Instructor’s Name: Dr. Linda J. Muysson        Fall 2015


Office Number: SCC A219

Office Hours:  MW: 10-11, 12:15-1:15pm, T/R: 12:45-1:45pm

Phone Number: 972-881-5777 Email:



Class Information: PHED 1106 Walking and Fitness


Section Number: S01 / S02

Meeting Times: 8:30am-9:45am, T/TR, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Meeting Location: SCC BB118


Minimum Technology Requirement: N/A

Minimum Student Skills: N/A

Netiquette Expectations: N/A


Course Resources: Textbook: Airhart T. Principles, Programs and Assessments for Training and Exercise Kendall-Hunt Publishing


Supplies:  None


Attendance Policy:


2 FREE Absences…..After 2 absences have been exhausted 5 points will be deducted  from the attendance grade for each successive absence. This will impact the final grade for this class.

One make – up class will be allowed. One point will be deducted for each time the student is late or leaves early. Sitting out twice = 1 absence.


Method of Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on a point system. A total of 100 points will be used.

  1. Completion of pre and post fitness tests                        05  points
  1. Completion of nutritional awareness worksheet           10  points
  1. Walking Log                                                                         05  points
  1. Midterm                                                                                20  points
  1. Final                                                                                      20  points
  1. Attendance and Participation                                            40  points






F=59 and below


Course Calendar:             


            Midterm Exam                                                                     

            Final Exam                                                      

            Pre-Fitness Testing                                         

            Nutritional Analysis                                            

            Walking Log                                                   

            Post Fitness Testing                                       







            Midterm Exam                                      Oct. 13th                                   

            Final Exam                                            Dec. 11th           

            Pre-Fitness Testing                                Aug.27th                

            Nutritional Analysis                               Oct.20th               

            Walking Log                                         Dec.1st           

            Post Fitness Testing                              Dec.1st  


Walk/Fit Course Outline:

Week 1

      I.          Introduction to Walk/Fit Class

II.        Walking Techniques

III.       Heart Rate

IV.       Pre-Fit Test


Week 2


      I.           Health Components of fitness and wellness

II.         Skill-Related Components of fitness and wellness

III.        Benefits of exercise

IV.        Walk


Week 3


I.           Muscle Groups and Muscle function

II.         Muscle Chart

III.        Walk


Week 4


I.           Warm-up/ Cool Down

II.          Flexibility exercises

III.        Contraindicated exercises

IV.        Walk


Week 5


I.           Injuries

II.          Dehydration

III.         Environmental factors Heat/Cold

IV.         Walk


Week 6


I.            Benefits of Exercise

II.           Intro to Principles of Exercise

III.          Walk


Week 7


I.            F.I.T.T.

II.           Progression

III.          Overload

IV.          Reversibility

V.           Training Effect

VI.          Walk


Week 8


Midterm Review



I.              Energy systems

II.             Aerobic/Anaerobic

III.           Walk


Week 9


    I.               Intro to Nutrition

    II.             Nutritional Analysis due

IV.           Walk


Week 10


I.              Nutrients

II.             Walk


Week 11


I.               Nutrients Continued

II.              Cholesterol

III.            Antioxidants

IV.            Walk

Week 12


I.               Labels

II.              Food Guide Pyramid

III.            Walk


Week 13


I.               Eating disorders

II.             Vitamins

III.            Minerals

IV.            Walk


Week 14


I.               Injuries

II.             R.I.C.E.

III.           Walk


Week 15


    I.              Risk Factors of Heart Attack and Stroke

    II.             Post Fit Test

    III.           Walk Log due

    IV.            Review for Final


Week 16


I.             Final Exam