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KIN 258 - Physical Fitness & Conditioning Course Syllabus

Instructor: Mrs. Amanda Anderson, M.S. (Section 1) amarens@iastate.edu


Office Location and Hour: Forker 103Q and Monday 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by
appointment

Lab Instructors: Laura Stacy (Sections 2) – lstacy@iastate.edu


Allison Hedges, (Sections 3 & 4) - aahedges@iastate.edu
Jessica Velthoff (Section 5) - jessvelt@iastate.edu
Jahyun Kim (Section 6 & 7) - jaykim@iastate.edu
Course Description:
Kinesiology 258 Physical Fitness and Conditioning is a hybrid course where one component (i.e. lecture) is
delivered online while the other portions of the course are conducted face-to-face (i.e., lab). This course will
provide you with an introductory background of the five components of fitness: cardiorespiratory, muscular
strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. You will be exposed to various exercise
modalities and training techniques. In addition, you will develop the skills to assess each component of
fitness and will practice constructing cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility
programs based on the fitness assessment. The course serves as an introduction to the role of exercise in
health promotion, fitness, and performance including the acute and chronic responses to exercise.

KIN 258 Learning Outcomes:


By the end of this course you will be able to complete the following:
1. Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Demonstrate understanding of the cardiovascular responses to aerobic
exercise; assess an individual’s cardiorespiratory fitness level; and develop a cardiovascular prescription
for the initial, improvement and maintenance phase.

2. Muscular Strength and Endurance: Demonstrate understanding of the skeletal muscle responses to
resistance training; assess an individual’s muscular strength and muscular endurance levels; and develop
a resistance training prescription for the starter, slow progression 1 & 2 and maintenance phase.

3. Flexibility: Demonstrate different types of stretching exercises; assess an individual’s flexibility;


develop a flexibility program to enhance flexibility.

4. Body Composition: Identify health issues excess body fatness; assess an individual’s body
composition.

5. Fitness Assessment: Evaluate a fitness assessment that includes the five components of fitness;
interpret the testing results; develop exercise prescriptions to enhance components of fitness.
Learning Outcomes will be assessed through quizzes, exams, in class activities and assignments.

Department of Kinesiology Learning Outcomes:

1. Communication. Uses clear and effective written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) communication
techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity and health related
settings. (Objectives 1, 2 & 5)

2. Lifelong learning, assessment, and self-reflection. Analyzes and evaluates one's own knowledge,
abilities and actions relative to professional standards, seeks opportunities to grow professionally, and
utilizes self-assessment and assessment of others to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional
well-being. (Objectives 1-5)
3. Content knowledge, discovery, and critical thinking. Understands fundamental concepts of physical
activity and health, conducts scientific inquiry, and applies critical thinking to solve problems from
personal, scholarly, and professional perspectives. (Objective 5)

4. Ethics, diversity, and social justice. Demonstrates leadership and social responsibility to improve quality
of life for others and ensures equitable access for diverse groups by creating appropriate environments to
initiate and maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle. (Team Format)

Required Textbook:
Customized Text: Health, Kinesiology and Nutrition Kinesiology 258: Physical Fitness and Conditioning

Hybrid Course Format:


Online Portion: The focus of the online component is to build your knowledge of the content area and to
enhance your learning to successfully complete quizzes, exams, and lab assignments. Weekly lectures and
reading assignments will be posted in BB Learn one week in advance every Monday at 11:59 p.m. in the
weekly module folders.
Lab Portion: Lab sessions will give you an opportunity to actively demonstrate concepts learned, perform
exercise testing, analyze assessments, and accumulate data to complete lab assignments. Lab sessions will
meet face-to-face every Tuesday and Thursday. You are expected to have watched the assigned videos,
read through the assigned readings, and completed the weekly quizzes prior to coming to lab. Lab
assignments and activities are outlined in the course schedule at the end of the syllabus.
Lab Meeting Location:
The majority of labs will be located in the Exercise Clinic, 194 Forker.

