Mary Ann Jennings, Coordinator
The purpose of the Division of Lifetime Fitness for nonmajor students is to provide health education, physical fitness education, and recreation education activities that will provide mental, physical, social, and leisure time preparation for lifetime fitness for all students.
Lifetime Fitness is an elective program consisting of lifetime fitness/sport/recreation activity labs. Courses carry a credit value of one semester hour, thus serving the requirement of a semester-by-semester experience at the University. Multi-credit activity labs from other universities will only transfer one semester of the University requirement.
Courses in Health, Human Performance, or Recreation, as well as courses elsewhere, at the “2000” level, “3000” level, and “4000” level may not be applied in any way to this University requirement. (See the following section Course Offerings for a listing of the LF 1104 Adaptive Lifetime Fitness-LF 1199 Advanced Relaxation/Fitness courses that apply.) A maximum of four Lifetime Fitness courses may be counted toward a degree.
A student may not repeat a numbered course, except LF 1104 Adaptive Lifetime Fitness, unless a grade of “D” or “F” was earned in that course. A student may not take a course at a lower level after passing the subject at a higher level (intermediate or advanced).
Variations from the University requirements for Lifetime Fitness activity courses exist. In the instance where the requirement may be waived, the waiver allows the hours associated with the LF requirement to be fulfilled by taking other courses. (The waiver does not reduce in any way total hours required for graduation). It is the responsibility of each student to ascertain from his or her Degree Plan Office/Dean’s Office if any of the following variations apply:
Age: This requirement may be waived for persons over 25 years of age at the time of matriculation to Baylor. If a person reaches age 25 subsequent to matriculation, the requirement stipulated in the degree plan must be completed. (The waiver allows the hours associated with the LF requirement to be fulfilled by taking other courses. The waiver does not reduce in any way total hours required for graduation.)
Aerospace Studies and Military Science: Students in Aerospace Studies and Military Science who are required to take the respective Leadership Labs garner one credit hour per semester for a maximum of four semesters credit.
Band: One hour of credit will be granted each fall semester for those enrolled in marching band. The maximum number of credits vary by College/School.
Athletes: All students actively on a NCAA athletic roster may receive two semesters of LF credit by enrolling and completing LF 1128 Varsity Sports Conditioning I and LF 1129 Varsity Sports Conditioning II. The remaining credit, as specified by degree, must be taken from the available courses.
Military Veterans: Students who are military veterans will be exempted from one semester of activity for each 135 days of active duty. Students must submit a copy of DD Form 214, or similar military documentation, to the Program Director to be granted this exemption. (The waiver allows the hours associated with the LF requirement to be fulfilled by taking other courses. The waiver does not reduce in any way the total hours required for graduation.)
Adaptive Lifetime Fitness: No student with a disability is excused from lifetime fitness classes. Prior to the beginning of each semester, students with disabilities need to contact Dr. Mary Ann Jennings (ext. 4025) and must present a medical statement from a physician outlining the nature of the disability and recommendations for activity. Dr. Jennings will forward the request to Dr. Margaret Wooddy, the coordinator of LF 1104 Adaptive Lifetime Fitness. An individualized rehabilitation program and academic-oriented program will be provided, as outlined and approved by the attending physician.
Listed below are the health and Lifetime Fitness activity classes that apply. Each course counts toward one semester of the University requirement. All classes are graded in accordance with established University policy. Students may elect to take any course on a pass/fail basis, but this decision must be made at the time of registration or during the drop-add period. All business students must take Lifetime Fitness activity courses on a graded basis. Elementary education majors must register for PUBH 1145 Health and Human Behavior on a graded basis.
Note: Courses in Health, Human Performance, or Recreation at the “2000” level, “3000” level, and “4000” level may not be applied in any way to this University requirement.
A description of courses and levels are as follows:
|LF 1104||Adaptive Lifetime Fitness (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1106||Beginning Aerobics||1|
|LF 1107||Intermediate Aerobics||1|
|LF 1109||Aqua Fitness||1|
|LF 1110||Aerobic Walking||1|
|LF 1111||Aerobic Running||1|
|LF 1112||Backpacking and Camping||1|
|LF 1114||Beginning Badminton||1|
|LF 1115||Intermediate Badminton||1|
|LF 1117||Beginning Ballet||1|
|LF 1118||Intermediate Ballet||1|
|LF 1119||Advanced Ballet (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1121||Beginning Bicycling||1|
|LF 1122||Intermediate Bicycling||1|
|LF 1123||Beginning Mountain Biking||1|
|LF 1124||Beginning Bowling||1|
|LF 1125||Intermediate Bowling||1|
|LF 1128||Varsity Sports Conditioning I (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1129||Varsity Sports Conditioning II (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1130||Social Dance||1|
|LF 1134||Fitness Theory and Practice||1|
|LF 1138||Beginning Golf||1|
|LF 1139||Intermediate Golf (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1140||Advanced Golf (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1147||Beginning Jazz Dance||1|
|LF 1148||Intermediate Jazz Dance||1|
|LF 1151||Beginning Martial Arts||1|
|LF 1152||Intermediate Martial Arts||1|
|LF 1153||Advanced Martial Arts (Departmental approval required)||4|
|LF 1156||Beginning Racquetball||1|
|LF 1157||Intermediate Racquetball||1|
|LF 1158||Paddle Sports||1|
|LF 1159||Sailing and Canoeing||1|
|LF 1160||Beginning Rock Climbing||1|
|LF 1161||Intermediate Rock Climbing||1|
|LF 1163||Beginning Self Defense||1|
|LF 1169||Intermediate Self Defense||1|
|LF 1170||Advanced Self Defense||1|
|LF 1175||Beginning Swimming||1|
|LF 1176||Intermediate Swimming||1|
|LF 1177||Advanced Swimming||1|
|LF 1178||Lifeguard Training (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1179||Beginning Tai Chi||1|
|LF 1181||Beginning Tennis||1|
|LF 1182||Intermediate Tennis||1|
|LF 1183||Advanced Tennis||1|
|LF 1192||Weight Control||1|
|LF 1194||Beginning Weight Training||1|
|LF 1195||Intermediate Weight Training||1|
|LF 1197||Beginning Relaxation/Fitness||1|
|LF 1198||Intermediate Relaxation/Fitness (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1199||Advanced Relaxation/Fitness (Departmental approval required)||1|
|LF 1131||Contemporary Dance||1|
|LF 1187||Racquet Sports||1|
Note: Lab Fees are required on courses numbered 1101-1199.
Note: Except for students in the College of Arts & Sciences, the following course may be substituted for one of the activities listed above.
PUBH 1145 Health and Human Behavior
Otherwise, courses in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation carrying the prefix HP, HED, PUBH, and RLS may NOT be applied in any way to this University requirement.
Note: Courses in Health, Human Performance, or Recreation at the “2000” level, “3000” level, and “4000” level, as well as courses elsewhere, may not be applied in any way to this University requirement.