Walking and Jogging for Fitness


  2. A. Course Title: Walking and Jogging for Fitness
    B. Course Number: PY 121R - 30396
    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): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This course is a physical education activity course. The primary purpose of this course is to introduce novice exercisers to the benefits of walking and jogging for the enhancement of health and fitness. Information on new trends and topics of fitness will be covered and individual walking and jogging programs will be established and performed throughout the semester. 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.



    Walking and Jogging For Health and Wellness
    by: Frank Rosato
    sixth Edition (ISBN - 978-0-8400-4812-7)


    A good pair of walking and/or jogging shoes

    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

    In this class there is a total of 1385 pts. available. A student's grade will be based on this point scale.

    See course outline for point value of individual assignments.

    1246 - 1385 = A
    1108 - 1245 = B
    969 - 1107 = C
    831 - 968 = D
    Below - 831 = F

    Module Zero 55 pts.
    Discussion Questions 120 pts.
    Questions 500 pts.
    Journal Entries 120 pts.
    Calculating Heart Rates 50 pts.
    Persona Physical Assessments 120 pts.
    Workouts 260 pts.
    Midterm Quiz 100 pts.
    Miscellaneous Assignments 60 pts.
    Total Points 1385

    * 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 one test given throughout the semester, the test will be a 100 point test.No late test will be accepted.

    There will be extra credit during week #7 (50 pts) and week #8 (50 pts) so please take advantage of this when its given.

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    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.


    During this course the students should:

    a) participate in a regular and consistent walking and jogging program.

    b) understand the health benefits associated with walking and jogging.

    c) be introduced to the six principles of exercise which are:
    1) intensity 4) progression
    2) duration 5) frequency
    3) overload 6) specificity

    d) gain knowledge of nutrition for active people.

    e) be introduced to movement techniques to use in a walking and jogging program.

    f) be introduced to an overview "America on the Move" and trends in fitness activities.

    g) learn injury prevention for walking and jogging.

  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.

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    *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.


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    Week #1 Module Zero
    Introduction discussion (20 pts)
    Student Profile (10 pts)
    Content Information (10 pts)
    Academic Honesty (10 pts)
    Syllabus Quiz (5 pts)

    Week #1 - Chapter #1
    (Physical Fitness: An Overview)

    I. Reading assigment
    II. Discussion Question (20 pts)
    III. Journal Entry (20 pts)
    IV. Questions (80 pts)
    V. Fitness questionaire (20 pts)

    Total points week #1 (195 pts)

    Week #2 - Chapter #2
    (Getting Started)

    I. Read pgs. 17-34
    II. Journal Entry (20 pts)
    III. Questions - Answer 4 of 5 (40 pts)
    IV. Exercise Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, Taking Your Exercise Heart Rate (50 pts)
    V. Discussion Question (20 pts)
    VI. Total Points week #2 = (130 pts)

    Week #3 - Chapter #3
    (Walking and Jogging for Health and Fitness)

    I. Introduction to Workouts
    II. Physical Assessment Activity (60 pts)
    III. Read Chapter #4 Pgs. 37-41
    IV. Discussion Question (20 pts)
    V. Questions (50 pts)
    VI. Perform and Record one complete Workout (20 pts)

    Total Points Week #3 = (150 pts)

    Week #4 - Chapter #3
    (Walking and Jogging for Health and Fitness)

    I. Review chapter #3 pgs. 42-52
    II. Questions (50 pts)
    III. Discussion Question and Response (20 pts)
    IV. Perform and Record Three Workouts (60 pts)
    V. Take "Mid-Term Quiz" (100 pts)
    VI. Journal Assignment (20 pts)

    Total Points Unit #4 = (250 pts)

    Week #5

    I. Read Chapter #6 Pgs. 89-118
    (Nutrition for Active People)
    II. Questions (100 pts)
    III. Discussion Question and Response (20 pts)
    IV. Perform and Record Three Workouts (60 pts)
    V. Journal Assignment (20 pts)

    Total Points Week #5 = (200 pts)

    Week #6

    I. Read Chapter #5 Pgs. 67-87
    (Physiological Adaptations of Walking and Jogging)
    II. Journal Entry (20 pts)
    III. Questions (30 pts)
    IV. Pulse Rate Calculations (20pts)
    V. Perform and Record Three Workouts (60 pts)

    Total Points Week #6 (130 pts)

    Week #7

    I. Read (Chapter #4 pgs. 55-66) Prevention and Treatment of Walking and Jogging Injuries
    II. Questions (100 pts)
    III. Perform and Record Three Workouts (60pts)
    IV. Discussion Question and response (20 pts)
    V. Blood Pressure assignment (20 pts)
    VI. Extra Credit (50 pts) Possible

    Total Points Week #7 = (200 pts)

    Week #8

    I. Read Chapter #7 pgs. 123-140
    (Reducing the Risk of Selected Diseases
    Through Exercise)
    II. Final Jounal Entry (20 pts)
    III. Questions (50 pts)
    IV. Physical Assessment Activity (60 pts)
    V. Extra Credit (50 pts) Possible

    Total Points Week #8 = (130 pts)

    Total Points (Whole Course) (1385 pts)

    Grades due by Monday