Beginning Group Fitness- PHYE 119-C04

Beginning Group Fitness- PHYE 119-C04

Course Syllabus

Beginning Group Fitness- PHYE 119-C04

M W – 5:10-6 pm

1 Credit Hour

Semester/Year: Spring 2008Office Number: LAC Rm 219

Instructor: Kat PowellOffice Phone: (208) 732-6685

Email: Office Hours: anytime phone or email


This is a beginning group fitness class set to music that will focus on cardiovascular activities such as bench aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, circuit training, and other drills. Class activities include warm-up, cardio, strength/tone, flexibility, and cool down. Other fitness activities may be included and modifications for all fitness levels will be provided. Pre and post testing of individual fitness levels will be measured to determine outcomes. Proper exercise attire is required.


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK AND SUPPLIES: There is no required textbook for this course.


By the end of this course students will be able to participate in a variety of exercise activities and make appropriate individual safety modifications.


Learning Outcome 1:Students will demonstrate appropriate safety practices (NASPE Standards TBA)

Activity:Students will complete a pre/post safety assessment to measure progression of safety knowledge

Outcome Assessment:Pre- and post-assessment.

Learning Outcome 2:Students will improve and/or maintain their level of cardiovascular fitness throughout the semester. (NASPE Standards TBA)

Activity:Students will measure their resting heart rates and perform a three-minute step test and a timed one-mile walk/jog test at the beginning and at the end of the semester.

Outcome Assessment: Pre-and post-assessment.

Learning Outcome 3:Students will improve and/or maintain muscle/joint strength, endurance, and agility. (NASPE Standards TBA)

Activity:Students will participate in a pre- and post- semester evaluation including curl-ups, push ups and wall sits.

Outcome Assessment:Pre-and post- assessment

Learning Outcome 4:Students will improve/maintain muscle/joint flexibility. (NASPE Standards TBA)

Activity:Students will participate in pre- and post- semester range of motion and muscle flexibility evaluations including sit and reach and quadriceps tests.

Outcomes Assessment:Pre- and post- assessment

Learning Outcome 5:Students will improve understanding and knowledge of healthy body composition, image, genetic structure (types), and posture. (NASPE Standards TBA)

Activity:Students will participate in class discussion, review handouts on various related topics, and calculate weight, BMI, and body composition. (Body Composition estimates with calipers will be optional, but encouraged.)

Outcomes Assessment:Pre- and post- assessment

Upon the completion of this course, students will fulfill objectives 2, 3, and 4 of the following Physical Education Program objectives:

1) To provide a high-quality university parallel education for students seeking careers in elementary and secondary physical education.

2) To provide a high quality education to serve the needs of degree and non-degree seeking students interested in personal fitness enhancement, health education, first aid, and skill development associated with intercollegiate athletics.

3) To provide a life long fitness and wellness education helping to fulfill the graduation components for students who are pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree.

4) To provide effective fitness enhancement, health education, and involvement for community members.

5) To provide fitness enhancement and wellness education for seniors.


  1. Attendance is required to be successful in this class.
  2. Absence Policy - An absence is considered to be less than 30 minutes of active participation. School activities and doctors’ notes are the only acceptable reason for an excused absence. Should some unforeseen emergency occur (i.e. death in the family) it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor ASAP to discuss options.
  3. Students will be allowed to miss 4 days after which 5 pts will be taken for every day missed after the 4th day.
  4. Complete and turn in the health history form first week of class. If anything on the health history changes during the course of the semester, i.e.... pregnancy, medications, injuries etc., please notify the instructor immediately.
  5. Come to class prepared for a workout, dressed with athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.
  6. The pre and post tests are required to be successful in this course.


Pre –test assessment 20 ptsPost – test assessment20 pts

Karvonen Formula10 ptsHealth History10 pts.

Attendance100 pts

It is the student’s responsibility to drop the course.

During the first two weeks of the term, a student may drop a course or completely withdraw without it being recorded on the student's official transcript. After the first two weeks a “W” will be recorded in any course the student drops.

A student desiring to drop a course during the first two weeks of the term may do so on-line. In order to drop or completely withdraw after the first two weeks, the student must complete and submit a drop or complete withdrawal form to the Admissions and Records Office.

NOTE: No course may be dropped or withdrawn from after 75% of the course or twelve weeks of the term has elapsed, whichever is earlie.


Since email is the primary source of written communication with students, all registered CSI students get a college email account. Student e-mail addresses have the following format: . Students can check their CSI e-mail online at Instructors and various offices send messages to these accounts. Students must check their CSI e-mail accounts regularly to avoid missing important messages and deadlines. At the beginning of each semester free training sessions are offered to students who need help in using their accounts.


Activities that will be practiced throughout the semester:

*Proper Warm-ups and Cool Downs* Floor Aerobics

*Identifying appropriate heart rate during your workouts* Step Aerobics

*Kick Boxing* Ball Workout

*Circuits* Intervals

*Weight and/or Resistance Training* Running

*Fitness Trail Activities* Walking

*Selected sport activities


To help instructors continually improve courses, students are strongly encouraged to go online to and complete anonymous evaluations which open two weeks before the end of the course and close the last day of class. When students enter the site, they find evaluations for their enrolled courses. Thank you for this valuable input!


Any student with a documented disability may be eligible for related accommodations. To determine eligibility and secure services, students should contact the coordinator of Disability Services at their first opportunity after registration for a class. Student Disability Services is located on the second floor of the Taylor Building on the Twin Falls Campus. 208.732.6250 (voice) or 208.734.9929 (TTY), or e-mail Candida Mumford, .