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Programming Fitness/Leisure Activities

Course Details

Course Number
KNES 3203
Section Number
KNES 3203
Fall 2010
Ferguson Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Tuesday & Thursday

                9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Sandra Shawver (view Profile)
Course Objectives

Students will:

1.  Use effective group process skills as members of a team to initiate, organize and deliver group projects and presentations.

2. Acquire synthesize, evaluate and use information gathered to make sound administrative decisions.

3. Gain knowledge of effective administrative, budgeting and marketing practices in the recreational and leisure service field.

4. Gain knowledge and experience in planning, organizing, managing special events in leisure, recreation or sport venues.

5. Gain knowledge about he professional opportunities available through sport and leisure services.

Course Expectations


1. Must complete group projects and presentations in the area of interviewing/hiring of staff, development and planning of a signature event and grant writing.

2. Must compile and submit a portfolio of completed coursework that provides evidence of their ability to undertake and complete common administrative tasks required of entry level professionals in sport, recreation and leisure services.

3. Will be able to develop building use and staff schedules, program budgets and marketing pieces that are generally used in the field.

4. Assist with the organization, set-up, and management of one special  event during the semester.

5. Perform interviews with professionals in the field of sport and leisure services to gain information on career options and opportunities after graduation

Grading Standards



640 - 700


575 – 639


515 – 574


440 – 514


    0 - 439

Final Exam 12/07/2010 8:00 A.M.
Submission Format Policy

Assignments will be submitted via hard copy in class or on WebCT as assigned.

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

All assignments will be due at beginning of class on the day that they are due. Any WebCT assignments must be turned in by the time designated on the day they are due unless otherwise stated. A deduction of 5 points per day will be enforced if an assignment is turned in late.

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, but due to unforeseen circumstances each student in KNES 3203 will be allowed two (2)  absences without lowering their grade. Any course material or assignments are the responsibility of the student to get and turn in on time if they are absent. For each absence after two (2) that are unexcused, the student will be deducted 3 points for each successive unexcused absence. If a student is physically unable to participate due to illness or injury, an alternative activity option will be given by the instructor

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 (no hats in class, 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) Cell phones are to be turned off during the class period.

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