HPE 350
Exercise Physiology - Course Syllabus

Department of Health and Physical Education

HPE 350 Exercise Physiology I

Spring 2020

Instructor:                 Dr. Jim Roberts -103 Crawford Center
                                I am the instructor of record for this class. Only the instructor of record for this class can issue a final grade.

The instructor of record for this course is a member of APSCUF (the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties), which "represents nearly 6,000 faculty members and coaches employed at Pennsylvania's 14 publicly owned universities... APSCUF stands for quality- teaching is foremost, followed be research and service. APSCUF members are passionate about teaching. When students choose a PASSHE institution, they can be sure they will have professors teaching all of their classes, not graduate assistants. So that student needs are met, APSCUF constantly strives for additional full-time faculty positions at each PASSHE university.  APSCUF faculty member teach more than professors at state-related universities (Penn State, Pittsburgh, Temple and Lincoln). APSCUF fights for small class sizes." (APSCUF , 2010) Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, (2010). Welcome to APSCUF: About us. Retrieved from http://apscuf.org/

Office hours:               Monday 11am -2pm, Wednesday and Friday 11-12pm
Office phone:              732-1435

Email:                          jroberts@edinboro.edu                  

Website:                      http://www.drjimroberts.com

Credits:                       3 Semester Hours

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                                                               Exercise Physiology I

 Course Description:

The course will explore the physiological responses and phenomena which are elicited by exercise. Opportunity for use of scientific instrumentation and practical application of exercise physiology principles to teaching and coaching situations will be provided by regular laboratory experiences.

 Course Objectives

This course is designed to enable the student/teacher candidate to:                                                                    

SPA                       PDE                     Conceptual            
Standards             Standards              Framework


Apply physiology concepts to exercise and physical activity

 Standard 1

 10.4, 10.5

 Belief statement B


Explain the benefits or consequences of exercise and physical activity for varying levels of doses. 

 Standard 1

 10.4, 10.5

 Belief statement B


Demonstrate and use the appropriate test selection for assessing physical fitness and skill related fitness.

Standard 1   Standard 2
Standard 6

 10.4, 10.5

 Belief statement B


Conceptual Framework: Students will demonstrate pedagogical skill built on a solid foundation of discipline specific content, reinforced by a broad liberal arts education and supervised clinical experiences (Belief Statement B)

                                     Aligned with NASPE 2013 standards:

Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles,strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

and  INTASC standards 1,2 and PDE-354 standards A and B

Texts and materials:   Roberts Jr, J.. Lab manual provided. Teacher certification candidates must have Livetext.
                                 No text required- Exercise Physiology , Kraemer, W.  2nd Edition. Recommended 2016

Grade assessment:      Exams                                               40% (Exam 1 and 2- 15% each, Lab Quiz 1 and 2- 5% each)
                                    Labs                                                  20%
                                    PowerPoint Presentations                 20%
                                    Personal development                      10%
                                    Article critique                                 10%

Grading Scale:            A        90-100%               C           70-73         
                                    A-        87-89                    C-         67-69
                                    B+       84-86                     D+       64-66
                                    B         81-83                     D         62-63
                                    B-       77-80                     D-        60-61
                                    C+      74-76                     F          <60

NOTE= Earning a C- or lower requires repeating the course to earn the credits for your major.

Class Attendance:       The policy for attendance for this class is as follows: more than three unexcused absences will reduce the final grade by one letter grade. Additional unexcused absences will lower the final grade at the rate of one letter grade for every unexcused absence. Absences are determined to be excused or unexcused solely by the discretion of the instructor. Arriving tardy to class is unprofessional and not acceptable. Three tardies will count as one unexcused absence due to a loss of class time.

Academic integrity:     It is expected that all students hold the highest regard of academic integrity. If you are uncertain of the appropriateness of an action, please ask before completing the action. Those violating the educational integrity of the course will be punished to the fullest extent possible in accordance with university policy. Furthermore, if you cheat/copy or plagiarize in any assignment of this course, you will automatically receive a failing grade for the entire course and, if required for your curriculum, then the student would need to repeat the course next time it is offered.

It is expected that all work submitted through this course is the student’s original work, generated for the express purpose of completing the requirements of this course. All papers submitted in this course may be screened for originality using Turnitin’s plagiarism detection software. This software checks submissions for text matches, Web content, books including classic works of literature, and newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals.

