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Distance Education · Visual and Performing Arts · Kinesiology - KINE

Aerobic Walking

  • Fall 2021
  • Section N10 CRN-18211
  • 1 Credits
  • 08/30/2021 to 12/16/2021
  • Modified 08/29/2021

Meeting Times

  • 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

This is an online class.  There is not an assigned class time.  All class activities will be conducted online using eCampus except for the three Physical Exams scheduled during the semester.  Access to a computer with an internet connection is essential in completing this class

Contact Information

Michael 'Mac' McBride

[email protected]

Office: 979-830-4922 

Office Hours: Mondays 9:00-10:00am 

(I am also available outside of these office hours) 


A beginning level course emphasizing the fundamentals of walking, overall fitness and general nutrition. Components of proper walking form will be stressed, and weekly exercise plans will be prescribed to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


  1. Demonstrate safe and proper techniques for walking and power walking.
  2. Explain the key components of a physical fitness conditioning program.
  3. Design an individualized and personalized physical fitness program to maintain or improve overall fitness.
  4. Measure and improve on cardiovascular and muscular endurance through a 1mile, 1.5 mile and 2 mile  walking exam.
  5. Identify healthy nutritional options and benefits of consuming a well-balanced diet.


Fitness through Aerobics, Jan Galen Bishop, 9th edition, 2014

Access to a computer with an internet connection

Appropriate workout apparel/gear, hydrator and towel

Course Requirements

This is an online course. The workouts will be on your own time. This is an Aerobic Walking class that spans 16 weeks. It is imperative that you plan your weeks out so that you can schedule time to complete your work because there are multiple walks each week. You will both watch and create videos, undergo, psychomotor testing, and or psychomotor practice, participate in discussion forums and complete written assignments. The majority of the course will be completed on eCampus. Access to eCampus will be essential. There will be weekly assignments to be completed by a specific date and time to receive credit. 


There will be seven separate discussion topics throughout this course, three written assignments,  fourteen Journal entries, and a final.   

Late work will not be accepted. 

Access to a computer is essential for the completion of these tasks.  Computer access on the Brenham campus is in the Library and the Bullock Building Computer Lab (979-830-4298).  The student’s responsibility is to complete the assignment by the date listed on the schedule.  Access to a computer with an internet connection is a requirement.  There are computers on campus that are available for you to use.  If you choose to use your computer at home, extensions will not be given due to computer problems.  You must make sure you work out the “bugs” by contacting “Support” to ensure your computer is working properly.


Cardiovascular testing will be done four times throughout the semester. Grades will be based on national standard times (for age) for a 1 mile walk, 1.5 mile walk, 2 mile walk and a 3.1mile walk. Missed physical exams (unless due to a Blinn excused absence) may not be made up.


A video will be posted by each student in a discussion board and each student will write a short narrative of their reasoning for picking the topic chosen and give background information. The final (December 13) requires each student to view at least five peer videos and write a 150 word response on each.   


A student can earn participation points each journal entry; however, the student must complete the journal entry to the specific requirements set for each journal to receive participation points.



Type Weight
Written Assignments 10%
Discussions 10%
Final Exam 10%
Physical Exams (Skills Tests) 30%
Journals/Participation 40%


Letter Grades



90 or above








< 60

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.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

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 maybe used to make up participation points.

Food and Drinks

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


Aerobic Walking (KINE-1141-N10)

16 Week Course Schedule


Week One

Meeting Details

Lecture Hours

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Submit eCampus Student Orientation Certificate

Hello! Who are you? VIDEO introduction & Discussion Topic (Discussion)



Sunday, September 5, 2021

Journal One - due (Dropbox)

Week One Discussion (Discussion)

Target Heart Rates  (Dropbox)



Week Two

Meeting Details

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Journal Two – due

SMART Goals (Quiz – external source)

SMART Goals (Dropbox)



Week Three

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Journal Three – due (Dropbox)

What ‘cha wearing? (Discussion)



Week Four

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Journal Four – due (Dropbox)

One Mile Baseline? (Discussion)

Course Feedback (Survey)



Week Five

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Journal Five – due (Dropbox)

Perfect Shoe (Dropbox)



Week Six

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Journal Six – due (Dropbox)

Believe it or not (Discussion)



Week Seven

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Journal Seven – due (Dropbox)

Half way check in (Discussion)



Week Eight

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Journal Eight – due (Dropbox)

1.5 mile times (Discussion)



Week Nine

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Journal Nine – due (Dropbox)

Carrots & Cupcakes (Discussion)



Week Ten

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Journal Ten – due (Dropbox)

MyPlate (Dropbox)



Week Eleven

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Journal Eleven – due (Dropbox)

Training for a 10K (Dropbox)



Week Twelve

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Journal Twelve – due (Dropbox)

2 Mile Test (Discussion)



Week Thirteen

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving – School Closed



Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving – School Closed



Friday, November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving – School Closed



Saturday, November 27, 2021

Thanksgiving – School Closed



Sunday, November 28, 2021

Journal Thirteen – due (Dropbox)

Exercising Your Brain (Discussion)



Week Fourteen

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Journal Fourteen – due (Dropbox)

Reflection (Discussion)

3.5mile(5K) Times (Discussion)



Week Fifteen

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Journal Fifteen – due (Dropbox)

Final Preparation (Dropbox)

Final Part One (Discussion)



Week Sixteen

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Final Part One (Discussion)

Final Part Two (Dropbox)




Total Course Hours = 48 hours

Course calendar and related activities
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