Central Park Campus

FALL 2016


Course Number: PHED 1338


Course Title:  Concepts of Physical Fitness


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: C03

Meeting Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM TR

Meeting Location: E-102


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 is designed to familiarize students with knowledge, understanding and values of health related fitness and its influence on the quality of life emphasizing the development and implementation of fitness programs. Lab required.


Course Credit Hours: 3       

Lecture Hours:  2

Lab Hours: 2

Clinical/Recitation Hours:  


Placement Assessment(s):




Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment




Course Resources: “Practical Applications and Assessments for Fitness and Wellness”, Kendall Hunt 2009, Tony D. Airhart




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

1.      Describe the elements of health related physical fitness, performance related physical fitness, inactivity, and hypokinetic diseases on health and wellness.

2.      Distinguish the influence of personal behavior and responsibility on the development, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases, stress, and addictions.

3.      Compare and contrast the relationships among physical activity, nutrition, and body composition.

4.      Participate in physical fitness activities that will aid in assessing personal health related fitness.

5.      Design, implement, and evaluate fitness programs to promote societal lifetime physical fitness.


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



·         Additional Student Learning Outcomes:  :  Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1.      Demonstrate knowledge of the basic scientific principles of exercise, and apply the principles to physical activity.

2.      Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific evidence that exists supporting the value of physical fitness, sound nutritional practices, stress management, and regular exercise.


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

                                    1. Quizzes (4) 25 pts. Ea.                100 pts.

                                    2. Labs      (20) 2 pts. Ea.                 40 pts.

                                    3. Weekly Activity (15) 2 pts. Ea.   30 pts.

                                     4. Nutrition Video Assignment       30 pts.               

                                    5. Final      (1) 100 pts                     100 pts.                       

                                                                             TOTAL:   300 pts.




                                                 Scale: 300 – 270 = A

                                                            269 – 240 = B

                                                            239 – 210 = C

                                                            209 – 180 = D

                                                            179 – 0     = F






1.      Quizzes:  There will be five (5) quizzes throughout the semester.  Each quiz will be worth 25 points. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. Quiz content will be derived from the text readings, notes and labs.  All quizzes will be taken on Canvas. There will be no make-ups for missed quizzes. You will have 24 hours to complete each quiz when it is available.


2.      Labs:  There will be a number of labs done in class and out of class. Most will come from the Lab Manual.  Each lab must be complete for credit. No partial credit will be given.


3.      Weekly Activity               


            Each student will be required to exercise one hour a week and log their activity using an app such as Myfitnesspal.com, Runkeeper, Fitbit or record your exercise on the Activity Report Form.  A number of appropriate apps are listed below. Choose one that can provide a record of your activity. If you do not have access to a smart phone or other tracking device you will need to use a pedometer to record steps, distance and heart rate. You have three options to submit a record of your activity for a grade.



Option #1- Once you set up a profile on the Nutriwellness website, access code and instructions are on the inside front cover of your lab manual, use the log exercise function to track your exercises for this activity hour that is required. Each week email the report of your exercises to the instructor. The subject line MUST read “PHED1338 Lab Hour” in order to receive credit.


Option #2- Download an app that helps you organize your exercise sessions.  You can use Fitbit, Myfitnesspal, Runkeeper or any other similar app.  Take a screenshot of your activity and e-mail to instructor.  The subject line MUST read “PHED1338 Lab Hour” in order to receive credit.

Option #3 - Complete a hard copy of the weekly activity report and bring to the instructor during “Concepts Lab Hours” listed on the syllabus.  This form will ask specifically for which activity you performed (cardiovascular, strength training, flexibility), exercise heart rate and length of time performed.  Your instructor will sign the form each week. 


These are a few of the fitness apps that are free and can be used to track your exercise:

Run Keeper

My Fitness Pal



Map My Fitness, Running, Walking

RunMeter Pro


Other Websites:

Livestrong. Com


Myfitness pal.com




4.      Nutrition Assignment – An assignment covering aspects of nutrition will be posted on Canvas. It will consist of watching three short videos and writing a paper over the information presented as well as logging your daily nutritional intake for a period of time.


5.      Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive with most of the questions derived from the quizzes.




Requirements For Participation In Online Discussion Or Collaborative Activities:

Criteria Used To Evaluate Participation In Such Activities:

Delivery Method Of Feedback and/or Graded Material:

Standards for Instructor Response and Availability:






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 – Emergency information (weather, personal


       Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

                                                                  Stress and Stress Management

                                                                  Smart Goals


                                          Week 4 - 6 - Assessing Physical Fitness

                                                             Developing Physical Fitness

                                                             Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight

                                                             Psychology and Physical Fitness


                                           Week 7 - 9 - Maximizing Cardiorespiratory Fitness

                                                                VO2 Max

                                            Week 10 - 12- Eating for Wellness


                                                               Water, Water Everywhere

                                             Week 13 - 15- Developing Muscular Strength and Endurance

                                             Week 16 - Final