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BI 214 Personal and Community Health
Klopfenstein, Jay


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

BI 214 Personal and Community Health

Semester

U1T 2006 DLC

Faculty

Klopfenstein, Jay

Title

Adjunct Professor/Environmental Studies/Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science
Masters Degree
NASD Certification - Registered Representative

Office Location

Camp Pendleton Campus

Office Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Daytime Phone

760 729-3398

Other Phone

760 521-4051

E-Mail

Jay.Klopfenstein@pirate.park.edu

JayKplanr@aol.com

Semester Dates

2006 Summer Term

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Health & Wellness, 8th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
ISBN: 0763748196

AND

Go to MyPyramidTracker and enroll in a free membership.  You should enroll in this program at your earliest opportunity, using your Park email, and practice both inputing material and learning about the reports and how to copy and past them into documents.


Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.

Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Distance Learning - Graduate," or "Distance Learning Internet," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in.

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Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.

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Course Description:
Educational in nature with emphasis on personal hygiene, community health and health education, this course covers diverse topics such as wellness,  mental health, stress, nutrition, weight management, communicable disease,  non-communicable disease, reproductive health, parenting, substance abuse,  aging, and ecology. Socioeconomic and sociocultural factors that impact the  wellness of specific cultural groups will also be discussed. This course does  not count toward a biology major. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, Web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change.
  2. Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze personal dietary information for the major nutritional categories.
  3. Summarize the major classes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and their effects and addictions.
  4. Interpret characteristics, processes, and treatments of various infectious and noninfectious diseases.
  5. Identify and explain human sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, contraception and reproductive processes.


Core Assessment:

Comprehensive Final Exam which consists of 98 objective items and 8 essay type written discussion items.  (Meets 25% of overall course grade)

Assignment Issues:

  1. List and discuss the attributes of the six dimensions of wellness.
  2. Define physical fitness and explain the key components of a physical fitness program.
  3. Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze dietary information for the 6 majornutritional categories.
  4. Compare and contrast the characteristics of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
  5. Summarize the importance and describe the roles of vitamins, minerals, and water in human nutrition.
  6. Identify the organs of the human reproductive system and explain their physiological role.
  7. Compare and contrast the costs and benefits of many birth control methods.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of pregnancy and birth.
  9. Describe the major classes of drugs and their effects.
  10. Explain the short- and long-term effect of alcohol and tobacco use.
  11. Define and summarize the types of sexually transmitted diseases including their symptoms, prevalence in society, treatment, and transmission.
  12. Define what is "lifestyle disease."  Discuss examples.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Topic Chapter Week
Introduction & Physical Activity 1 & 7 1
Nutrition & Weight Management 5 & 6 2
Stress & Psychological Health 3 & 4 3
Sexuality & Reproduction 8 & 9 4
Birth Control & STDs 10 & 11 5
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco 16, 17 & 18 6
Immunity & Infection, Cancer 12 & 13 7
Cardiovascular & Aging 14 & 22 8



Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are a couple of long term projects built into the course. One of the involves the use of the diet analysis program. This program is free, you do not need to provide any financial information; however, you should enroll with your Park email address. This project will extend over a 2 or 3 week period, but does involve daily recording of foods. You are not able to retrieve individual material that you entered earlier in the week, so it is wise to run the daily report and then simply copy and paste the report either into word or into the provided dropbox. The second project involves physical fitness or wellness and extends over a longer period of time. Although the directions are specific about the activities that you participate in, if there are circumstances that prevent you from completing them please contact me and we will work on a different aspect for you. The behavior that you might want to change might not be in physical arena but may be something else. The goals that you establish should be reachable goals with appropriate rewards.

Grading:
Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:


Activity Points
Final Exam 250
Wellness Project 100
Nutrition Project 100
Discussion Threads 170
Mastery Quizzes 120
Participation/Homework 170



MINIMUM GRADE GIVEN IN COURSE:

A = 90.0% and higher
B = 80.0%
C = 70.0%
D = 60.0%
F = less than 60.0

Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment.
Mastery Exam are to be taken each week, except week 8.  The exams may be taken multiple times, however, you must score at least 80% on the exam before you will receive credit.
Submission of Late Work: Late work will not be accepted unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors discretion).
Proctored final examination/Project - A final comprehensive proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Because this exam is comprehensive, I urge you to schedule the final for the latter part of week 8 so that the material for that week may be covered. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

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Each student is responsible for:

Completing a minimum of 4-6 responses each week.
Completing weekly reading assignments and class activities.
Completing weekly discussion topics.
Completing weekly mastery questions.
Completing journal entries as assigned.
Completing a comprehensive proctored final examination during Week 8.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This course is offered online using the eCollege course delivery system. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The class begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday at midnight Mountain Time of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the deadline will not receive credit. All assignments must be submitted via the dropbox or journal or through the discussion threads. I do not accept assignments emailed to me. There are two or three Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to do them all.  An initial post in each one should be made by Thursday morning with at least one response to a posting from other students by Sunday evening.  This is important.  The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool.  Full value will not be awarded to an initial posting, no matter how complete, if it is done after Thursday.

The Classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor must include "BI214, purpose of the e-mail, and student's full name" in the subject line of the e-mail. E-mails without this information will not be recognized. It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information about class will be sent through Pirate Mail.

Like any class, it is important to 'attend'. Attendance is this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in threaded weekly discussions. Failure to "show up" for the weekly work will count as an absence for that week. Computers do crash, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me phone and/or find another means to submit your work.

In many ways, online classes have an advantage over face-to-face classes in that you can choose your own time to complete the assignment. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the classroom in online activities. Other activities such as completing assignments, sending/receiving email, exploring the text web site and conducting research over the web will be in addition to this.

All students will participate in discussions through responses. Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each of you at all times. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment (yes, even this environment). Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed.

Students should have current anti-virus software and update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this call. This is everyone's responsibility.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course is offered online using the eCollege course delivery system. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The class begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday at midnight Mountain Time of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the deadline will not receive credit. All assignments must be submitted via the dropbox or journal or through the discussion threads. I do not accept assignments emailed to me. There are two or three Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to do them all.  An initial post in each one should be made by Thursday morning with at least one response to a posting from other students by Sunday evening.  This is important.  The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool.  Full value will not be awarded to an initial posting, no matter how complete, if it is done after Thursday.

The Classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor must include "BI214, purpose of the e-mail, and student's full name" in the subject line of the e-mail. E-mails without this information will not be recognized. It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information about class will be sent through Pirate Mail.

Like any class, it is important to 'attend'. Attendance is this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in threaded weekly discussions. Failure to "show up" for the weekly work will count as an absence for that week. Computers do crash, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me phone and/or find another means to submit your work.

In many ways, online classes have an advantage over face-to-face classes in that you can choose your own time to complete the assignment. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the classroom in online activities. Other activities such as completing assignments, sending/receiving email, exploring the text web site and conducting research over the web will be in addition to this.

All students will participate in discussions through responses. Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each of you at all times. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment (yes, even this environment). Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed.

Students should have current anti-virus software and update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this call. This is everyone's responsibility.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Topic Chapter Week
Introduction & Physical Activity 1 & 7 1
Nutrition & Weight Management 5 & 6 2
Stress & Psychological Health 3 & 4 3
Sexuality & Reproduction 8 & 9 4
Birth Control & STDs 10 & 11 5
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco 16, 17 & 18 6
Immunity & Infection, Cancer 12 & 13 7
Cardiovascular & Aging 14 & 22 8



Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are a couple of long term projects built into the course. One of the involves the use of the diet analysis program. This program is free, you do not need to provide any financial information; however, you should enroll with your Park email address. This project will extend over a 2 or 3 week period, but does involve daily recording of foods. You are not able to retrieve individual material that you entered earlier in the week, so it is wise to run the daily report and then simply copy and paste the report either into word or into the provided dropbox. The second project involves physical fitness or wellness and extends over a longer period of time. Although the directions are specific about the activities that you participate in, if there are circumstances that prevent you from completing them please contact me and we will work on a different aspect for you. The behavior that you might want to change might not be in physical arena but may be something else. The goals that you establish should be reachable goals with appropriate rewards.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct.

Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.
Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge. Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University. Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

Jay Klopfenstein
Jay.Klopfenstein@pirate.park.edu
Office: Camp Pendleton Campus - Home Office in Carlsbad, CA
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays - Pacific Standard Time
Phone: 760 729-3398
Fax: 1-916-404-4205

     Welcome to our class, I'm Jay Klopfenstein your BI214 instructor.  I've enjoyed teaching on campus and online here at Park for the past five years.  I wear many different hats as a part of the teaching profession.  I serve as a Park University Adjunct Professor and Senior Online Instructor based here on the Camp Pendleton Campus in Camp Pendleton, California.

     I teach Computer Science, Environmental Studies and Health Education classes, along with Science,Technology and Society courses online for Park. I'm fortunate to be an Apple Distinguished Educator with Apple Computer Company selected by my peers and Apple to instruct fellow educators at national conferences on the newest media applications.

