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Conditioning Activities

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
Classroom Number
Days & Times

TR 9:30 - 10:50

Adam Austin (view Profile)
Course Objectives



1.       To understand the effects of physical conditioning and on the human body.

2.       To improve the cardiovascular fitness of students as a result of aerobic and anaerobic training.

3.       To achieve a level of physical condition based on predetermined goals established by the student.

4.       To develop an appreciation for fitness as a long-term activity for improved health, weight control, and cardiovascular condition.



Course Expectations



In addition to exercise, the course will consist of some lecture/discussion on fitness as it relates to cardiovascular fitness and weight control.  General fitness appraisal will be done early in the semester through the use of basic fitness tests.  This will allow students to monitor progress.  The course is designed so students may set individual goals and work toward improving individual fitness levels as opposed to meeting a predetermined standard.




Dress appropriately for the activity.  Good support shoes or running shoes recommended over tennis or aerobic shoes.Comfortable clothes that is appropriate for the weather conditions.  Jeans are not appropriate for conditioning.

Grading Standards



                Participation:                         100

                Conditioning Log:                50

                Skills Tests: Midterm:         50

                                       Final:               50

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements



Class will begin at 9:30 am on TR, 2 absences will be allowed during the semester with no penalty.  Absences beyond 3 will result in a loss of 5 points per absence in your 100 participation points.   After 8 absences, you will be dropped from the class.   In certain circumstances, such as serious illness, a missed class can be made up with approval of the instructor.

Other Policies



MSU offers an optional student insurance plan to meet the needs of its students.  Application forms and information pertaining to this plan are available at the university infirmary

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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