House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

PHED-1110-01 (Walking for Health)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorDoyle, Brooke Amber
Phone(409) 984-6291
Health, Fitness, and Sports
Chair:Scott Street
Telephone:(409) 984-6292
Hours:M-W 4:30-6, F 1-2:30
Building:Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center (PMPC)
Room #:109
Course Information
Course ID #10085
Course Subject-Number-SectionPHED-1110-01
Course TitleWalking for Health
Course Description This course is designed to increase student awareness of fitness, health concepts and lifestyle modification. They include laboratories and practical activities which help students in their attempt to improve the quality of life and achieve well being.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks None
Learning Objectives This course incorporates a broad series of activities such as walking, dance and gymnastics. These are designed to enhance the mental, social and physical well-being of students. Through attendance and participation in this course students will: 1.Practice activities that promote physical fitness. 2. Demonstrate proper workout technique. 3. Develop an individual workout plan.
Major Assignments Each student must develop a routine that will be shared with the class.
Discussion Topics This course will thoroughly discuess proper workout techniques and counting rhythms. The basic principles of dance will also be detailed.
Attendance Policy More than three absences will result in being dropped from class.
Determination of Final Grade Tests 50%, Projects/Assignments 25%, Final Exam 25%
Final Exam Date May 11, 2011 - 4:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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