      Over the past seven years, while continuing to teach full time, I've worked with Dr. Sally Ride on a NASA supported project called EarthKAM.  The EarthKAM ground control center is located in the Astrophysics Department on the University of California Campus here in San Diego.  

     Through this EarthKAM program.. middle school and high school teachers in co-ordination with their students submit environmental study projects.  Once  projects are approved they gain NASA access to the Space Station camera where they designate and capture images from specific orbital vantage points high above the Earth.   The majority of study projects focus on capturing images of habitat loss along urban developed coastlines.  Through the EarthKAM Website ...schools are able to share online with one another and the public the environmental impacts and loss of habitat taking place in the World's rainforests and along coastal watersheds. 

      Prior to teaching at Park, for a greater part of my professional life, 30 years, I was a high school science/math teacher and track coach in the Carlsbad Unified School District in Carlsbad,California.  Concurrently, over the past decade, I've served on the State of California Blue Ribbon Committee to evaluate science textbooks for secondary schools.

     Early in my career, I obtained a Pre-Med, and Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa with majors in Biology and Chemistry, and my Masters in Education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  Since then, I've been the recipient of seven academic year National Science Foundation study grants held on the Univ. of Calif. Berkeley and San Diego campuses in the fields of Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies and use of Supercomputing in Science Education.

      For leisure activities I enjoy traveling to far away places like Austrailia and Alaska, working with digital photography and participating in outdoor field study projects with nearby nature centers here in San Diego County.

      I look forward to working with all of you this eight week term.


Park Vision/Mission Statement

Park University Vision

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Park University Mission

The mission of Park University, a entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

 
Instructor Information

Instructor:

email:

phone:

Term:



Prof. Jay Klopfenstein

Jay.Klopfenstein@pirate.park.edu

760 729-3398

Summer Term - 2006

 

  Park University

 
Course Description

Educational in nature with emphasis on personal hygiene, community health and health education, this course covers diverse topics such as wellness, mental health, stress, nutrition, weight management, communicable disease, reproductive health, parenting, substance abuse, aging and ecology.  Socioeconomic and sociocultural factors that impact the wellness of specific cultural groups will also be discussed.  This course does not count toward a biology major. 3:0:3

 
Overview and Course Goals

Welcome to Personal and Community Health (BI 214) online!  The overall goal of this class is to synthesize the facts and concepts of a variety of scientific areas including biology, physiology, anatomy, psychology, and sociology into a meaningful study that will motivate the student to modify their health practices to a high level of effective and enjoyable living.  The emphasis of this course will be on healthful and intelligent living and the application of the fundamental principles of health. By the end of this course, students should have the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding their own health and general well-being.

Each week we will focus on different aspects of health, its application to us personally and to the world (community) as a whole.  The focus will be reinforced and expanded by the weekly Discussions, the reading of the text assignments, some long-term personal assignments, and links provided in the lecture.

 
Core Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Plan for, prepare, implement and assess/refine for re-implementation, a positive lifestyle behavioral change.
  2. Describe and demonstrate the ability to analyze personal dietary information for the major nutritional categories.
  3. Describe the major classes of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and their effects and addictions.
  4. Describe characteristics, processes, and treatments of various infectious and noninfectious diseases.
  5. Identify and explain human sexual anatomy and physiology, STDs, contraception and reproductive processes.

 
Required Texts/Materials

Health & Wellness, 8th ed
Author:Edlin & Golanty
ISBN: 0763748196

AND

Go to MyPyramidTracker and enroll in a free membership.  You should enroll in this program at your earliest opportunity, using your Park email, and practice both inputing material and learning about the reports and how to copy and past them into documents.

 

 
Schedule of Topics Covered

TopicChapterWeek
Introduction & Physical Activity1 & 71
Nutrition & Weight Management5 & 62
Stress & Psychological Health3 & 43
Sexuality & Reproduction8 & 94
Birth Control & STDs10 & 115
Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco16, 17 & 186
Immunity & Infection, Cancer12 & 137
Cardiovascular & Aging14 & 228

Because this course is concerned with your long term health, there are a couple of long term projects built into the course. One of the involves the use of the diet analysis program. This program is free, you do not need to provide any financial information; however, you should enroll with your Park email address. This project will extend over a 2 or 3 week period, but does involve daily recording of foods. You are not able to retrieve individual material that you entered earlier in the week, so it is wise to run the daily report and then simply copy and paste the report either into word or into the provided dropbox. The second project involves physical fitness or wellness and extends over a longer period of time. Although the directions are specific about the activities that you participate in, if there are circumstances that prevent you from completing them please contact me and we will work on a different aspect for you. The behavior that you might want to change might not be in physical arena but may be something else. The goals that you establish should be reachable goals with appropriate rewards.

