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Concordia University Department of Exercise Science see www.concordia.ca for full list of important dates e.g.

. Add/Drop by: January 20, 2015

* Keep this course outline for future academic reference *


EXCI 251/4 section 02 Winter 2015 - HC-155
PROFESSORS: LESLIE BARKER leslie.barker@concordia.ca and BRIAN MORIN brian.morin@concordia.ca
COURSE SITE: Moodle www.concordia.ca student portal select this course from your Moodle list
CONTACT: send e-mails to BOTH professors c/o 514.848.2424 (3327) available: after class / by appointment
Students will develop fundamental knowledge on the following topics + be able to apply it to real-life situations;
1. Effects of acute and chronic exercise on physical
health and wellness,
2. Determining appropriate resources to learn about and
help manage exercise and health improvements,
3. Exercise physiology, principles of training, program
development and management recommendations,
4. Stress management, including self-management
and stress-coping techniques,

Student Responsibilities:

5. Nutrition basics and weight control: risks and

Recommendations; choices and benefits
6. Basic principles of fitness and wellness selfassessment and interpretation ,
7. Behaviour change techniques to promote
lifestyle health and physical activity,
8. Strategies for incorporating activity and health
Improvements short- and long-term.

When in doubt check the course outline and Moodle, contact the professor

Reviewing all assigned readings before class and inquiring in class about any points that need clarification
will improve results in terms of learning the course material, studying effectively, and exam scores.
Attendance is not a factor in the grading scheme, but students are responsible for all information
announced in class, published in the course outline and posted on Moodle, including schedule changes,
exam / make-up dates, procedures, etc. This is not an on-line course and students are expected to
participate appropriately by being aware of all in-class activities.
Students are expected to demonstrate behaviour that shows courtesy toward other class members.
Continuous chatting, inappropriate noise, or other distracting behaviors are not consistent with learning
and will not be tolerated in order to allow all participants to focus on class activities.
Students should be familiar with course information on Moodle (course outline; announcements; lecture
outlines (.ppt files); exam study guides; question samples; exam grades; etc.).

Evaluation :
Students can expect transparency, equity, and consistency in course evaluation and procedures. Student requests
for special arrangements like extra work, bonus marks, adjusting the weight of exams, etc. in order to raise
an individual grade will not be granted to any class member, either during or after the course.


3 exams: multiple-choice (~80% of course grade) and short-answer questions (~20% of course grade)

Exams 1 and 2 will each require 2 class periods. Exam 3 will be scheduled by Concordias Examinations Office.
Exams 1-3 will contain multiple-choice questions (3 or more questions for each % of exam value)
Exams 1-2 will contain (exam 3 may contain) short-answer questions based on application of health principles.
Exams 1-3 are based on text (Fit + Well 3rd Canadian edition), including all lecture material.
Additional information arising during lectures and class discussion will be included in exam questions (~ 5%).
The tentative schedule (p. 3) identifies topics / chapters planned for lectures and exams.
Exam material will be confirmed during the class preceding each exam and then posted on Moodle.
Although the final exam is NOT cumulative, it will be presumed that the learning from previous sections of the
course will affect the students overall knowledge of the newer material.

University standards will be applied to in-class exams

Students must be familiar with + comply at all times with Concordias CODE of CONDUCT regulations see
www.concordia.ca. In-class exams will be conducted using official examination procedures. University faculty
members are obliged to report any infractions directly to the Code of Conduct Administrator.
Violations of the University Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to: any communication between
students during exams; possession of cell phones / laptops / notes / any book other than a paper translationONLY dictionary (without definitions in any language) / bags, coats / any other electronic devices, etc.
Required for all exams: An HB pencil + eraser for opscan answer forms, and a validated Concordia ID card.
No Concordia ID card = Exam marks remain unofficial until the ID card is approved after a later class.


