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Syllabus: AEROB 45: Aerobics

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Important Notice

Before beginning any exercise program, consult your doctor. Participants and their legal guardians understand and acknowledge that participation in any exercise program or related activity carries with it inherent dangers that may result in personal injury or even death. Participants and their legal guardians assume complete responsibility to (a) consult with a physician to ensure that there are no health-related reasons or problems which would preclude or restrict the participant’s participation in a particular exercise program or related activity and (b) procure adequate health insurance necessary to provide for and pay any medical costs that may directly or indirectly result from such participation. Accordingly, participants and their legal guardians assume all responsibility and risk associated with any participation in any exercise program or related activity.

Participating with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may still be able to participate successfully in this course. Read the linked page “Participating with Disabilities” to learn more.

Course Materials

For this course, you will need comfortable workout clothing and athletic shoes.

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Summary: 4 computer-graded assignments; 4 instructor-graded submissions; each may be resubmitted once for a fee, you must pass the Physical Activity Assignment with a score of 60% or higher in order to pass the course.

Unit Quizzes 20%
Goals Assignment 5%
Nutrition Improvement Assignment 5%
Sport Community Assignment 5%
Physical Activity Assignment 50%
Final Exam 15%

The Physical Activity Assignment requires a workout log tracking 45 days of aerobics over a period of (usually) 15 to 24 weeks. Keep in mind that you cannot complete this course in less than 7 weeks. Start early! This link will take you to the Physical Activity Assignment instructions.

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Summary: 1 computer-graded, proctored exam; you may retake it once for a fee; to pass the course, you must pass the final with at least a 60%.

The final exam is comprehensive and consists of about 40 multiple-choice questions.

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Grading Scale
A 93–100%
A− 90–92%
B+ 87–89%
B 83–86%
B− 80–82%
C+ 77–79%
C 73–76%
C− 70–72%
D+ 67–69%
D 63–66%
D− 60–62%
E (fail) 0–59%

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Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course and you cannot complete this course in less than 7 weeks. You may purchase one 3-month extension if you need more than a year to complete this course.

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A Note About Plagiarism

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Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

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University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of sexual misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of sexual misconduct should be reported to the Title IX coordinator at or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at or 1-888-238-1062 (24 hours a day).

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