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Master Course Syllabus · Kinesiology · Kinesiology and Health - PHED

Concepts of Physical Fitness

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/01/2019 to 08/31/2019
  • Modified 08/06/2019

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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.



Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

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

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

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


NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training

  • Author: National Academy of Sport Medicine
  • Publisher: Jones and Barlett
  • Edition: 6th
  • ISBN: 978-1-284-16008-6
  • Availability: Blinn College Bookstore

Website Study Guide

NASM Certified Personal Trainer Bundle

  • Availability: Blinn College Bookstore

Course Requirements



Resulting grade and related performance levels
Grade Range Notes
A 90-100
B 80-89.99
C 70-79.99
D 60-69.99
F 59.99 and below

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to attend all classes promptly and regularly. A record of attendance is maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations.

Students who accrue one week worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences will be administratively withdrawn from class.

There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
  2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. Military service.

Examples of unexcused absences include, but not limited to: illness, doctor appointments, hospitalization, personal business, court appearance, vehicle breakdowns, or other unrelated business is not excused.  Exams for another class, or other school related business is not excused.

Students: you must report an absence to your instructor, using your Blinn College email account ( within 24 hours of the class period missed for consideration to be excused.  Your instructor will require official documentation to determine whether the absence is excused or unexcused.  Absences will not be excused at a later date if this procedure is not followed. Classes missed because you were Administratively Withdrawn from the class due to absences is not an excused absence.

What is attendance for my class?

Face to Face:

It is your responsibility to be on time. You will be marked tardy after 5 minutes of the classes starting.


  1. face to face: It is your responsibility to be on time. You will be marked tardy after 5 minutes of the classes starting.
  2. online portion: Attendance is based on assignment completion. To be counted present for the online portion, you must complete all assignments before the weekly deadline.

"Attendance in a blended course is counted both in the in class and online portions.


Attendance is based on assignment completion. To be counted present for the online portion, you must complete all assignments before the weekly deadline.

"Attendance in an online course is counted as one week of absences. Two incomplete weeks of assignments will result in an administrative drop.

What if I get dropped and I want back in the course?

If you are dropped after missing 2 weeks’ worth of class, you may appeal.

Students wishing to appeal an administrative withdrawal should consult their instructor first and fill out a Blinn College Student Reinstatement form. If the faculty member agree to the reinstatement request then the student and faculty completes the upper portion of the form and it is submitted to the Division Operations Coordinator.

If the faculty member does not agree to the Reinstatement Form and the student has the right to appeal. The APPEAL process is outlined on the bottom of the Reinstatement form.

 It is the student’s responsibility to initiate each step of the appeals process. The designee for Health and Kinesiology is Dr. Shelly Peacock. Contact her by your by e-mail, for an appointment to discuss the appeal.  Her email address is [email protected] This whole process (including decision) must be completed in 5 school days.

Whose responsibility is it to drop a course?

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. ( Blinn College Board Policy ECC Local). Students interested in dropping a course or withdrawing from school may do so by logging into myBlinn and clicking on “add/drop +/-" link, and then selecting the current registration term and “webdrop” from the action drop down menu. The final step is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking submit. Students should contact Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800 for assistance with webdrop or to drop due to: severe illness, care for a sick, injured, or needy person, death of a close relative/relation, military duty, military duty of a close relative/relation, or change in work schedule.

What is the acceptable behavior in class?

The Health and Kinesiology department has the expectation that you will do the following:

  1. Be on time.
  2. Stay awake.
  3. Participate in the course.
  4. Focus on the presented materials and not other subject matter.
  5. Will refrain from using any types of electronic devices such as cell phones or ear buds unless it is used as a supplement for the course.
  6. When communicating face to face or online, it is done in a respectful and appropriate manner.

The instructor has the right to ask a student to leave due to a disruption or a behavior listed above or one that the instructor deems necessary.

If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference within two school days of being notified of the suspension from class. This statement reflects step one of three possible steps in the incivility process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the  Blinn College Catalog and in  Blinn College Board Policy FLB (LOCAL) .

Can I turn in my assignments late?

  • If you miss any of the assignments you will be given a grade of “0” for that assignment.  I will NOT go back and reopen assignments. 
  • Assignments/Tests missed due to the official Blinn College excused absence policy are eligible for make-up.  Verification of these absences is mandatory.
  • Participation points may be made up outside class.

What other things do I need to know?

Student E-Mail Account

Blinn College has a student e-mail account for every student.  It is the student’s responsibility to check this e-mail account daily for important information. 

Computer/eCampus Related Problems

If you experience eCampus problems you must submit a Help Desk Ticket.  Save the correspondence that you have with the Distance Education Department.  If the problem was Blinn’s fault (e.g. eCampus was down, etc.) then the assignment will be extended for you.  You must notify us of this problem and present to us the correspondence that you had with the Distance Education Department before the semester ends.  We will not be able to help you after the semester ends.

Computer Access

Computer access on the Bryan Campus is in The Library, The Learning Center (second floor of Library) and in the Open Computer Lab in the Health Building, room H-225B.   Computer access at the Brenham campus is in the Bullock lab and the library. There is also computer labs at RELLIS, Sealy, Bryan Collegiate, and Schulenburg campuses. Ask your instructor for specific directions.

Extra Credit

Throughout the semester , there may be events that may used to make up participation points.

Food and Drinks

No food in the classroom; beverages with lids are permitted.