Walking & Aerobic Fitness

Course Details

Course Number
KNES 1291
Section Number
KNES 1291
Fall 2011
D.L. Ligon Coliseum
Classroom Number
Days & Times
MWF 8:00-8:50
Bill Maskill (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

  1. Develop enjoyable life long activity
  2. Develop a healthy life style
  3. Improved cardiovascular conditioning
  4. Improved flexibility
  5. Lecture over walking specific subjects

Course Expectations

  1. Socks and supportive shoes (Running shoes, cross training shoes, walking shoes)
  2. Comfortable athletic wear. Shirst must be worn.
  3. No sandals, flip-flops, dress shoes, etc.

Grading Standards

Each student will be graded on 3 criteria: attendance, participation and their daily log. Students can not passs the course if they do not turn in a daily log.

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

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Each student is allowed 3 absences for MWF classes and 2 absences for TR classes. Each unexcused absence thereafter will affect the final grade in a negative manner.

For MWF classes, once the student obtains a 4th absence the best grade one may obtain is a B, at the 5th absence--a C, at the 6th absence--a D. If students obtain a 7th absence he/she should drop the class or a grade of F will be received.

For TR classes, once the student obtains a 3rd absence the best grade one may obtain is a B, at the 4th absence--a C, ath the 5th absence--a D. If students obtain a 6th absence, he/she should drop the class or a grade of F will be received.

Any excused absence must be made up or it will remain an absence and will affect the student's final grade in the manner as an unexcused absence.



Other Policies

PARTICIPATION GRADE: Each day a student attends class and participates in class activities, they will be given full credit for participation. To receive one's participation grade students must actively participate in the entire class period. Attending, staying for a portion of the class, and then signing out will be treated like an absence.


Midwestern State University does not discrimiate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities. It is the policy of Midwestern State University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program or activity at the University. MSU provides academic accommodation and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements. Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Disability Support Services office to discuss your specific needs. Please contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4140 in room 168 Clark Student Center to coordinate reasonalbel accommodation for students with documented disabilities.


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

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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