Conditioning Activities

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2010
Outdoor Recreation Center
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am - 10:50 am

Richard L Renner (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

The objective of this physical activity class is to offer a variety of activities to do in order to obtain a better conditioned body.  

Course Expectations

Requirements of the class:

  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.
  4. 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. 
  5.   2 – 10 minutes = 1 point
  6. 11 – 15 minutes = 2 points
  7. 16 – 20 minutes = 3 points
  8. 21 – 40 minutes = 4 points
  9.         41 + min   = 5 points
  10. Midterm and Final Exam over the rules
  11. Skill test
  12. Improvement 

Submission Format Policy





Class Participation (record daily workout)

5 points X 44 days = 220 points

Two exams

200 points

Final Day

15 points


Grading Scale:






435 - 392


391 - 352


351 - 316


315 - 284


283 - 0 

Extra Credit: During the course of the semester, I will give students the opportunity to earn extra points by participating in several fitness/health activities.  

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

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. 

  1.   2 – 10 minutes = 1 point
  2. 11 – 15 minutes = 2 points
  3. 16 – 20 minutes = 3 points
  4. 21 – 40 minutes = 4 points
  5.          41 + min   = 5 points

Other Policies

Course Procedure: Each week students will participate in sports related activities designed to improve your overall physical fitness.

Dress: No Street clothes, low pants showing underwear, tank tops, short T-shirts, sports-bra w/o shirt, or mini-shorts will be allowed.  If appropriate clothing is not worn, the student will be asked to leave and will not receive participation points. Dress appropriately for the activity.  Good support shoes or running shoes are recommended over tennis or aerobic shoes.  Make sure you wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions.  Jeans are NOT appropriate for jogging! 


Classroom Courtesy:  Students who do not respect the rights of others to state their questions and participate in discussions will be removed from the class and disciplinary actions will be taken as stated in the student handbook.  Students who treat other students or the instructor with disrespect will be dealt in the same fashion. Academic policies on Student Disciplinary Procedures and Complaint/Grievance Policy are found in your student hand book.


Exception to the rules:  Please read all the rules and regulations carefully.  No exceptions will be made.  If you have questions during the semester as to a rule, I will refer you to the syllabus.  Keep in mind; I cannot make an exception for YOU that I do not make for all the students in my stated rules and regulations. Any student who cheats on any exam will fail the test.  If the student cheats again, they will fail the course. 

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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