Fitness through Walking Activity

PHED 1119, 2119

  • State Approval Code: 36.0108.51 23
  • Semester Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 45

Catalog Description

Lecture hours = 0, Lab hours = 3

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Listening
  • Critical thinking

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

Successful completion of this course will promote the general student learning outcomes listed below.
The student will be able to:
1. Develop an understanding of the importance of regular, lifelong physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
2. Understand how to safely participate in an activity program.
3. Develop good principles in movement and technique to maximize learning and progress.
4. Develop physical skills that also enhance the student’s psychological and emotional well being

Specific Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course the student will:
1. Improve cardiovascular fitness.
2. Improve muscular flexibility and endurance.
3. Learn the basic fundamental movements involved in walking.
4. Understand the importance of safety while walking.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

Course content will include participation in a variety of walking activities.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Faculty may choose from, but are not limited to, the following methods of instruction: lecture, demonstration, discussion, internet, television/video presentation, field trips, collaborations and readings.


Faculty may assign both in- and out-of-class activities to evaluate student’s knowledge and abilities.
Faculty may choose from the following methods:
1. Attendance
2. Skills Tests
3. Collaborative learning projects
4. Exams/tests/quizzes
5. Oral presentations
6. Research papers
7. Written assignments
Final grades are determined by the following grading scheme:
A = 100 – 90
B = 89 – 80
C = 79 – 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 or below

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

Students should be prepared for physical activity each class period. It is important to have appropriate clothing and footwear each class.