Lab Sections and Times:


All labs will meet Tuesday and Thursday at their respective times.
Section 1: 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Section 2: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Section 3: 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Section 4: 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Section 5:12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Section 6: 1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Section 7: 2:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grading Criteria:
To pass this course, you must participate in and complete all of the evaluated work including: exams, quizzes,
and lab assignments.
Evaluation: Points Breakdown (% of total points)
Exam 1 100 (17%)
Exam 2 100 (17%)
Exam 3 100 (17%) Comprehensive
Online Quizzes 130 (23%)
Lab Assignments 97 (19%)
Lab Final 25 (4%)
Lab Portfolio 15 (3%)
Total 577 points (100%)
Grading Scale: A (100-93%) C (76.9-73%)
A- (92.9-90%) C- (72.9-70%)
B+ (89.9-87%) D+ (69.9-68%)
B (86.9-83%) D (67-66%)
B- (82.9-80%) F (<66%)
C+ (79.9-77%)

Grade Evaluation:

Exams:
All lecture exams will be administered in the Testing Center. There are two locations for the Testing
Center: 60 Carver Hall and 2552 Gilman. All exams will be available Monday through Wednesday
from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. of the exam week. **FINAL EXAM WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH
FRIDAY. You are required to be at the testing center no later than 7:20 p.m. and you must bring
your student ID. There are no make-ups for missed exams.

Quizzes:
Quizzes will open on Mondays at 11:59 p.m. and close the following Monday at 11:59 p.m.
However, quizzes will not be made available until you watch the entire video for that week. Quizzes will
cover material from online lectures, book chapters, and articles. To ensure that you perform
satisfactorily on all quizzes, be sure to read all assigned materials thoroughly and watch all assigned
videos. You will have two opportunities to take the online quizzes and the average score will be kept. It
is assumed you are not using notes or outside resources to take the quiz. There are NO make-ups for
online quizzes.
Lab Assignments:
You are expected to bring all lab materials to EVERY class and turn in assignments as instructed.
Failure to bring lab assignments to class will result in a zero for that assignment; only lab papers from
Blackboard or in the book will be accepted.
Personal Lab Portfolio:
You will complete a lab portfolio containing your fitness assessment results and a cardiovascular,
resistance training, and flexibility program based on your assessment results. You will also include
body composition measures and recommendations.

Late Work Policy:


Most assignments will be completed and turned in at the end of lab. If you fail to bring your lab
materials and do not turn in your assignment at the end of the class period, you will receive a zero for
the lab assignment. LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Grading Turnaround Times:


You should expect to receive feedback for all assessments within 1 week. Your lab instructor will post
any possible grade delays in the Announcements link on BB Learn. If you want to contest a grade for
any assignment, quiz, or exam you have one week following the date the grade was posted.

Attendance Policy:
Attendance is required for this course as you will be completing daily assignments. If you are not
present, lab assignments and quizzes cannot be made up. In addition, you are expected to come to class
dressed to perform various physical activities (e.g., t-shirt, shorts or sweatpants, and tennis shoes). If
you are not properly dressed, you may be asked to leave. In addition, if you are no participating in the
lab activities, you may be asked to leave.
If you have a University excused absences or you (athletes, band members, athletic trainers, etc.)
participate in University affiliated activities, you will be allowed to make up missed labs if the following
occur:
 Student will receive a notice of absence from athletics, student health, etc.
 The lab instructor should receive notification from Coach or facilitator of event via email or paper
verifying participation in event.
 If you miss a skills lab, you must make up the lab a week prior to or after the missed lab.
 The make-up for all other misses will be determined by the TA (e.g., attending group fitness classes,
writing article review, etc.) and will be in line with the amount of points missed.

Device Policy:
For most lab classes, you will not need to use technological devices such as computer, iPod, tablet or cell
phone. You will be expected to put these devices away during class time as they are a distraction to the learning
environment. If you choose to disrupt the learning environment, you will be asked to leave. If a lab class
requires devices, you will be informed prior to class.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:


Iowa State University is committed to assuring that all educational activities are free from discrimination and
harassment based on disability status. All students requesting accommodations are required to meet with staff in
Student Disability Resources (SDR) to establish eligibility. A Student Academic Accommodation Request
(SAAR) form will be provided to eligible students. The provision of reasonable accommodations in this course
will be arranged after timely delivery of the SAAR form to the instructor. Students are encouraged to deliver
completed SAAR forms as early in the semester as possible. SDR, a unit in the Dean of Students Office, is
located in room 1076, Student Services Building or online at www.dso.iastate.edu/dr/. Contact SDR by e-mail
at disabilityresources@iastate.edu or by phone at 515-294-7220 for additional information.

