PHED 1338
Concepts of Physical Fitness

Western Texas College
Department of Physical Education

  1. Course Description
    1. Concepts and use of selected physiological variables of fitness, individual testing and consultation, and the organization of sports and fitness programs.
    2. Prerequisites - None
  2. Methods of Instruction
    1. Lecture
    2. Handouts
    3. Group work
    4. Individual demonstration
    5. Discussion
  3. Textbook
    1. Fit and Well by Tom Fahey 10th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0-07734968-4
  4. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the elements of health related physical fitness, performance related physical fitness, inactivity, and hypokinetic diseases on health and wellness.
    2. Distinguish the influence of personal behavior and responsibility on the development, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases, stress, and addictions.
    3. Compare and contrast the relationships among physical activity, nutrition, and body composition.
    4. Participate in physical fitness activities that will aid in assessing personal health related fitness.
    5. Design, implement, and evaluate fitness programs to promote societal lifetime physical fitness.
  5. Grade Categories
    Attendance grade: 100 points (-5 for tardy / -10 for unexcused absence, will drop after 7 absences)
    Homework: 100 (25 points each)
    Tests: 400 points (100 points for each test)
    Labs: 200 points (50 points each)
    PowerPoint Portfolio: 200 points

  6.  Course Requirements
    1. Attendance - Self explanatory. Student must be in class to obtain knowledge from course content and material discussions. Student starts semester with 100 points and loses points for each tardy or unexcused absence. If student misses class seven times they will be dropped from course.
    2. Homework - There will be four homework assignments due for each module that discuss content from text.
    3. Tests - The course will have four tests. There will be a test at the end of each module.
    4. Labs - Students will complete 4 laboratory assignments from text.
    5. PowerPoint - Student will construct an individual wellness portfolio that describes a fitness, nutrition, and weight management plan. Include all activities associated with the individual wellness plan including goals.
  7. Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  8. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*


    Text Assignments


    Module 1

    Chapters 1 - 3

    Class Discussion
    Lab I
    Homework I
    Exam I

    Module 2

    Chapters 4 - 6

    Class Discussion
    Lab II
    Homework II
    Exam II

    Module 3

    Chapters 7 - 9

    Class Discussion
    Lab III
    Homework III
    Exam III

    Module 4

    Chapters 10 - 12

    Class Discussion
    Lab IV
    Homework IV
    Exam IV

    Final Week

    Wellness Portfolio


*The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change.



Last Modified: March 19, 2018