Foundations of Kinesiology Syllabus for 2021-2022
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PHED-1301-0020 Foundations of Kinesiology


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to human movement that includes the historical development of physical education, exercise science and sport. This course offers the student both an introduction to the knowledge base as well as information on expanding career opportunities.

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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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Justice Involved Advocate
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

Tech Supported

Syllabus Information


Fitness and Wellness Tenth Edition.  Hoeger and Hoeger


Computer. Internet access. Clothing suitable for exercise.

Student Performance

By the end of the semester the student will be able to satisfactorily complete all of the listed learning objectives with a minimum 70% competency level based upon regular participation in  moderate fitness activities and completion of required assignments. Also the student will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a good physical fitness and a wellness lifestyle.

2. Determine whether medical clearance is needed for safe participation in exercise.

3. Learn behavior modification techniques to help adhere to a lifetime fitness and wellness program.

4. Assess the health-related components of fitness(cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, muscular flexibility, and body composition).

5. Write exercise prescriptions for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and muscular flexibility.

6. Analyze diet, and learn the principles that govern sound nutrition.

7.Discern between myths and facts of exercise and health-related concepts.

8. Demonstrate an understanding of various aspects of the field of Physical Fitness And Sport

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the  Amarillo College student code of conduct, and when applicable, Carter Fitness Center policies and procedures. 

CELL PHONES: Cell phones are only allowed to be used in class when on the silent mode. All phones may be monitored but not answered for social conversation.

Grading Criteria

1. QUIZZES- 30%- “Assess Your Knowledge” quizzes. One for each chapter- Ch. 1-9.


2. ATTENDANCE (activity journal and discussions) 50%- See attendance policy


3. COURSE ACTIVITIES (pre and post test) 20%- 

·         Personal Fitness Profile: Pre and Post Test

·         Goal Setting Form

          ParQ- Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire

·         Waiver of Liability

·         Read the Syllabus

          Exercise Demonstration/Presentation


                                                90-100 = A

                                                80-89  = B

                                                70-79 = C

                                                60-69 = D

                                                Below 60 = F


Students who do not finish the course and who do not formally drop the course through the Registrar’s Office will receive a grade of F.



MAKEUP POLICY:                          Contact instructor to make-up any missed assignments, classes or missed deadlines.


REQUIRED EXAMS:                       Nine total chapter exams.  One per chapter.


FINAL EXAM:                                   None


Tech Supported VIA Google Meet/ Fitness Journal

                           0   Absences    = 100

                           1          “          =   90

                           2          “          =   80

                           3          “          =   70

                           4          “          =   60

                           5+        “          =   Automatic F 


Weeks 1 – 8  Participate in activity portion of class during scheduled time
Week One:

Log onto the course, read e-mail from instructor and read orientation information.

Week Two:    Complete Pre-Activity Assignments
Weeks 3-7

  Complete course activity assignments

  Complete Chapter quizzes

Week 8   Complete Post fitness assessment.


Additional Information


Students MUST use their AC College IDs to gain entry into Carter Fitness Center. Students are allowed three entries without IDs, after three no-card entries, you will not be allowed into the gym/class until a new card has been purchased.


Lockers will be rented beginning at noon on the third class day of each semester on a first come first served basis.  Lockers must be paid for on a semester by semester basis because of the limited number of lockers available.  Lockers must be cleaned out by the announced due date.  Items left in the lockers after this time will be placed in the lost and found.  The center lockers may be used on a daily basis only with no fees.  All areas of the fitness center are available during the open times.

DISABILITY STATEMENT:  Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact disability Services (Student Service Center, room 119, phoine 371-5436) as soon as possible.

Syllabus Created on:

03/23/22 3:10 PM

Last Edited on:

03/23/22 3:11 PM