Academic Honesty:
The Iowa State University Policy on Academic Policy will be followed. The consequences of academic
dishonesty are the following: The student will receive a zero on the test or assignment involved. The instructor
is required to inform the dean of students for further action. If the student admits guilt, the instructor shall
inform the student (a) of the grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred, and (b) how this incident will
affect subsequent evaluation and the final grade. The instructor must report the incident in writing to the dean of
students. The dean of students will meet with the student and, depending on the severity of the offense as well
as on the student’s past conduct record, may schedule a hearing before the All-University Judiciary Committee.
This hearing is to determine the disciplinary action to be taken. If the student claims to be innocent of the
charge, the instructor shall consult with his or her department chair and report the incident in writing to the dean
of students. The latter will schedule a hearing before the All-University Judiciary Committee.
COURSE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Date/Day Lab Activity Lab Assignment Due Online Lecture/Readings/Quiz Due Monday BEFORE Lab
22-Aug Tues Introduction to KIN 458
None Introduction to KIN 258/ NA/ NA
24-Aug Thurs PARQ+/Mutual Expectations

29-Aug Tues Wellness Adventure Lab 1 pg. 21-26 Wellness, Fitness, & Health/ Chapters 1 (pg. 2-
31-Aug Thurs Exercise Equipment Exploration Complete in lab 20) and 2 (pg. 40-50) / #1

5-Sep Tues Resting HR and BP Lab Prep #1 Cardiovascular System and Lab Videos/
7-Sep Thurs Exercising HR and BP Complete in lab Chapter 3 (pg. 60-63) / #2

12-Sep Tues Assessment of CRF *LIED REC Adaptations and Evaluation/ Chapter 3 (pg. 64-
Complete in lab
14-Sep Thurs Assessment of CRF 67) / #3

19-Sep Tues Develop Cardiovascular Program Designing a Cardiorespiratory Program/


Complete in lab
21-Sep Thurs Peer evaluation Chapter 3 (pg. 68-75) / #4

EXAM 1 MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY IN TESTING CENTER


26-Sep Tues 2/3 Group Fitness Class *STATE GYM None
NONE
28-Sep Thurs Personal Program Development Complete in lab

3-Oct Tues Origin, Insertion and Movement Lab Prep #2 Muscular Strength and Endurance/ Chapter 4
5-Oct Thurs Movement Practice (pg. 96-99) / #5

10-Oct Tues 1/2 Class Resistance Training Demo Fiber Types and Assessment/ Chapter 4 (pg. 99-
None
11-Oct Thurs 1/2 Class Resistance Training Demo 102) / #6

17-Oct Tues Assessment of Muscular Strength Adaptations to Resistance Training/ Chapter 4 (pg.
Complete in lab
19-Oct Thurs Assessment of Muscular Endurance 103-104 Gender Diff) / #7

24-Oct Tues Develop Resistance Training Program Complete in lab


Developing a Resistance Training Program/ Chapter 4
26-Oct Thurs Peer evaluation None
(pg. 104 Designing a Training Program -110) / #8

EXAM 2 MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY IN TESTING CENTER


31-Oct Tues 2/3 Group Fitneess Class *STATE GYM None
NONE
2-Nov Thurs Personal Program Development Complete in lab

7-Nov Tues Flexibility Exercises Importance of Flexibility/ Chapter 5 (pg. 138-


Complete in lab
9-Nov Thurs Flexibility Exercises Demo 140) / #9

14-Nov Tues Assessment of Flexibility Lab Prep #3 Assessment and Development of Flexibility/ Chapter 5
16-Nov Thurs 2/3 Class Group Fitness *STATE GYM None (pg. 141-157) / #10

20-Nov THANKSGIVING BREAK


28-Nov Tues Body Comp Assessment- Skinfolds Lab Prep #4 Body Composition/ Chapter 6 (pg. 170-184) /
30-Nov Thurs Body Comp Assessment- Girth, BIA, BMI Complete in lab #11

5-Dec Tues Personal Program Development Complete in lab


NA/NA/ #12
7-Dec Thurs Lab Exam: Fitness Assessment Evaluation None

11-Dec FINAL EXAM – AVAILABLE MONDAY, DEC. 11TH THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH IN TESTING