Central Park Campus

FALL 2016


Course Number: PHED 1164


Course Title:  Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness


Instructor’s Information:

Instructor’s Name: Tony D. Airhart

Office Number: E-105

Office Hours: Mon. 11:00 AM to 11:55 PM

                        Tues.  8:00 AM to 9:55 AM

                         Wed. 11:00 AM to 11:55 PM

                        Thur.   8:00 AM to 9:55 AM


Phone number: 972-548-6506

Email: Tairhart@collin.edu

Department office contact in case of emergencies:  The department office contact in case

            of emergencies is:  Office of Academic Affairs, B-122 G 214.491.6270


Class Information:

Section Number: C02

Meeting Times: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM TR

Meeting Location: E-102/E-123


If a Web, Blended, or Hybrid course, must add any relevant information regarding:

Minimum Technology Requirement:  Access to Canvas for additional labs and quizzes.

Minimum Student Skills or Technical Skills:  generally include the ability to email attachments, to upload/download documents, to use common word processing programs, and to simultaneously work on multiple browser windows.

Netiquette Expectations:  expectations for electronic discussions and mail communication


Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the lifestyle necessary for fitness and health. Student will participate in physical activities and assess their fitness status. Students will be introduced to proper nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength training.


Course Credit Hours: 1       

Lecture Hours: 

Lab Hours: 3

Clinical/Recitation Hours:  


Placement Assessment(s):




Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment




Course Resources: “Principles. Programs and Assessments for Training and Exercise”, 2nd edition, Kendall Hunt 2011, Tony D. Airhart


Supplies:  Proper workout attire and shoes required every day we meet.

Headphones or earphones for music during work outs are prohibited during class.


Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:


1.  Describe how the components of physical fitness impact health and wellness. (Communication)

2.  Explain the influence of personal behaviors and personal responsibilities on the development, treatment, and prevention of hypokinetic diseases, infectious diseases, stress, and addiction. (Communication)

3.  Summarize the relationship between physical activity, inactivity, and nutrition on weight and body composition. (Empirical and Quantitative Skills)

4.  Plan, implement, and evaluate a personal fitness program. (Critical Thinking)

5.  Develop an appreciation and positive attitude for a healthy lifestyle and the effects of global trends on physical activity.  (Social Responsibility)


Core Objectives:  Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Empirical Quantitative, Personal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, and Teamwork.



Additional Student Learning Outcomes: 


Method of Evaluation:    Grade based on evaluation of the following items:         

1. Labs: (10) 5 pts each                     50 pts.

2. Quizzes (5)                                   125 pts.

3. Personal Workout Plan             50 pts.

4. Final Exam                                  100 pts.

                                                                                               TOTAL:              325pts.     




         Scale: 325  -  292       =        A

                                                            291  -  260       =        B

                                                            259  - 227        =        C

                                                            226  - 195        =        D

                                                            194 -  0            =        F

1. Labs: The labs will be a combination of labs in the text and labs posted on Canvas. Fitness pre-test and post-test, FITT formula, Target Heart Rate and Repetition Maximum are the labs in the text. These will be done in class. 

2.   Quizzes: There will be 5 quizzes worth 25 points each covering each of the Fitness modules covered in class. All quizzes will be taken on Canvas. You will have 24 hours to complete each quiz when it is available on Canvas. There will be no make-ups of missed quizzes.

3. Each student will customize a personal workout plan to facilitate their chosen fitness outcomes

4.  Final: The final will be taken in class and will be a comprehensive final over the course material covered during the semester.




If a Web, Blended, or Hybrid course, inform students of the following points:

Attendance Policy:  Tardiness – Arriving 5 minutes or more after the start of class or leaving early, more than 5 minutes before the end of class, will result in a 1 point deduction from the final grade each time it occurs.  Arriving 10 minutes or more after the start of class will be considered an absence.

You will have two (2) excused absences, each absence after that will result in a two (2) point reduction from your final grade total.

Once you miss MORE THAN,

6 classes in a class that meets 3 times per week or

4 classes in a class that meets 2 times per week.

With any combination of authorized and/or unauthorized absences you will no longer be eligible to receive credit for the course. If you do not drop the course in accordance with the Collin College Academic Calendar official drop date, a grade of "F" will be assigned.





Withdrawal Policy:  “See the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to

withdraw.”  The last day to withdraw is October 14, 2016


Dropping a class means that you remove yourself from the class up to the census date.  Dropped classes do not appear on your official transcript.  You may now drop online up to the census date.  The last date to drop this class is Tuesday, September 6, 2016.


Withdrawal from a class means that you remove yourself from the class after the census date.  Withdrawn classes appear as a W on your official transcript but are not calculated in your grade point average.  Withdrawals are not permitted online.  Please read the Fall 2016 Registration guide or contact the admissions office for information on how to withdraw.  The last date from this class is Friday, October 14, 2016.


Americans with Disabilities Act:   Collin College will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal.  It is the student’s responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, CPC-D-118(I) or 972.548.6816 or V/TTD: 972.881.5950 in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.


Collin College Academic Policies: 


7-2.2 Scholastic Dishonesty (from the 2016-2017 Student Handbook)  

Every member of the Collin College community is expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. All work submitted for credit is expected to be the student’s own work. Collin College may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. While specific examples are listed below, this is not an exhaustive list and scholastic dishonesty may encompass other conduct, including any conduct through electronic or computerized means. Scholastic dishonesty shall involve, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts:


General Scholastic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment, credit or class work, research, and/or the award of a degree; falsifying academic records; using annotated texts or teacher’s editions; using information about exams posted on the Internet or other electronic medium; leaving a test site without authority; failing to secure test materials; and/or submitting work that is not one’s own. Students are expected to record honestly and accurately the results of all their research. Falsification of research results shall include misrepresentations, distortions, or omissions in data or reports on research. 


Plagiarism is the use of an author’s words or ideas as if they were one’s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation or patchwriting. In the preparation of all papers and other written work, students must distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from other sources. The term “sources” includes not only published primary and secondary materials, but also information and opinions gained directly from other people. Whenever ideas or facts are derived from a source, the source must be indicated by the student.


Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination or to complete an assignment; collaborating with another student during an examination without authority; using, buying, selling, soliciting, stealing, or otherwise obtaining course assignments and/or examination questions in advance; unauthorized copying of computer or Internet files; using someone else’s work for assignments as if it were one’s own; submitting or resubmitting an assignment in whole or in part (i.e. recycling an assignment) for more than one (1) class or institution without permission from each of the professors; or any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course.


Collusion is intentionally or unintentionally aiding or attempting to aid another in an act of scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to, failing to secure academic work; providing a paper or project to another student; providing an inappropriate level of assistance or unauthorized collaboration; communicating answers to a classmate about an examination or any other course assignment; removing tests or answer sheets from a test site; and allowing a classmate to copy answers.


In cases where an incident report has been filed for an alleged violation of scholastic dishonesty, the faculty member is requested to delay posting a grade for the academic work in question until the case is final. Students found responsible for scholastic dishonesty offenses will receive an authorized disciplinary penalty or penalties from the Dean of Student Office. The student may also receive an academic penalty in the course where the scholastic dishonesty took place. The faculty member will determine the appropriate academic penalty. 







Course Calendar:

Week 1-3 –Course Objectives, Fitness Principles and Components Module, Fitness Assessments

             Week 4-6 – Cardiorespiratory Endurance Module, Personal workouts

              Week 7-9 – Developing Muscular Fitness Module, Personal Workouts

              Week 15 – Post Test Fitness Assessments 

              Week 16 - Final 16 - Final