Walking-Aerobic Fitness

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
Sikes Lake
Days & Times

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00am - 10:50am

Richard L Renner (view Profile)


Course Objectives

When a student completes Fitness Walking, he/she will be able to:

  • Identify the components of an effective fitness program and explain how walking contributes to the success of this program.
  • Develop realistic and measurable fitness walking goals.
  • Monitor and demonstrate improvement in individual fitness walking performance.
  • Understand how fitness walking complements a successful weight management program
  • Understand how a fitness walking program complements a stress management program and promotes mental well-being 

Course Expectations

  1. Classroom Participation:
  2. If you miss class, you miss participation points.  Medical emergencies will be reviewed with proper documentation.
  3.  If an injury prevents you from participating in the class activity, it is your responsibility to meet with the instructor to be assigned an alternative, appropriate activity.  Failure to do so will result in loss of participation points.  Thus, an injury is not an acceptable excuse for missing class.


  • Any student who misses four or more classes can legally be dropped from the class.  Coming to class late or leaving early will result in loss of participation points. 
  •   2 – 10 minutes = 1 point
  • 11 – 15 minutes = 2 points
  • 16 – 20 minutes = 3 points
  • 21 – 40 minutes = 4 points
  •         41 + min   = 5 points


  1. Realizing Your Personal Fitness Goals:

At the beginning of the semester each student will develop performance goals that he/she wishes to achieve by the end of the semester. Students are evaluated on the quality of the program they develop to achieve this goal, on the quality of the data that documents individual performance throughout the semester, and on a summary performance analysis that is completed at the end of the semester.

  1. Gathering Personal Performance Data:

Each student is expected to measure his/her performance in class throughout the course. This data-gathering project takes 2 forms: (1) Log: Each student will maintain a log of the walks that they complete inside and outside of class. These logs will contain information on the amount of time walked, heart rate, and any additional information the student wishes to include (e. g., weather, mood). (2) 1-mile timed walks: Students will participate in timed 1-mile walks at various times during the semester and compare their achievements against normative times for men and women in their age group.

    4. Improvement 

Grading Standards


Class Participation (record daily workout)

5 points X 32 days = 160 points

Log and Timed walks

40 points


 15 points

Fitness Goals

15 points 

A: 230 -  207 points

                                    B: 206 – 184 points

                                    C: 183 – 161 points

                                    D: 160 – 138 points

                                    F: 137 – Less points 

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

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Attendance Requirements

You have 4 unexcused absences. Then you will not get credit for participation points.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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