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Fitness Concepts Syllabus

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Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance


PEAC 1621: Fitness Concepts


Instructor:       Helena Baert                   

E-mail:            hbaert@uark.edu (Helena)                        Phone: 575-2976                       

Office:             HPER 219 (Helena)                                FC Wiki: www.fitnessconcepts.pbwiki.com


Course Description: This is an elective course in general studies. Students throughout the university may choose to take this course for credit. It provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and motor skills in the psychomotor area. This course acquaints students with a basic knowledge, understanding, and value of physical activity as related to optimal wellness.


Competencies/Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to

  1. Recognize health-related fitness concepts through participation relating these concepts in activity class sessions.
  2. Recognize the types of exercise needed for physical fitness as related to health.
  3. Identify, understand, and appreciate the vital role of regular exercise as a part of a daily routine.
  4. Determine present physical fitness level and develop and maintain physical fitness.
  5. Learn a variety of activities which can be used to develop and maintain physical fitness.
  6. Identify sound physiological training principles as applied to exercise.
  7. Gain knowledge of physical fitness components and basic body function.
  8. Navigate and utilize the Internet to locate vital information regarding fitness and wellness.
  9. Enjoy social interaction during physical activity.


Content: Inappropriate attire will affect for attendance/participation grade. Students should be dressed in activity attire as appropriate for the class. Court shoes as required during activity in any gym, the multipurpose room, racquetball courts, or the dance studios.


Text/Materials:  Fahey, T.D., Insel, P.M. & Roth, W.T. (2008). Fit & well: Core concepts and labs in physical fitness and wellness, Brief Edition (8th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. / Additional materials will be posted on the class website.

1) Always have something to write with/on.

2) I recommend that you have a closed-top drink available (especially for activities).

3) No food or open-top drinks in the gym!

4) Cell phones must be turned off during class.


Communications: If you have any questions about the course material, call, email or visit me in the office. Email works best! I check my e-mail on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and will respond to course-related questions within 24 hours on weekdays, 48 hours on weekends. I will only respond to emails that include the course title in the subject line, a proper greeting and appropriate message (complete sentences please). If a class is cancelled or rooms have changed, you will be notified through your uark email so please check it frequently! 


Evaluation: The grade for each student is based upon:


B. Active Participation                            70 %                                                      

C. Quizzes or Project                              30 %               (You must chose 1)                       

TOTAL                                                  100%



Grading Scale:

        A = 85-100%        B = 75-84.5%        C = 65-74.5%        D = 55-64.5%        F = < 54.5 %


Note of Quizzes:

7 Blackboard quizzes each worth 20 points. The average score will be calculated out of 40%. You must receive a 13/20 in order to do the next quiz. 

Blackboard quizzes can be found by signing into your blackboard account HERE.  Quizzes availability: Quiz 1: 03/07, Quiz 2: 03/14, Quiz 3: 03/21, Quiz 4: 04/28, Quiz 5: 04/04, Quiz 6: 04/11 and Quiz 7: 04/18. Final day for quizzes is April 29th.


Note on Project:

The gyminee project (www.gyminee.com) will help you to create a personalized comprehensive fitness plan for you or someone else. You will have weekly activities that you must complete in order to continue on. In gyminee, you can track your exercises and workouts; find fitness programs and weight lifting routines. You could work at your own rate but all assignments must be completed by April 29th.


Wiki/Gyminee: This class is going to be fun and enriching, but the success of the experiment depends on our work together as a class and intellectual community. At the same time that we're adjusting to new roles as learners, we're also attempting to learn and use new online communication media at a furious pace. By the end of the 8 weeks, you will know how and under what circumstances to use wikis. You will have also taken responsibility, to collaborate and communicate with peers. And you will use your newly-learned social media to enhance/create a collaborative living guide book that will benefit many students.



1. No distinction is made between "excused" and "unexcused" absences. You must find a way to make up for classes that are missed or receive a zero. Up to 2 classes can be made up by arranging a make up workout or assignment with Helena. More than 3 absences will result in a zero for those classes. The 5 absence is an F in the class.

2. Any student absent as an "official representative" of the University MUST make arrangements for make-up work prior to the anticipated absence (refer to the current Undergraduate Studies Catalog, Appendix C, Student Handbook). Written documentation on letterhead stationery from faculty sponsor is required prior to the absence.

3. The instructor will have the final say on whether or not an absence is excused. If an absence is deemed excused, arrangements may be made, such as a make-up assignment or points adjustments.


Inclement Weather Policy: Effective Fall 1996: If inclement weather causes the Fayetteville Public School System to suspend and/or cancel classes, this class will also be cancelled. Check local TV and radios or the Fayetteville Public School system website (http://www.fayar.net) to confirm.


Academic Honesty: Unless otherwise indicated by the instructor, students are to work independently on class assignments, tests and projects in order to be in compliance with the academic honesty policy. If the instructor suspects any suspicion, students will receive a zero and/or be required to complete a different assignment. The application of the University of Arkansas Academic Honesty Policy, as stated in the current Undergraduate Studies Catalog will be fully adhered to in this course. Grades and degrees earned by dishonest means devalue those earned by all students; therefore, it is important that students are aware of the University of Arkansas Academic Honesty Policy. Academic dishonesty involves acts which may subvert or compromise the integrity of the educational policy.


Educational Access: University of Arkansas Academic Policy Series 1520.10 requires that students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course content. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please contact me privately at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom adjustments. Please note, you must first verify your eligibility for these through the Center for Educational Access (contact 479-575-3104 or visit http://cea.uark.edu for more information on registration procedures).


Locker Rental: One-semester locker rentals are available for dressing rooms and Fitness Center. Locker rentals may be handled at the Cashier's Office on the second level across from the Service Center. No purses, books, bags, clothing, or equipment is permitted in the hallways or weight room. Please use the appropriate dressing room, not HPER bathrooms for changing of attire.


Disruptive Behavior: 1st occurrence during class = verbal warning, 2nd occurrence during class = class dismissal (no credit for the day). A second dismissal will result in a full letter grade being taken off of your possible final grade, in addition to any other points lost. A third dismissal will result in an automatic “F” for the course. Being disrespectful to others, refusal to take part in an activity, foul language, and sexual harassment are some possible examples of what might be deemed “disruptive.” Some extreme behavior can result in immediate dismissal (showing up under-the-influence, etc.).




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