 
Course Policies and Ground Rules

This course is offered online using the eCollege course delivery system. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The class begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday at midnight Mountain Time of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the deadline will not receive credit. All assignments must be submitted via the dropbox or journal or through the discussion threads. I do not accept assignments emailed to me. There are two or three Discussion Threads in each week, so be sure to do them all.  An initial post in each one should be made by Thursday morning with at least one response to a posting from other students by Sunday evening.  This is important.  The interaction that you have in this class is by exchanging these posts and is a very important learning tool.  Full value will not be awarded to an initial posting, no matter how complete, if it is done after Thursday.

The Classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor must include "BI214, purpose of the e-mail, and student's full name" in the subject line of the e-mail. E-mails without this information will not be recognized. It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information about class will be sent through Pirate Mail.

Like any class, it is important to 'attend'. Attendance is this online course is determined by your keeping up to date with classroom assignments and responses. Your attendance is also tracked by the amount of time spent online. You are required to participate in threaded weekly discussions. Failure to "show up" for the weekly work will count as an absence for that week. Computers do crash, but this is not a legitimate excuse to miss class. It is your responsibility to notify me phone and/or find another means to submit your work.

In many ways, online classes have an advantage over face-to-face classes in that you can choose your own time to complete the assignment. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the classroom in online activities. Other activities such as completing assignments, sending/receiving email, exploring the text web site and conducting research over the web will be in addition to this.

All students will participate in discussions through responses. Basic old-fashioned courtesy is expected from each of you at all times. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online course. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment (yes, even this environment). Disruptive behavior (as deemed by the instructor) will not be allowed.

Students should have current anti-virus software and update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this call. This is everyone's responsibility.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

 
Grading Policy

Grades for this course will be determined using the following items:

ActivityPoints
Final Exam250
Wellness Project100
Nutrition Project100
Discussion Threads170
Mastery Quizzes120
Participation/Homework170

MINIMUM GRADE GIVEN IN COURSE:

A = 90.0% and higher
B = 80.0%
C = 70.0%
D = 60.0%
F = less than 60.0

  • Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item are included within the assignment.
  • Mastery Exam are to be taken each week, except week 8.  The exams may be taken multiple times, however, you must score at least 80% on the exam before you will receive credit.
  • Submission of Late Work: Late work will not be accepted unless under extreme circumstances (at the instructors discretion).
  • Proctored final examination/Project - A final comprehensive proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. Because this exam is comprehensive, I urge you to schedule the final for the latter part of week 8 so that the material for that week may be covered. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
    • Other Information on proctored exams:
      • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
      • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
      • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
      • Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing a minimum of 4-6 responses each week.
  • Completing weekly reading assignments and class activities.
  • Completing weekly discussion topics.
  • Completing weekly mastery questions.
  • Completing journal entries as assigned.
  • Completing a comprehensive proctored final examination during Week 8.

 
Academic Honesty

Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct.

Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

  • Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed. Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
  • Plagiarism involves the use of quotation without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
  • Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
  • Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
    • Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
    • Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
    • Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge. Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University. Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

 
Attendance

Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.

An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

For more details see Park University Undergraduate Catalog or the Park University Graduate Catalog.

 
Student Resources

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.

Park University Online Bookstore - Select "Distance Learning - Graduate," or "Distance Learning Internet," and then click on the appropriate course code (ex. AC 201, PA 501) to see the list of required and optional texts for each course that you are enrolled in.

Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance. If you need contact information for your Campus Center, click here.

Online Tutoring Services - Park University has arranged for Online students to receive five hours of free access to Online tutoring and academic support through Smarthinking. If you would like Online tutoring, please contact me to receive their recommendation and information on how to access the Online tutoring.

Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.

Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.

Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024.

 
Bio

See Prof. Klopfenstein's "Bio" at the top of this Syllabus. 



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
2,                                                 
Identifies and discusses 6 or more items called for in the question. Identifies and discusses 4-5 items called for in the question. Identifies and discusses 1-3 items called for in the question. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
1                                                  
Accurately discusses 3 key components of physical fitness and applies them to their own situation. Accurately discusses 3 key components of a physical fitness program. Accurately discusses 1-2 key components of a physical fitness program. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
3                                                  
Accurately analyzes the question items, giving 2 or more examples of each. Accurately analyzes the question items, defining both and giving one example of each. Accurately analyzes the question items but fails to give examples. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 
Application                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1,3                                                
Defines “lifestyle disease” and gives 3 or more examples. Defines “lifestyle disease” and discusses 2 examples. Defines “lifestyle disease” but gives only 1 example. No evidence of operationally defined competency. 

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