                                   Students are to be aware that academic dishonesty is not tolerated in this course and should be familiar with the following definitions:

                                   Cheating. Behaviors including, but not limited to, use of unauthorized notes or reference materials during examinations; copying answers from another student's paper during an examination; the unauthorized possession of  academic materials, including exams; the                                              unauthorized exchange of course assessment materials, including exams; the unauthorized exchange of information or collaboration regarding tests, or other course assignments; aiding another to engage in cheating; and/or all other acts of academic dishonesty that any                                            member of this academic community would reasonably understand to be a breach of this academic integrity statement will be  considered cheating and an act of academic dishonesty.

                                  Plagiarism. Plagiarism may be defined as the act of taking the ideas and/or expression of ideas of another person and representing them as one's own. This includes, but is not limited to, using ideas or passages from a work without properly attributing                                                                     the source, paraphrasing the work of another without giving proper credit, and/or the sale, purchase, or exchange of papers or research. It is the student's responsibility to know what plagiarism is and to properly cite the work of others. If a student is in                                                                       doubt, it is their responsibility to resolve any ambiguity prior to submitting the work. Plagiarism is nothing less than an act of theft, and, as such, is subject to University disciplinary action. 

                                 Potential sanctions associated with academic dishonesty may be found in the University’s Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures at the following link: https://www.edinboro.edu/directory/offices-services/judicial-affairs/STUDENT-CODE-OF-CONDUCT-                                             Feb2016.pdf. 

Health Status:             Participating in physical activity presents some risk. This is an activity class that you will be required to participate in each class. If you have or had a medical condition that may impact your ability to safely participate in this class, please advise the instructor prior to participation. A Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire will be provided and must be completed for this class (PAR-Q). If there is a health concern, you may be required to get cleared by a physician to participate in the required components of the course. All students are required to complete the PAR-Q readiness questionnaire prior to participating in any physical activity. This is an activity class and you should be prepared at every scheduled lab class for activity. If you are not appropriately dressed for activity, you may be asked to leave and receive and unexcused absence for that day. The instructor reserves the right as to determine the appropriateness of a student's dress/attire.

Cell phone usage:         It is a professional courtesy and a responsibility of the student to have his/her cell phone turned off during class. It is even better to not bring phones to class. There will be a zero tolerance policy for using cell phones or other unapproved electronic devices during class. Any student whose phone or device interrupts or distracts from the educational process of others (as determined by the instructor) will be asked to leave the class and receive an unexcused absence for the day as well as no credit for any assignments completed in the class. The instructor reserves the right to dismiss a student from the course for repeated offenses to the policy. 

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As a means of establishing and monitoring candidate attributes and dispositions beyond academic ability throughout their program, students in the School of Education will be evaluated via The Educator Disposition Assessment (EDA).  Dispositions identified in The Educator Disposition Assessment (EDA) apply to the university setting, courses, early practicum experiences, and final internships. Faculty, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors may submit an EDA for a teacher candidate via LiveText any time a dispositional concern or a commendation presents itself. 

*Note: Students will see two open assessments in LiveText titled “Educator Disposition Assessment”.  These are not for students to complete, rather is where students will see if an EDA has been completed on them.  Any questions related to dispositions should be directed to instructors of the course and/or advisors.

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 Course-related Policies at Edinboro University:

Edinboro University has multiple course-related policies addressing issues such as accommodations for students with disabilities, class attendance, and grade appeal, among others. The Student Code of Conduct also addresses issues of cheating and plagiarism, and the consequences of such behaviors. You may use keywords: COMMON COURSE POLICIES at the University web page (www.edinboro.edu) for links to this information.

Accessibility Services:             

If a student has a special need, it is his or her responsibility to discuss this with the instructor for appropriate accommodations to be made. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers services to meet the accommodation needs of students with many types of disabilities. The Office for Accessibility Services (OAS) provides services to students based upon documentation of a disability and a request for accommodations based on this disability.  Please refer to Edinboro University Policy A008 (Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities) which may be found at the following link: http://www.edinboro.edu/directory/offices-services/hr/policies/documents/A008%20Reasonable%20for%20Students%20with%20Disabilities%20(04.01.2013).pdf. This policy is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Office for Accessibility Services
Crawford Center, 200 Glasgow Road, Edinboro, PA  16444


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