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Programming Fitness/Leisure Activities

Course Details

Course Number
KNES 3203
Section Number
KNES 3203
Fall 2013
Ferguson Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

9:30 - 10:50 Tuesday/Thursday

Sandra Shawver (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Leisure Program Planning and Delivery
Provides comprehensive three tep plan for successful programming of leisure services and operational management of program systems in recreation & leisrue service organizations.
Course Objectives
  1. Students will use effective group process skills as members of a team to initiate, organize and deliver group projects and presentations.
  2. Students will acquire, synthesize, evaluate and use information gathered to make sound administrative decisions.
  3. Students will gain knowledge of effective administrative, budgeting and marketing practices in the recreational and leisure service field.
  4. Students will gain knowledge and experience in planning, organizing, managing special events in leisure, recreation, or sport venues.
  5. Students will gain knowledge about the professional opportunities available through sport and leisure services.
Course Expectations


1.       Class participation

(26 out of 28 days not including final exam)

Inappropriate attire for presentations

      2. Pre – Survey

      3. a)Quiz (6 drop lowest )

          b) Discussion Posts (4)                                            

     4. Interview Project

          -  Job Description

         -   Job Responsibilities

         -  Group Interview

         -  Personal Resume                                    

     5. Budget

     6.  Grant Project

         -  Application

           - Presentation to class



      7.  Special Event Project


            - Brochure

            - Announcement/Article

            - Event Volunteer (5 hours)


     8.  Risk Management List

    9.   Port Folio

  10.  Final Exam

Grading Standards


620 - 670


570– 619


509 – 569


430 – 508


    0 - 429

Submission Format Policy

All assignments will be due at the beginning of class on the day that they are due. All assignments, unless otherwise noted must be typed in 11or 12 point font. All discussion posts and research papers must be developed using APA Formatting.  Any WebCT assignments must be turned in by the time designated on the day they are due unless otherwise stated


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.
Late Paper Policy



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

All students are expected to attend all classes. If a student is not in class they will not receive participation points for that day. Any course material or assignments are the responsibility of the student to get and turn in on time if they are absent.  Students that come in late will not receive the full participation points for that specific day (more than 5 minutes late will be subject to lower participation points for said day).


Other Policies

During this course you will be expected to deal with your subject area, your instructors, your peers, and your colleagues as a professional. This includes dressing appropriately. Appropriate attire includes no inappropriate logos or information on shirts, shorts, sweats, slacks, jeans, etc. Sunglasses and hats may only be worn if we are outside) When giving a presentation to the class or taking part in the interview video business attire is expected. Business attire includes slacks with a collared or button down shirt with or without a tie. Jackets are optional for the men. Shirts must be tucked in and slacks worn appropriately. Women must wear either business appropriate slacks and top or a dress or skirt with an appropriate top. Tennis shoes, and flip flops are not business appropriate attire! Cell phones are to be turned off during the class period.  Any one seen using their phone in class will be subject to consequences as determined by the instructor.

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

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at