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EXSC 387 Learning Outcomes

Course Materials

The following is required for this course:

Note: The first chapter of the book is posted online.

Additional readings will be assigned from the current literature and will be posted online as PDFs.

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Department Learning Outcomes

Competency in Course Objectives

Demonstrate competency on course assignments and exams of learning objectives for each required course (adequate competency includes skills and abilities relating to stress management, chronic disease prevention, anatomy, exercise physiology, health and fitness appraisal, worksite wellness program component design, healthy diet, and weight management).

Health Assessment, Evaluation, and Prescription

Conduct fitness assessments, write exercise prescriptions, evaluate health behaviors/health outcomes, and evaluate risk factors for disease and physical dysfunction.

Internship Experience

Demonstrate practical application of the Exercise and Wellness program course learning outcomes by successfully completing the 200-hour internship requirement.

Career and Professional Preparation

Gain satisfying employment in an area related to exercise and wellness or continue on with graduate studies.

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EXSC 387 Learning Outcomes

Healthy Lifestyle

Develop an awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.

Interpretation of Statistical Findings

Understand and interpret statistical findings used in scientific papers that report on health and lifestyle.

Scientific Literature

Become familiar with the scientific literature that supports healthy living and lifestyle.

Gaining Knowledge to Help Others

Gain knowledge needed to help others adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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There are 26 computer-graded quizzes (12% of your grade)—the ten lowest quiz scores will be dropped, 26 discussion board posts (5%), and a course project (3%). All of the assignments will account for 20% of your grade.

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There are three unit exams for this course. To study for the exams, review your computer-graded assignments, understand the information in the review questions, review the main sections of the text, and review the terms and homework assignments in the text. The unit exams account for 80% of your grade. Success on these exams is vital to your success in the course.

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Your final grade will be calculated using your scores from the following categories:

Assessment Number of Assignments Percentage of Grade
Computer-Graded Quizzes 26 12%
Discussion Board Posts 26 5%
Course Project 1 3%
Unit 1 Exam 1 26.66%
Unit 2 Exam 1 26.66%
Unit 3 Exam 1 26.66%
Grading Scale
A 94.5%–100%
A− 89.5%–94.4%
B+ 86.5%–89.4%
B 83.5%–86.4%
B− 79.5%–83.4%
C+ 76.5%–79.4%
C 73.5%–76.4%
C− 69.5%–73.4%
D+ 66.5%–69.4%
D 63.5%–66.4%
D− 59.5%–63.4%
E (fail) 59.4% and below

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.


26 computer-graded quizzes; may not be resubmitted. 26 discussion board posts; may be resubmitted. 1 course project; may not be resubmitted. 


3 proctored computer-graded exams; may not retake; must pass each exam with a 60% to earn credit for the course.

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

Note: The Harold B. Lee Library website provides a number of online resources and librarians are available via phone, chat, and email to answer questions about library-related issues.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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Provo, Utah 84602-1514