the needs of degree and non-degree seeking students interested in personal fitness enhancement, health education, first aid, and skill development associated with intercollegiate athletics. 3) To provide a life long fitness and wellness education helping to fulfill the graduation components for students who are pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree. 4) To provide effective fitness enhancement, health education, and involvement for community members. 5) To provide fitness enhancement and wellness education for seniors. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: 1. Attendance is required to be successful in this class. 2. Posture evaluation and walking technique lab – helps the student learn about proper walking technique. 3. Absence Policy - An absence is considered to be less than 30 minutes of active participation. School activities and doctors’ notes are the only acceptable reason for an excused absence. Should some unforeseen emergency occur (i.e. death in the family) it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor ASAP to discuss options. 4. Complete and turn in the health history form first week of class. If anything on the health history changes during the course of the semester, i.e.... pregnancy, medications, injuries etc., please notify the instructor immediately. 5. Come to class prepared for and dress in appropriate walking attire for indoor or outdoor activity and bring plenty of water. (Not having correct clothes is not an excusable absence). 6. Transportation to different walking sites is necessary. 7. The pre and post tests are required to be successful in this course. GRADING: Karvonen Formula 10 pts Health History 5pts Posture Evaluation 5 pts Walking Technique Eval 5 pts Pre/Post Assessment 10 pts Group Scavenger Hunt 25 pts Weekly Journal (6 weeks/5 pt each) 60 pts Attendance 100 pts Students will be allowed to miss 4 days after which 5 pts will be taken for every day missed after the 4th day. WEEKLY JOURNALING: Weekly journaling should be kept in your CSI Student Handbook o The first week of class, develop a goal for the class o Write a short-term goal for each up-coming week that helps you move toward your class goal o Record daily walks to include time, distance, intensity and personal comments o On Saturday comment on reaching your planned goal for that week, adjust as necessary o Journals are due at the beginning of class on Monday – NO LATE JOURNALS EXCEPTED GROUP SCAVENGER HUNT Each student will be assigned to a 4-5 member group and assigned a date to prepare a scavenger hunt for the class Locations for the hunt can be on campus or close to campus, but it should be safe and easy to get to the locations Students will be grading on creativity (10), organization/preparedness (10), and group participation evaluation (5) GRADE SCALE: Your final grade will be based upon the following percentages of total points: 90% to 100% A 80% to 89% B 70% to 79% C 60% to 69% D 50% and under F It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course. During the first two weeks of the term, a student may drop a course or completely withdraw without it being recorded on the student's official transcript. After the first two weeks a “W” will be recorded in any course the student drops. A student desiring to drop a course during the first two weeks of the term may do so on-line. In order to drop or completely withdraw after the first two weeks, the student must complete and submit a drop or complete withdrawal form to the Admissions and Records Office. NOTE: No course may be dropped or withdrawn from after 75% of the course or twelve weeks of the term has elapsed, whichever is earlier CSI E-MAIL: 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: email@example.com. Students can check their CSI e- mail online at http://students.csi.edu. Instructors and various offices send messages to these 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. TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE: Week 1-3/24/08 – Health History, Karvonen Formula, Walk/Posture lab and eval, 1 mile walk, Sat. CSI Fitness Trail Week 2-3/31/08 – Mon. & Wed. campus walk, Frid. #1 Scavenger hunt, Sat. Visitor Center Rim trail walk Week 3-4/7/08 – Mon. & Wed. campus walk, Frid. #2 Scavenger hunt, Sat. Hancock Fabric Rim trail walk Week 4-4/14/08 – Mon. & Wed. campus walk, Frid. #3 Scavenger hunt, Sat. Centennial Park grade walk Week 5-4/21/08 – Mon. & Wed. campus walk, Frid. #4 Scavenger hunt, Sat. Shoshone Falls trail walk Week 6-4/28/08 – Mon. & Wed. campus walk, Frid. 1 mile post, Sat. Rock Creek Canyon trail ON-LINE COURSE EVALUATION STATEMENT: To help instructors continually improve courses, students are strongly encouraged to go online to http://evaluation.csi.edu and complete anonymous evaluations which open two weeks before the end of the course and close the last day of class. When students enter the site, they find evaluations for their enrolled courses. Thank you for this valuable input! DISABILITIES: 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. 208.732.6250 (voice) or 208.734.9929 (TTY), or e-mail Candida Mumford, firstname.lastname@example.org.