PHED 1100, 1101, 1105, 2100, 2101
Body Conditioning

Western Texas College
Department of Physical Education/Health

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description-This is an activity course in body conditioning.  There are 3 components to be addressed: flexibility, strength training, and cardiovascular exercise.
    2. Prerequisites - No prior knowledge for entry into this course.  All skills needed will be taught.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. The student will participate in an exercise program inclusive of three fitness components - flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular training.
    2. The student will participate in a 15 minute warm up program; a 20 minute strength training circuit; and a 30 minute cardio program of choice.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Attendance, participation, and attitude are the basis for students' grade.
    2. Writing assignments can be used for excused make-up work.  Other assignments will be for all students.  Topics on wellness and fitness will be discussed on occasion.
    3. Students will be expected to adhere to proper work out hygiene and dress.  A hand towel is required to enter the weight/cardio rooms.
  4. Information on Books and other Course Materials
    1. NO textbook is required for this class.
    2. Articles, books, videos can be used for extra creditor excused absence make-up.  Assisting students in this selection comes from the instructor and the Learning Resource Center.
  5. 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
    7. Departmental Policy in regard to make-up/late work.  Students must explain and make up all excused absences as soon as possible after the absence
  1. Course Organization & Tentative Schedule*
Week 1 & 2 Course introduction; a 'settling in' while registration continues.  Lecture and discussions on topics of wellness and fitness
Week 3 Introduction of flexibility, weight lifting, and cardio programs to students.  Discussions on safety and proper lifting, heart rates, etc.
Week 4 -15 Students will meet and participate in all three facets of this class.  Grading will be done daily as to participation, attendance, and attitude.
Week 16 Final class will be a wrap up of the semester.  Self and Instructor evaluations will be done with emphasis on recommendations for the course, facility, etc.

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



Last Modified: June 12, 2019