Fitness for Life


  2. A. Course Title: Fitness for Life
    B. Course Number: PY 111H - 30304
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Baldwin, John
    G. Office: Caster Annex () 145
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2742
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:30:00 AM-11:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:30:00 AM-11:30:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This is a physical education activity course that is required for most degree seeking students. The student will be introduced to all the concepts and components necessary for incorporating physical fitness into their current lifestyle and the benefits of lifelong physical activity. This is a one credit hour course.


    Besides enhancing your physical exercise regimen, this course will meet the requirement for a one hour Physical Education credit at New Mexico Junior College; however, students may want to inquire with the institution of their choice to see if it meets transferability requirements.



    Concepts of Physical Fitness, Corbin & Welk, (Seventeenth Edition)(ISBN - 978-0-07-802257-9)
    Sold at NMJC Bookstore.


    ** Please note that there are powerpoints added to each week's modules for students viewing. Each powerpoint covers one concept (chapter).

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students in this course will be graded on points attained through
    test (quizzes) (200 pts)
    Questions assignments (180 pts)
    Vocabulary assignments (200 pts)
    Discussion Questions (160 pts)
    Lab Assignments (290 pts)
    Journal Assignments (100 pts)
    Workout Assignments (580 pts)
    Module Zero (55 pts)
    Extra Credit Available (90 pts)

    ****Extra Credit Points maybe earned through out semester. So please, take advantage when extra credit assignments are offered.****

    Total Points For Course = 1,765 POINTS

    So in particular grades will be computed as follows.

    1588 - 1765 pts. = A
    1412 - 1587 pts. = B
    1235 - 1411 pts. = C
    1059 - 1234 pts. = D
    Below 1059 pts. = F

    * All points for specific assignments are listed in the weekly assignments.
    * You have one week to turn in late assignments from the time they are due. If the assignment is not turned in within this deadline the grade will be a "0".
    * All late assignments turned in within the one week deadline, will have a 10% deduction for being late.
    * There will be two test (quizzes) given throughout the semester, each test will be a 100 point test.No late test will be accepted.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    The overall objective of this physical activity course is to help students adopt and maintain a regular balanced physical exercise routine, improve health and fitness through regular physical activity, decrease personal stress levels, and to modify determinants of good health and fitness.


    By the end of this course students should:

    1. understand the importance of incorporating a lifestyle for health, wellness, and fitness.
    2. learn the physiology of exercise principles.
    3. understand the principles of weight management.
    4. learn the Physical Activity Pyramid and the FITT Formula.
    5. understand the five components of health related fitness.
    6. have an understanding of how to better manage stress.
    7. learn how to develop and perform proper workouts that will improve individual health and wellness.
    8. learn how to calculate and monitor their exercise heart rate.

  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.


    ** Please note that you will have to use Respondus Lock down Browser on all test and quizzes. This will have to be downloaded.

    *Late assignments will not be accepted after one week. You have only one week to make up missed assignments.
    **Please note that the instructor will respond to e-mails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.
    ** Grades will be posted every Thursday, by 5:00 PM.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse or the Academic Success Center. Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that can be accessed from your course navigation menu in Canvas and there is no need to create an account. The Academic Success Center is located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Week #1 Module Zero (55 pts)
    I.Introduction Discussion 20pts
    II.Student Profile 10pts
    III.Contact Information 10pts
    IV.Academic Honesty 10pts
    V. Syllabus Quiz 5pts

    Week #1 Assignments (80 pts)

    I.Read Concepts 1 & 2
    II.Vocabulary Words 1 & 2 40pts
    III.Answer Question 40pts

    Week #2 (110 pts)

    I.Read concepts 3 & 4
    II.Vocabulary Words 3 & 4 30pts
    III.Answer discussion question 20pts
    IV.Complete "Par-Q and You" questionnaire (readiness to exercise) 20pts
    V.Question 20pts
    VI. Journal Entry 20pts

    Week #3 (80 pts)

    I.Read concepts 5 & 6
    II.Vocabulary Words 5 & 6 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 20pts
    IV.Score yourself using the "Lab5 Self-Assessment of Physical Education" 20pts
    V.Questions 20pts

    Week #4 (100 pts)

    I.Read concepts 7
    II.Vocabulary Words 7 10pts
    III.Learn to calculate your working pulse rate 50pts
    IV.Journal Entry 20pts
    V. Fitness questionnaire 20pts

    Week #5 (100 pts)

    I.Read concepts 8,9,10
    II.Put together individual workout routine
    III.Workouts Assignment 40pts
    IV.Type up the assessment assignment 60pts

    Week #6 (Continue section III.)(120 pts)

    I.Vocabulary Words 8,9,&10 20pts
    II.Discussion Question 20pts
    III. Questions 20pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #7 (Section IV.: Physical Activity: Special Considerations) (130 pts)

    I.Read concept 11
    II.Vocabulary Words 11 20pts
    III.Questions 30pts
    IV.Workouts Assignment 60pts
    V. Journal Entry 20pts

    Week #8 (180 pts0

    I.Take Mid-Term Quiz 100pts
    II.Workout Assignment 60pts
    III.Blood Pressure Assignment 20pts

    Week #9 (110 pts)

    I.Read Concepts 12 & 13
    II.Vocabulary 12 & 13 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 30pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts
    V.Extra Credit (Two Lab Exercises) Possibly 40 pts

    Week #10 (100 pts)

    I.Read concepts 14 & 15
    II.Vocabulary Words 14 & 15 20pts
    III.Discussion question, 20pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #11 (90 pts)

    I.Read concept 16
    II.Discussion Question 30pts
    III.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week # 12 (120 pts)

    I.Read concept 17
    II.Vocabulary Words 17 20pts
    III.Discussion Question 20pts
    IV.Workout Assignment 60pts
    V. Questions 20pts

    week #13 (120 pts)

    I.Read concept 18
    II. Journal Entry 20pts
    II.Lab 18B Evaluating a Health/Fitness Club 40pts
    III.Workout Assignment 60pts

    Week #14 (90 pts)

    I.Workout Assignment 60pts
    II.Questions 30pts
    III. Extra Credit 50pts

    Week #15 (180 pts)

    I.Final assessment exercise 60pts
    II.Take Final Quiz (test) 100pts
    III.Final Journal Entry 20pts

    Total points for the course (1765)

    Final Grades Due!