Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: KINE-1304 (Section: 71, CRN: 92014)
Personal-Community Health I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Charles Kish
Email kishcr@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6292
Office Carl Parker Multipurpose Center - Room: 102
Office Hours
Adjunct (No Office on campus, please contact by e-mail)
(Please contact via e-mail, send phone number for call back)
By Appointment (email, Zoom, or phone)
Additional Contact Information Department Chair: Scott Street
Course Information
Description This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary 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.
Required 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.
Additional Materials/Resources None
Corequisites/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 The Course Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Core Objectives of:
1. Communication Skills
2. Critical Thinking Skills
3. Empirical & Quantitative Skills
5. Social Responsibility
Lecture Topics Outline Introduction     
              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 Life’s Challenges
              UNIT I EXAM
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 II EXAM
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
                FINAL EXAM: UNIT III EXAM
Major Assignments Schedule
Module Start Description Assignment Due Date
Module 1 Aug. 28 Intro Obtain Textbook Mon 8/28
      Introduction Discussion (Initial Posting) Wed 8/30
      Module 1 Quiz Thurs 8/31
      Introduction Discussion (2 Responses) Fri 9/1
      Course Pre-Test Sun 9/3
Module 2 Sept. 4 Chapter 1 Module 2 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 9/6
  Labor Day   Module 2 Quiz Thurs 9/7
      Module 2 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 9/9
      Family History Research Activity Sun 9/10
Module 3 Sept. 11 Chapter 2 Module 3 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 9/13
      Module 3 Quiz Thurs 9/14
      Module 3 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 9/15
      How Psychologically Fit R U? Activity Sun 9/17
Module 4 Sept. 18 Chapter 3 Module 4 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 9/20
      Module 4 Quiz Thurs 9/21
      Module 4 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 9/22
      Stress Management Activity Sun 9/24
Module 5 Sept. 25   UNIT I EXAM Thurs 9/28
Module 6 Oct. 2 Chapter 4 Module 6 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 10/4
      Module 6 Quiz Thurs 10/5
      Module 6 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 10/6
      Sleep Study Activity Sun 10/8
Module 7 Oct. 9 Chapter 5 Module 7 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 10/11
      Module 7 Quiz Thurs 10/12
      Module 7 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 10/13
      1 Day Calorie Tracker Activity Sun 10/15
Module 8 Oct. 16 Chapter 6 Module 8 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 10/18
      Module 8 Quiz Thurs 10/19
      Module 8 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 10/20
      Freshman 15 Activity Sun 10/22
Module 9 Oct. 23 Chapter 7 Module 9 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 10/25
      Module 9 Quiz Thurs 10/26
      Module 9 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 10/27
      Resting & Target Heart Rate Activity Sun 10/29
Module 10 Oct. 30   UNIT II Exam Thur 11/2
Module Start Description Assignment Due Date
Module 11 Nov. 6 Chapter 14 Module 11 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 11/8
      Module 11 Quiz Thurs 11/9
      Module 11 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 11/10
      Pandemic Research & Review Activity Sun 11/12
Module 12 Nov. 13 Chapter 15 Module 12 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 11/15
      Module 12 Quiz Thurs 11/16
      Module 12 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 11/17
      Risk Factors of STIs Activity Sun 11/19
Thanksgiving Break – No Assignments
Module 13 Nov. 27 Chapter 16 Module 13 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Wed 11/29
      Module 13 Quiz Thurs 11/30
      Module 13 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Fri 12/1
      Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases Activity Sun 12/3
Module 14 Dec. 4 Chap. 16-A Module 14 Discussion Board (Initial Posting) Mon 12/4
      Module 14 Quiz Tue 12/5
      Module 14 Discussion Board (2 Responses) Wed 12/6
      Reducing Your Risk for Diabetes Activity Thurs 12/7
      Complete Online Course Evaluation Fri 12/8
Module 15 Dec. 11 Final UNIT III EXAM (Final) Mon 12/11
      Course Post-Test Tue 12/12

  • Assignment deadlines are at 8:00pm CST, unless otherwise noted.
  • The Instructor Reserves the right to modify course schedule or content, as necessary.
  • Reminder: No Late Assignments accepted for Module 15 & 16
Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Assignments:  Students will have the opportunity to complete a variety of assignments throughout the semester, including written, discussion board, practical assignments, and quizzes/tests.  Late assignments will be subject to a 25% deduction per day and are not accepted after 4 days late.  
Determination of Final Grade:  A point value will be given to each assignment throughout the semester. A student’s 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. 
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.

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. 
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.
Additional Information Basic Technology Skills Needed:  This course requires students to effectively use technology, such as: BlackBoard, MyLamarPA, e-mail, and various computer applications.  Students will need to access the lamarpa.edu website, print assignments, and electronically submit information on a regular basis. Students should be proficient in navigating the internet, locating information through search engines, using various software (word processing, media players, etc.), and using a variety of hardware components (flash drive, printer, scanner, webcam, etc.) prior to enrolling in this course. All electronic communication will be done through the LamarPA e-mail system, so students should regularly check their account for important course information. The Gates Library is open to all students with a current ID.

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 Do’s and Don’ts as well as the Netiquette handouts.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
Health, Fitness, and Sports
Phone:(409) 983-4921