Body Conditioning (KIN 229)
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Fridays 9:00a.m.-11:05a.m.
Section #18751 (Fall 2018)
Location: Kinesiology South Bldg. Rm.202
Course Objectives:

This course will focus on the proper techniques of performing a body conditioning workout. Students will learn proper warm-up exercises for the entire body, correct alignment, how to monitor their heart-rates after strenuous movement, strength training technique and proper methods for stretching and cool-down. All students will have an opportunity to achieve a higher level of physical fitness through a cardiovascular workout and resistance training of muscles. Health issues will be covered that include diet, nutrition, injury prevention and life-style through directed readings.

SLO 1: Students will be able to correctly demonstrate 6 different strength training exercises using all 4 different types of training equipment from the following: Hand-held weights,Elastic Tubing, Body Weight, and Stability Balls.

SLO 2: The student will define and explain the five components of physical fitness.

Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office hours: Fri. 8:40-9:00a.m., 1:15-1:35p.m..
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: ecklerp@lacitycollege.edu

Website: www.phylliseckler.info

Prerequisites: none
Requirements:
Textbook from bookstore: Fitness ISBN#1-256-23847-3 (Bring to EVERY class)

1. Attendance is crucial as it is the basis for all improvement.
2. . Understanding the reading material and doing in-class assignments based on this knowledge. See
Reading Schedule
3. Understanding and using the heart-rate monitoring formula.
4. Participation in cardiovascular and muscle conditioning over the course of the semester.
5. A written final exam that tests the students’ knowledge of correct physical fitness techniques as well as health issues covered in class.

NO CLASS:

Fri. Nov. 23 Thanksgiving

Grading:
 IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DROPPING THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT OFFICIALLY DROP THE COURSE A GRADE OF "F" WILL APPEAR IN YOUR TRANSCRIPTS.

Final grade will be out of 100 points as follows:

1.Attendance is out of 58 points. Each class missed equals minus 3 points. Each late* equals minus 1 point. Points can be made up by participating in other Body Conditioning classes with the permission of the other teachers up until the 12th week of the semester (see Extra Credit below).

2.Effort and Improvement including in-class assignments and participation in class discussion is out of 10 points

3. In  class demonstration of strength training exercises as described in the SLO. Click this link for RESOURCES. Out of 12 points. Fri. Dec. 7  during class and Friday, Dec. 14 during Final Exam period.

4.Written final exam based on Body Conditioning Readings is out of 20 points.

Written Final Exam Date: Fri. Dec. 7, 9:00a.m.NO MAKEUPS

Extra Credit:
A maximum of three classes may be made up in any  other aerobic or body conditioning class with the permission of the instructor for a credit of 3 points for each makeup. Have the teacher of the class sign a note or makeup slip (available from Ms. Eckler). Make sure that your name, the date and the length of the class you took is on the note.

You may also watch the video Supersize Me and submit a review (outline available online or from the teacher) of it for two of the three makeups (max. of 6 points)

Point System:
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
Below 60 F

Attire:
Students may wear workout pants, sweatpants, tank tops, sports bras, T-Shirts (tight-fitting) or sweats
Sturdy aerobic shoes with arch supports and a thick sole are necessary.
Long hair must be tied back
NO LOOSE JEWELRY(i.e.bracelets, drop earrings or necklaces).
NO CHEWING GUM IN CLASS
Jock straps are recommended for men as are support bras for women.
A towel and cold water in a sport top plastic bottle are recommended.

 *NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN LATE. LATECOMERS (those that arrive after warmup stretches are over ) MUST SIT OUT AND OBSERVE WHILE TAKING NOTES ON ALL CORRECTIONS GIVEN BY THE INSTRUCTOR. NOTES MUST BE SHOWN TO TEACHER AT THE END OF CLASS. ALL LATECOMERS MUST CHECK-IN WITH TEACHER IN ORDER TO OBTAIN PARTIAL CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE.

**Students with a verified disability who may need a reasonable accommodation(s) for this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Office for Special Services (Student Services Building, 323-953-4000 X2270) as soon as possible.  All information will remain confidential.
 
Excused absences must be accompanied by a note from a doctor, hospital, jury duty receipt, or funeral program. An e-mail or phone call to the instructor must be delivered as well. No excused absences will be accepted for the final exam or performance.
 
Board Rule 9803.28  Academic Dishonesty.
Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade.
 
NOTE: If you have any special needs or physical considerations please consult the instructor prior to beginning this class. Notification of the instructor regarding pregnancy, known heart condition, joint problems, glaucoma, or high blood pressure (that is not being treated) is required. Modifications may be suggested and precautionary measures (including clearance by your medical professional) should be followed in order to assure your safety.
 
If at any time you feel weak, or light-headed you may slow down and lighten up your workout. Do not stop exercising completely unless you are experiencing severe chest pains and/or shortness of breath. In such a case please alert the teacher or another student.

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