Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: KINE-1304- Section: 71
Personal-Community Health I
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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 This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, andcontemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Evaluate the dimensions of health and how they relate to personal and/or community wellness. (PSLO 1,2, 3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
2. Explain the importance of nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and staying physically active in preventing premature disease and promoting wellness. (PSLO 1,2, 3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
3. Describe the leading health problems, trends, and needs of diverse populations. (PSLO 1,2, 3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
4. Identify major agencies, foundations, and associations supporting health at local, state, national and international levels as well as data tools and resources. (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions, and pre-test/post-test.
5. Evaluate sources of health information, including the internet, to determine reliability. (PSLO 1,2, 3, 5, Alpha) Measured by discussion board assignments, course activities, embedded quiz and test questions.
6. Develop and implement a plan of healthy behavior to meet personal and community needs to enhance quality of life. (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): Donatelle, R. (2020). Access to Health (16th Ed.). Pearson Education.
ISBN 13:978-0-13-517379-4
** 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
Unit I: Finding a Healthy Balance
Chapter 1: Assessing your Health
Chapter 2: Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health
     Chapter 3: Managing Stress and Coping with Lifeís Challenges

Unit II: Building Healthy Lifestyles
Chapter 4: Improving Your Sleep
Chapter 5: Nutrition: Eating for a Healthier You
    Chapter 6: Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
    Chapter 7: Improving Your Personal Fitness

Unit III: Preventing & Fighting Diseases
    Chapter 14: Protecting Against Infectious Disease
    Chapter 15: Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Chapter 16: Reducing your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 16-A: Reducing your Risk of Diabetes
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 7:00 AM   Through  December 9, 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
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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
Other Posting of Grades: Grades will be posted in the Online Grade book associated with Blackboard system. The instructor will not send grades via e-mail or give the information out orally over the telephone. The instructor will strive to grade assignments and post feedback in a timely manner.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.