Students wishing to review their multiple-choice exam (at the end of class) should email a request to the
professor in advance to allow for preparation - see Exam sections on Moodle for exam review guidelines.



Eligibility: Students may be eligible to make up exams in the case of an unforeseen medical, etc. emergency
documented with an official note. Notes must be presented as soon as possible, be original versions, and
must contain legible details including the issuers contact information so details may be verified.
At the discretion of the professor, limited consideration may be given for other legitimate, documented
absences if they are unavoidable and are requested and approved in advance (not appointments, vacations,
job conflicts, etc).
According to University policy, unavoidable conflicts related to dates of official religious obligation must be
reported within 2 weeks of the first class.

Notification: Students missing an exam in accordance with the guidelines above must notify the professor of
their absence by email within one week of the exam including the reason, and must then maintain email
contact with professor re: eligibility, official note submission, dates /arrangements for make-up exams, etc.

Scheduling of Make-Up Exams: One make-up date for exams 1 - 2 will be arranged after exam 2.
The professor will respond to student emails about missed exams in order to clarify scheduling details, and
students are responsible to maintain close email contact in order to assure participation.
Students unavailable for scheduled make-up exams will receive an INComplete grade and must apply to the
university by May 15, 2015 (+ $ fee) to submit unfinished course work for winter 2015 courses before the
official deadline of May 30, 2015 (see 2014-2015 academic calendar).


Fahey, Thomas D., Insel, Paul M., Roth, Walton T., FIT and WELL , 3rd Canadian edition, McGraw Hill, 2013
Webster / Vanier Libraries have reserve copies of 1st and 2nd and 3rd CDN editions.

Course Schedule : * dates are tentative - changes will be announced in class and on Moodle *
Section 1: January 7 February 4

January 7, 12, 14

Course Structure, Ch.2 - Principles, Ch.1 - Behaviour Change

January 14, 19, 21

Ch.3 - Cardiovascular

January 21, 26, 28

Ch.4 - Muscular Training

January 28, Feb. 2, 4

Ch.5 - Flexibility + Back Care,

{Ch.9 - Programs: review + application}

Feb. 9 and 11: EXAM 1

40 % - Section 1: Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, {9}. In-class exam

part 1: February 9 multiple-choice
part 2: February 11 multiple-choice + short answer
Review p.1+2: materials required / exam conditions / make-up exam eligibility and scheduling

Section 2: February 11 March 11

February 16, 18

Ch.1 Wellness, Ch.6 - Body Composition (partial chapter)

February 18, March 2, 4

Ch.11 - Heart Health, Ch.10 - Stress

March 9, 11, 16

Ch.12 - Cancer

March 18 and 23: EXAM 2

(partial chapter),

40% - Section 2:

part 1: March 18 multiple-choice

Ch.14 - Substance Use

Ch. 1, 6, 11, 10, 12, 14.

(partial chapter)

In-class exam

part 2: March 23 multiple-choice + short answer

Review p.1+2: materials required / exam conditions / make-up exam eligibility and scheduling

Section 3: March 25 April 16

March 25, 30, April 1

Ch.7 - Nutrition

April 1, 8, 13

Ch.7 Nutrition, Ch.8 - Weight Management

April 16 (Thursday)

Chapter 8 - Weight Management

Review of exams 1, 2 / review for exam 3

(University scheduled make-up day)

Exam to be scheduled and posted by Concordia Examinations Office:

Date: ________

EXAM 3 20% - Section 3:

Ch. 7, 8. multiple-choice (may include one short-answer)

A+ = 90 - 100

B+ = 77 - 79

C+ = 67 - 69

D+ = 57 59

A = 85 - 89

B = 73 - 76

C = 63 - 66

D = 53 56

A - = 80 - 84

B - = 70 - 72

C - = 60 - 62

D - = 50 52

A final total mark that falls between grade categories

will be rounded up if .50 or higher, and down if .49 or lower
(i.e. 79.50 = A - but 79.49 = B +)