FITNESS PROGRAMS (HFS 034P)
I. Course Objectives:
To detail the meaning and importance of physical fitness.
To assist the student in the acquisition of basic knowledge related to
exercise programs, weight training, and conditioning.
To develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages inherent
in various exercise programs.
To improve the student's physical capacities through participation in specified
training programs and experiences.
To develop an appreciation for the importance of exercise in maintenance
of a healthy body.
No formal text is required. You will be responsible for information
covered in class* and also readings assigned by your instructor. Read
article titled "Your Physical Activity Program" which can be accessed by going to the
Wittenberg home page, clicking on Students, and then selecting Moodle.
Read article ASAP.
*Bring a notebook and pencil to class each day to take notes.
Instructor's subjective evaluation of performance and participation in
Submission of Exercise Chart record (neat and complete) of your performance in class.
Each class date must be filled in with accurate information.
If you perform your program outside of class time, do not record
on your class Exercise Chart. If you would like an additional
Exercise Chart for your personal use, ask
your instructor. You must include all designated information, calculations,
and results on your Exercise Chart.**
Examination on information presented in class and assigned readings.
This test must be passed at the 75th percentile or higher to pass the course. If the 75th
percentile is not achieved, the student will be given another test. If the 75th percentile is not
achieved on the second test, the student will fail the course.
By HFS Department Policy, more than two absences in this course (3 hours
of instruction) will result in an NC grade for the course or W when dropped by the
university designated deadline. Being late to class twice will equate
to one (1) absence. Students will not be permitted to leave class
Any absence related to illness, death(s), interview(s), field trip(s),
etc. should be cleared by the instructor and will be counted towards
your maximum of two absences for the course. Therefore, it is recommended
you not "take-cuts" as this could result in your failure of this course.
V. Honor Statement
Students will be asked to sign an Honor Statement:
"I will only record accurate data and information on my Exercise Chart.
If I have not done it - I will not record it. Also, I affirm that my behavior during the
final examination for this course will uphold the highest standards of honesty and academic
integrity at Wittenberg, and that I will neither give nor receive any unauthorized assistance."
"I understand that any violation of the University's Code of Academic Integrity will be treated
seriously and reported. Academic dishonesty may result in an XF grade (Failed because of cheating)
placed on the student's transcript as well as referral to the Honor council."
Dr. Tom Martin
Office Hours: will be announced and by appointment
Office Phone: 327-6470
Web Page: http://www.wittenberg.edu/~tmartin
**Go to my Web Page at http://www.wittenberg.edu/~tmartin and link to
the Fitness Programs (HFS 034P) web page to find helpful and related
information. For example, you can link to a site that will calculate
your Body Mass Index (BMI) - go to
http://www.mayoclinic.com (Mayo Clinic), then search for Calculators.
Record your BMI on your Exercise Chart and
look up your Weight/Obesity and Health Risk Classifications, based on
BMI, in Table 1.3 - found in your required reading.
There are also other links that will lead to additional
health-related information - e.g.
http://www.fitness.gov (The President's
Council on Physical Fitness and Sports), and
http://www.acsm.org (American College of Sports