EXSS 101: Foundations Of Exercise And Sport Science

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EXSS 101: Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2014

Excellence without excuses. --Dr. LeRoy T. Walker

“In a recent critique of higher education, Clueless in Academe (Yale University Press, 2003), Professor Gerald Graff says that the most important work professors do is to “begin an argument.” Students come to college thinking that reality is fixed, self-interpreting, just sitting there needing only affirmation and reiteration. Higher education, worthy of the name, begins an argument about what’s real, what’s there. It encourages students to do less assertion and more conversation, engagement, and interrogation.”
--William H. Willimon, “Confused, yet Curious, about Jesus,” in William H. Willimon, Sermons from Duke Chapel: Voices from “A Great Towering Church, Durham: Duke University Press, 2003, p. 362.

“101 isn’t as much about facts as it is about perspective.” --Former 101 student

“. . . you always taught your EXSS students to use intellect on issues regarding sport.”
--Former EXSS-Sport Administration major currently in graduate school

Professor: Dr. Sherry Salyer
Office: 211 Fetzer
Mailbox: 209 Fetzer
Telephone: 962-6947
Email: salyer@email.unc.edu

Course meeting: Section One: 8:00-9:15 M-F in 106 Fetzer Section Two: 9:30-10:45 M-F in 106 Fetzer Office hours: M 2-4; T 11-12:15; W 1:15-3 Course Objectives: The student will be able to
Appreciate the importance of physical activity.
Understand the impact of obesity in American society.
Outline the importance of physical activity experiences.
Appreciate the barriers to physical activity.
Describe the historical influences on the field.
Delineate the professional opportunities arising from physical activity.

Required Text: Course pack based on Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity. Edited by Shirl Hoffman, Human Kinetics, 2009 –do not buy the book.

Additional Readings: As assigned—articles, websites, other documents.

Sakai: Be sure you can access Sakai.

Course Requirements:
Tests —75%
“101 Shares”—10%
“101 Reads”—15%

Detailed Course Requirements:

Multiple Choice and True/False
Each test is worth 18.75%: Tuesdays: September 16, October 14, November 11 and during the exam period (8:00am class— R Dec 11 at 8am. 9:30am class— T Dec 9 at 8am.
Unless otherwise noted, tests are cumulative. A study guide will be posted 2-3 days before each test. No test (including the exam) will be given before the date of the original test. Make up tests (if allowed) will be short answer and essay. If the final exam is missed or to be rescheduled, you must present an exam excuse from Academic Advising-- but bear in mind that no exam will be given early; if you must miss the exam, you may take an incomplete and take the exam upon return for the spring semester.

Test “rules:”
Please have nothing on your desk except your scantron, actual test and your pencil.
Put your version number on the scantron sheet at the top right corner of the paper.
You may mark on the actual hard copy of the test. Sign your name to this hard copy. You must turn in both the scantron and the test.
If you feel ill prior to the test, then I will give you your test one page at a time; otherwise, if you leave the room once the test has started, you must turn in your test and will not be allowed to resume.
Students may be videotaped by the instructor through the use of classroom or handheld monitoring devices during any exams or graded assignments taken in class.
Do not use or handle your phone during the test. You may not use headphones.
Pledge: On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this examination.—signature on scantron.

Review of your first, second and third tests: I highly encourage students to review their tests taken earlier in term as a study method for upcoming tests. Those will be available during my office hours. Three “rules” will be