Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: KINE-1301- Section: 71
Foundations of Kinesiology
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Charles Kish
Phone(409) 984-6292
Location:Carl Parker Multipurpose Center - Room: 102
Hours:Virtual Office (Email kishcr@lamarpa.edu for appointment)
Health, Fitness, and Sports
Phone:(409) 983-4921

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to human movement that includes the historical development of physical education, exercise science, and sport. This course offers the student both an introduction to the knowledge base, as well as, information on expanding career opportunities.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, principles and philosophy of kinesiology and sport (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
2. Analyze the practice of leadership activities that promote physical fitness. (PSLO 1, 2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz, and test questions.
3. Demonstrate the ability to calculate a variety of health-related components that promote physical fitness. (PSLO 1,2,3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Required Textbook(s): Hoffman, S. & Knudson, D. (2018) Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity (5th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Textbook ISBN: 9781492549925 (at LSC-PA Bookstore)
* The E-Text is available for purchase and download at www.humankinetics.com
** The text is required for success in this course, plus students will be required to complete various assignments that require research on current topics and regular access to the internet.
Lecture Topics
    Syllabus, Introduction, Pre-Test
    Chapter 1: Introduction to the Field of Physical Education & Wellness
    ~ The introduction and Chapter 1 are included in Unit I for examination purposes
Unit I
    Chapter 2: Spheres of Physical Activity
    Chapter 3: The Importance of Physical Activity Experiences
Chapter 4: Philosophy of Physical Activity
    Chapter 5: History of Physical Activity Experiences
MIDTERM EXAM: UNIT I & Introduction
Unit II
    Chapter 6: Sociology of Physical Activity
    Chapter 7: Motor Behavior
    Chapter 8: Sport & Exercise Psychology
    Chapter 10: Physiology of Physical Activity
    Chapter 11: Becoming a Physical Activity Professional
    Chapter 12: Careers in Health and Fitness
    Chapter 14: Careers in Teaching Physical Education
    Chapter 15: Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction
    Post-Test, Course Evaluation
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date November 30, 2020 - 7:00 AM   Through  December 3, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
A point value will be given to each assignment throughout the semester. A studentís final grade will be determined by using their total points earned divided by the total points possible, and the percentage will be used with a standard grading scale. The Additional Course Information Handout will provide detailed information on assignments and point totals.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Make-up Assignments: Students must contact the instructor to request a make-up assignment prior to the deadline. This will be accepted in rare circumstances and only partial credit will be given. Point deductions will be made for late submissions and assignments will not be accepted past the final deadline.

Online Participation: There will be a regular discussion board requirement for this course. Students will be required to participate in discussions and online activities. Students should adhere to course guidelines and adhere to the Discussion Board Doís and Doníts as well as the Netiquette handouts.

Academic Honesty: Academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated by the instructor or college. Plagiarism is not acceptable; students must do original work and are required to document sources for all assignments. Please consult with the Student Handbook for additional information and consequences.
Attendance Policy Online Attendance Policy: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is a fully online class, so it is a requirement to regularly check student e-mail and the Blackboard system. Students should check the Blackboard system several times each week to obtain current assignments and announcements.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans 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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.