Course Abbreviation: PHED 1061
Section Number and CRN: Section: 001 and CRN: 30827
Credit Hours: 1
Catalog Description: This course is designed to give the student a practical understanding of cardiovascular fitness produced by walking. Experiences are provided to help the student understand the benefits, organization, implementation and evaluation of a balanced aerobic fitness program utilizing walking as the primary activity.
Class Type: Online
Name: Jane Curth
Office: Clarkston G0163
Personal website: http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~jcurth
On Campus Office Hours: See instructor’s webpage
Office Location: Clarkston G0163
Phone Number: 678-891-3775
Online Office Hours: To be announced
Please use the Virtual Office found on the homepage of your iCollege course to take advantage of online office hours.
Email: There are 2 methods for contacting me via Email.
Please use iCollege mail for all course correspondence. My GPC Email is to be used in emergencies ONLY. I will NOT respond to course related questions sent to my GPC Email.
Discussions: Questions that are of importance to everyone in the class may be posted to the appropriate discussion topic. Posting to the discussion boards allows all students in the class to see the answer.
Response Time: I will respond within 2 business days (M-F) to all email and discussion postings unless I inform you of any exceptions. I will expect the same response time from you! Please don't expect me to respond on holidays. I do like to get away from my computer occasionally. :-)
Welcome to Fitness Walking. This course is about making the choice to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness. There are many physical and psychological benefits to improving your cardiorespiratory fitness. This will be measured by a fitness assessment at the beginning and at the end of the semester. These assessments will be administered at the Clarkston campus. You will have to walk (or jog) a MINIMUM of 3-4 times a week during the length of the semester to show these physiological changes by the end of the term. You must check out (from the instructor) or purchase a heart rate monitor to use throughout the semester.
Below you will find a list of logistics for taking this course:
Your responsibility in this course is to learn the material presented. As your instructor it is my responsibility to present you with the material and provide you with the instruction and tools necessary for learning. I can provide you with the tools to learn but you must also do your part.
The following ideas are available to help you fulfill your responsibilities in this course. They are ideas that will help you in any class you take even if it's not online.
In addition to learning the material presented you are also expected to maintain a friendly atmosphere in the online classroom. "Flaming" and defamatory postings and email are not permitted in this environment. Following simple "netiquette" guidelines will help you to avoid creating a negative learning environment.
As a result of completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Warm up and Cool down procedures for fitness walking
2. Fitness walking techniques
3. Fitness walking techniques utilizing elastic resistance bands
4. Fitness walking plan for increasing wellness
5. Safety factors for walking including the care and prevention of injuries
6. Calculation of exercise heart rate
7. Cardiorespiratory Activities
8. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance
The schedule for your assignments, quizzes, and exam due dates for each topic can be found on your iCollege calendar. Please click the Calendar tool on the iCollege course toolbar.
I try to grade homework, exams, and assignments within 48 hours of the due date. However, some assignments take more time to grade than others. On these assignments I will give an approximate time the assignments should be graded.
The due dates for your homework, projects, and exam can be found on your iCollege calendar. Please click the Calendar tool on the course toolbar.
Your course grade will be determined according to the following:
10%- Exercise Log
10%-Target Heart Rate and VO2 max (on the pre- and post-test fitness assessment)
40%-Measured improvement from pre-test fitness assessment**
20%- Final Exam
**You cannot pass this course without completing BOTH the pre-test and post-test fitness assessment!
Your grades will be posted on iCollege. You can check your grades by going to the course toolbar and clicking on the My Grades link. I will post your grades as soon as I have finished grading. Please don't send me emails asking what your grade is... that only annoys me and makes me take longer with grading ;-)
Please don't expect me to calculate your averages until the end of the semester. You have all the necessary information to calculate your grades as we move through the semester.
Walking and Jogging for Health
and Wellness, 5th edition
iCollege is the software used to deliver this online course. Please review the links below to prepare yourself for using iCollege.
If you experience problems using iCollege don't panic! Please use the support link below:
GPC strives to solve all iCollege related problems within 48 hours.
While GPC will do their part to help you resolve problems and other situations regarding iCollege you do have some responsibilities.
1. You must seek help. See the link above.
2. Don't wait 2-3 days to report a problem. Do it immediately!
3. Notify me if your problems haven't been resolved in 48 hours.
4. Have an alternate computer
If your ISP suddenly goes out of business, or your disk crashes, or your puppy chews up your modem, or you experience some other personal hardware issue, you are responsible for having an emergency alternative computer access plan. Know in advance where you can go (library, Internet cafe, friend's house, workplace) if your primary system fails!
5. If you are experiencing technical issues with iCollege (not your computer /ISP) that are preventing you from turning in an assignment, responding to mail/discussions, or taking an assessment you have 2 responsibilities:
Contact the helpdesk
2) Notify me via mail, personal email, or phone
Both conditions must be met within 24 hours of experiencing the issue. Failure to abide by these conditions means that you forfeit any possible time extensions, considerations, etc.
Students in an online course are expected to login a minimum of 3 times a week. Please remember that if you only do the minimum don't ask me why you didn't get an "A" at the end of the semester!
My recommendation for doing well in this course is to login daily to check for new discussions, emails, announcements, etc.
Students who fail to login for 7 days will be denied access to the course and must contact me through my GPC email to explain why they have not been in class and to regain access to the materials.
If you are having trouble please contact me and talk with me rather than just dropping off the face of the earth! I want you to pass this class-- actually I want you to do more than pass!
When responding to discussion questions your response must be well thought out and of academic interest. A response of simply "I agree" or the like will not be counted as a response.
GPC students have access to many online resources through the GPC Library.
To learn more about services for distance learning students review the Library Resources for Distance Learners icon on the homepage of the course.
Please see the student handbook link for this policy.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requires assistance or support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services. A CDS Counselor will coordinate those services.
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to affirmative action policies to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by GPC.
I reserve the right to make changes to this syllabus at any time. Please check the syllabus frequently for updates.