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Online Course Orientation.  Are you self-motivated?  Do you consider yourself a self-educator?  Are you responsible?  Are you capable of managing.

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1 Online Course Orientation

2  Are you self-motivated?  Do you consider yourself a self-educator?  Are you responsible?  Are you capable of managing your time well?  Are you willing to commit to a daily physical fitness regime that meets the ACSM requirements? If you could answer YES to all five of these questions, you have a chance to do well in this course.

3  Online courses are “different” & not meant to be interpreted as “more difficult” than the typical lecture setting.  There are no 2 nd chances in an online course so you should not ask for one. All deadlines are posted on D2L and in your syllabus. It is your responsibility to keep up in the course.  Technical difficulties/hardships (no internet) are not an excuse for not completing your work on time.  There are no daily reminders in an online course. This is not an excuse for missing work or simply not progressing through the course.

4  Website:  Go to MY GORDON  Click on GEORGIA VIEW DESIRE 2 LEARN  Enter your GORDON STATE username and password.  Click on Physical Fitness for Life in your course listing.

5  You are responsible for understanding how to use D2L prior to beginning this course.  It is NOT the instructor’s responsibility to teach you how to log-in and navigate through this course.  If you are having difficulty using D2L, you are encouraged to spend extra time learning the platform, attend one of the D2L workshops offered by Gordon State College or simply drop the course and retake it during another semester after you are proficient in using D2L.

6  Students are expected to use their GORDON STATE COLLEGE to correspond with the instructor.  The D2L client DOES NOT CLEARLY notify the instructor of a message; please do not use it.  The instructor WILL NOT respond to any off campus addresses (yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.).

7  Please read CAREFULLY and FULLY understand the course syllabus that is posted on D2L under COURSE INFORMATION. This will serve as an agreement between the student and the instructor on how you will be evaluated in this course.

8  Pearson Custom Library, Physical Fitness for Life, PHED 1010, Gordon College. ISBN:  You NEED this book in order to do well in this course. You cannot buy this textbook online. It is only available in the Gordon State College Bookstore. Older versions of this textbook may not provide sufficient information to do well in this course.

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10  6 major topics relating to physical fitness and wellness will be discussed in this course. 1) General principles 2) Cardiorespiratory endurance 3) Muscular strength/endurance 4) Flexibility 5) Body composition 6) Nutrition

11  Buy the text book and read each chapter thoroughly.  Use the PowerPoints as an OUTLINE for your note taking while reading the chapters. Fill in the blanks when necessary. If you plan to just study the online PowerPoints and not read the chapters in preparation for your quizzes and exam, you will have difficulty doing well.  Review your notes and complete your weekly assignments. You must review the online PowerPoints before you are allowed to take the online quizzes & exams.  Complete other work/discussions as assigned.

12  You are required to attend and participate in two on campus physical fitness assessments. Please dress out in appropriate workout attire and bring a writing utensil & Gordon student ID. ◦ Dates, times and sign up information will be ed to you with more than enough advance notice.  You will be evaluated in the following assessments: Cardiovascular endurance (3 min step test) Muscular strength and endurance (1 minute sit-ups & push-ups) Body composition (body composition analyzer) Flexibility (Sit and reach test) *Please refer to the policies in your syllabus if you happen to miss these assessment dates and times*

13  You are responsible for researching a fitness facility in your area, one of which you would join if money were not an issue.  Specific instructions are attached to the assignment on D2L. This project must be submitted as an attachment through the D2L DROPBOX.

14  You are responsible for preparing a lab report based upon the results from the initial on campus fitness assessments.  Specific instructions are attached to the assignment on D2L. This project must be submitted as an attachment (word file) through the D2L DROPBOX.

15  The chapter quizzes will be the Review Questions that you will find at the end of each chapter. You will take these under the QUIZ link on D2L.  You only have ONE attempt at these quizzes and you have 50 minutes to complete the quizzes. Make sure you are prepared!  You may find the “answers keys” in the book. However, I will caution you; several answers are marked incorrectly by the publisher in the printed keys. Read the chapters and answer accordingly to the chapter reading.

16  Using the FITT principle, you will design a 1 month cardio AND strength training program based upon your individual goals. These programs must meet the minimum ACSM weekly workout requirements.  Specific instructions are attached each assignment on D2L. This project must be submitted as an attachment (word file) through the D2L DROPBOX.

17  You will log your food and beverage intake for 3 days over the semester.  This information will be entered and analyzed by the SUPERTRACKER at  Specific instructions are attached to the assignment on D2L. This project must be submitted as an attachment (word, pdf, xml) through the D2L DROPBOX.

18  There will be ONE exam covering all 6 chapters ◦ This exam will be taken online through the QUIZ section of D2L. ◦ You are allowed only one attempt and must submit your exam within 100 minutes of starting the assessment. Elapsed time will result in a ZERO grade. Make sure you are prepared!

19  You are required to exercise/workout on your own time according to the ACSM recommendations. ◦ 3-5 times per week cardio ◦ 2-3 times per week FULL BODY weight lifting (8-10 different exercises per workout)  You must document your workouts over the course of the semester and show a minimum of 36 cardiovascular exercise sessions and 24 full body strength training sessions.  Specific instructions are attached to the assignment on D2L. This project must be submitted as an attachment (word, pdf, xml) through the D2L DROPBOX.

20  This will take place on the Discussion Board of D2L and will allow for online involvement between students on various topics related to the course.  You will earn 1 point each time you post something directly related to the course (post a new question, answer a question, post comment, etc). The max number of points/posts you can earn is 25 points.  No points will be given for postings not related to the course subject matter (such as “way to go” in a response to another post.)  If you have a question specifically for the instructor, do not post them on the discussion board and expect an immediate response. Please the instructor if you are expecting a timely response.  Points for the discussion forum will be totaled at the end of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with their total number of posts. You can do this through a tracking report in D2L.

21  Make-Up Work ◦ There are NO MAKE-UPS given for any of the online components. ◦ In order to be considered for a make-up for the on campus fitness assessments, the student must supply the instructor with verifiable, written documentation within one week of the on campus meeting. See syllabus for complete details.

22  Injuries, Illness or Pregnancies ◦ Should you become injured, ill or pregnant and are not able to participate in various components of this course, such as the required exercise, please provide the instructor with proper medical documentation so further discussion and decisions about course completion can be made.

23  Accommodations of Disability ◦ If you need academic adjustments for a disability, you must go through the process of receiving approved accommodations through the Student Counseling and Disability Services Office.  Academic Dishonesty ◦ In other words CHEATING – it will not be tolerated.

24  Other Notes ◦ Appropriate workout attire consists of t-shirts, shorts, socks, and closed toe athletic shoes. Jeans, work boots, flip flops, etc. are deemed inappropriate and students will not be allowed to participate.

25  Be sure to keep up with your work & do not procrastinate!

26  In Person: Gordon Hall 26. ◦ Office Hours: By appointment only.  By Phone: (office); (cell). ◦ Be sure to leave a voic with your contact information. You may call or text my cell phone between 8 am and 10 pm Monday-Friday. If I do not answer, leave a message. Please call or text my cell phone number if you are running late for the on-campus meetings.  By ◦ Preferred method as we will have a record of the discussion. ◦ Do not expect a response until the next working business day if you send an after 10 PM or over the weekends/holidays.


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