Concepts of Fitness & Wellness

Course Details

Course Number
KNES 1503
Section Number
KNES 1503
Fall 2011
Days & Times
TBA as necessary to collect FitnessGram data
Sandra Shawver (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Fit & Well 9th Edition
Authors: Thomas D. fahey, Paul M. Insel & Walton T. Roth Core Concepts and Labs in Physical Fitness & Wellness Motivates thorugh science & personal engagement.

Course Objectives

1.      Demonstrate a working knowledge of the benefits of exercise, and a physically active lifestyle.

2.      Develop physical activity behaviors associated with lifetime personal fitness and wellness.

3.      Participate in the conduction and interpretation of personal fitness assessments.

4.      Develop an age appropriate lesson plan with a focus on one of the health-related components of fitness.


Course Expectations

Students will demonstrate mastery of the objectives and dispositions by their 1) participation in class discussion, 2) completion of a written lesson plan, activitygram log, written exams and fitness plan program, 3) completion of the fitnessgram assessments.


Instructional Methods and Activities:  A variety of instructional methods are modeled during the course and include, but are not limited to the following:

1.  Traditional Experiences such as lecture, class discussion, and demonstration.

2.  Clinical Experiences group work lab exercises.

3.  WebCT will be used primarily in this course and will incorporate group work, discussions, Power Point lectures, quizzes, tests and posting/receiving assignments. It will also communicate any announcements,  and disseminate other pertinent information.

Grading Standards

Course Evaluations/Assignments:




Grading Scale: 


Exams (3)





Wellness profile & Lifestyle Evaluation





Discussion Topics (5 @ 15 pts each)





ACTIVITYGRAM Log (7 days X 5)








Below 287







Fitness Program Plan















Total Points





Submission Format Policy

All assignments must be typed for credit (work will not be accepted unless it is typed).  Grammar will be       graded as part of any assignment.

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

Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 25% point deduction for each day late. Any

      assignment more than 4 days late will receive a 0.

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


Other Policies

         The office of Disability Support Services provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations information and assistance, arranges accommodations and staff. The office has assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software that can be lent to qualified individuals. A student/Employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services. Documentation of Disability from a competent professional is required.


        In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documents disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a documented disability, please contact the instructor before classroom accommodations can be provided.  The Disability Support Services may be contacted at 940-397-4140 (voice), 940-397-4515 (TDD),, or visit 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.


Plagiarism Statement:

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a limited right in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The limited right shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the students work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes. from Student Handbook

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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