SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY, DANCE, & ATHLETICS
BODY CONDITIONING SYLLABUS, FALL 2011
Instructor: Coach Karen Stanley
Class meets: Fridays, 9:00am – 10:45am, #934, BAILEY FIELD
Office hours: Tauzer 962, 10:30am-11:45am , or by appointment
Contacts:(707)524-1815 Santa Rosa,(707)778-4118 Petaluma, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is a participation activity class, designed to introduce beginning body conditioning and
physical fitness concepts to the student new to physical fitness. The main concepts that the students
will learn are: Cardiovascular fitness through jogging/running, flexibility though Yoga-based
stretches, and muscular strength through the use of Stability Balls.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1. Improve her/his own level of aerobic cardiovascular fitness throughout the semester by
participation in a 30-45 minute jog/run program.
2. Improve overall joint and muscle flexibility by learning proper Yoga-based stretches.
3. Improve her/his own muscular strength by learning and performing Stability Ball exercises.
4. Be able to design their own physical fitness program for their future use.
5. Learn to enjoy the positive physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be derived from
physical fitness, and be able to appreciate physical fitness as a life long value and way of life.
1. Proper workout attire must be worn. Rain Gear is recommended in rainy weather.
2. Shorts or sweat pants, t-shirts or sweatshirts. No jeans, or “street/work/school clothes”.
3. Proper workout shoes must be worn, cross-trainers, running/jogging shoes.
No street shoes, boots, or sandals are allowed.
4. A small towel is required for each student, mainly to wipe off the stability balls after use.
5. You may bring your own water bottle.
6. Each student may obtain a locker for the semester. You must supply your own lock.
7. NO IPODS or other electronic equipment during “instructional” segments of class.
EVALUATION AND GRADING POLICY:
1.) Participation: Total of 50% of your Grade
Non-Participation/Attendance of class sessions will affect your grade:
Missing (out of 17 for the semester) 0-1 (90-100%) = A; 2 (80-89%) = B; 3 (70-79%) = C/P;
4 (60-69%) = D/NP; 5 or more (59% and below) = F.
Roll will be taken APPROXIMATELY THE FIRST 5 MINUTES of class.
If you come in after this time, you will be counted as ABSENCE. No exceptions.
THIS WILL GO INTO EFFECT BEGINNING THE 3RD WEEK OF CLASSES
Participation is based on your attendance and working out in all class sessions. Jogging is required.
Walking is not allowed, (medical exceptions only) and will result in dismissal from class.
Graded students and Pass/No Pass students are graded the same.
To receive a “Pass”, students must earn a “C” grade or better.
If you are sick or injured, DO NOT COME TO CLASS! Go get a Doctor’s note instead!!!
Excused Absences: Doctors‟ Medical note (for you, or your child if they live with you); Dentist‟s
Medical note; school event with proof; Military Duty with note; Jury Duty with note.
NO OTHER ABSENCES ARE EXCUSABLE.
2.) Written Examinations: Total of 25% of your Grade
a.) There will be a Witten Exam given during the 9th Week of the Semester (Mid Term).
above 90% = A; 80-89% = B; 70-79% = C; 60-69% = D; 59% and below = F
b.) There are NO MAKE UPS for this Exam. (unless you have an excused absence - above)
c.) The Exam will include information from online handouts and material covered in class.
3.) Practical Examinations: Total of 25% of your Grade
PART ONE = 10% of Grade
a) Pre-Fitness Testing will be the 3rd week of class; Post-Fitness Testing will be the week prior to Finals week.
b) BOTH sets of tests are mandatory to receive this 10 % part of your grade.
c) You will also be required to turn in a COVER SHEET of your Pre and Post Fitness Test Scores.
d) Completing ALL the pre and post Fitness Tests, and turning in your Fitness Cover Sheet
will = „A‟ Grade for this portion of the class, missing any portion will = „F‟ Grade.
* Fitness Testing includes: a cardio-test, heart rates, sit-ups, push-ups, balancing, and a flexibility test.
PART TWO = 15% of Grade
a) Each student will be asked to teach (5) Strength Exercises, (stability ball, bands, body weight)
each worth 3 points, for a total 15 points.
b) 1 point for identifying primary Muscle(s) involved, 1 point for proper Demonstration of
exercise, and 1 point for explaining proper Technique(s) .
c) The Practical Tests will take place for 3 to 4 weeks, ending two weeks prior to Finals Week.
Approximately 5 students will be tested each class session during this time.
4. RECOMMENDED TEXT BOOKS:
“Strength Ball Conditioning” by Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist, ISBN #:13: 978-0-7360-6697-6
“Vegetarian Sports Nutrition” by D. Enette Larson-Meyer, ISBN #: 13:978-0-7360-6361-6
Publishers for both texts: Human Kinetics.
Available at SRJC Bookstore (s); SRJC Library(s) on Reserve; and by purchasing the text online at
4.) Make-up Policy:
Students may “make up” a missed class by:
a.) watching the film “Food, Inc.” on their own, and writing a 1 page report.
b.) watching any video on http://www.exerciseismedicine.org/ and writing a 1 page report.
The FINAL for this class meets: FRIDAY, Dec 23, between 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM