Course Syllabus

KFIT 61 - Personal Fitness Training 

Section 6237 - 1 unit (35 hours of participation)

Students may complete participation hours at either campus.

Please contact Ameya Bela or Christy Murphy by email if you notice any irregularities or problems with the course or course materials. We are always happy to help. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Ameya Bela

Christy Murphy


  • Be an enrolled student in KFIT 61
  • Bring a workout towel
  • Wear comfortable workout clothes and athletic shoes
  • Complete the online orientation
  • Log in and out of the timekeeper
  • Follow the rules, safety guidelines, and fitness center etiquette

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental exercise training guidelines and principles to improve personal fitness. This course offers flexibility to complete the participation requirement during any open gym hours at the assigned campus. A required orientation and fitness assessments will be completed as part of the course.


This is a self-paced course where students have the flexibility to complete their required participation hours during any open hours of the fitness center throughout the term. For the 1-unit course, 35 hours of participation are required. For the 1.5 unit course, 52.5 hours are required. Students will log in and out when using the fitness center to document their hours. In the Gradebook, students will see a regularly updated score out of 35 points (1 point = 1 hour completed) for the 1-unit course and 52.5 points (1 point = 1 hour completed) for the 1.5 unit course. 

Instructors and Open Gym Schedule

Meet Your Instructors

Santa Rosa Open Gym Schedule (Spring 2024)

Santa Rosa Campus Fitness Center Location/Map: 615 Weight Room Analy Village, Santa Rosa Campus

Petaluma Open Gym Schedule (Spring 2024)

Petaluma Campus Fitness Center Location/Map: PC 805 Fitness Center, Petaluma Campus

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

1. Complete personal workout including warm-up, cool-down, and components of physical fitness based on fitness level, goals, and credible safe and effective training guidelines.

More info on COR (Course Outline of Record - KFIT 61)

Course Evaluation

35 hours of participation (1 point for each hour)     35 points
Online Orientation Video  10 points
Problem Solving Assignments
Target Heart Rate 4 points
Written Assignments
Goals 5 points
Fitness Article Summary 5 points
Fitness Assessments: Skill Performance
Pre-tests 3 points
Post-tests 3 points
Final Quiz 15 points
Total Points 80 points



There is no required textbook for this course. All of the content will be available to you on Canvas. If you are interested in learning more about health and fitness from a very credible source. I recommend these books:

ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health 

Nancy Clark's Sport Nutrition Guidebook


Instructor Announcements and Q&A Forum

The open gym coordinator will post announcements on the “Instructor Announcements” page in Canvas throughout the semester. Canvas notifies students according to their preferred Notification Preferences as soon as the instructor creates an Announcement. If you aren't getting the announcements in your email make sure you have verified your email address in canvas. 

How to make sure your email address is verified
Go to: Account
Email address 
Edit settings 
*If email address has exclamation point it means you need to verify your email address with canvas to receive messages 

A “Q&A Forum” is also on Canvas to ask for assistance of your classmates or instructor.  You can also use the help feature in the bottom left hand corner of canvas with a question mark labeled "Help". 

In order to check your notification settings; please click on ‘Account’ in the upper left hand corner when you are logged into canvas, then click on ‘notifications’.  If you are logged into canvas, the communication settings link should take you straight to the page.

I highly recommend that you update your user settings to make sure that you receive the following right away (Click the check mark – notify me right away) for:

  1. Announcement: this is how we will communicate with students enrolled in the class.
  2. Submission comment: this is where you may receive personal feedback on your assignments. 
  3. Conversation message: this is where instructors send students private messages through Canvas 

Feel free to change the settings on any others based on your personal preferences. 

Pass‐NoPass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online in your portal or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. With a grade of C or better, you will get P.

*For Faculty and Staff tuition reimbursement, you must take the class for a letter grade. T

If you are taking this course as part of a certificate program, you can probably still take the class P/NP. Check with a counselor to be sure.

Grading Policy

Visit "Grades” in Canvas to keep track of your grades. Your participation score will be the total hours you have completed so far out of 35. This will be updated regularly. 

Grades will be assigned as follows:











If taking Pass/No Pass you need at least 70% of the total class points to pass the class.

Resources for Success


Should you experience any physical or mental health issues, know that all of us at SRJC care about your well-being. SRJC’s Student Health Services (SHS) has nurse practitioners and mental health therapists available. Confidential sessions are provided via secure Zoom or in-person. Sessions are free for SRJC students taking credit or non-credit classes, and some providers can converse with you in Spanish if you prefer. SHS also has on-site covid rapid testing and vaccinations available also at no cost. To start the process for any type of physical or mental health appointment contact Student Health at 707 527-4445 or email More information about all that Student Health Services provides is available at

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.Links to an external site.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. I encourage students to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarismLinks to an external site.
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity (Links to an external site.)

Other Important Policies and Practices

Right to Privacy

All students have the right to learn freely and safely in both the physical classroom and the virtual classroom. Students may not share course contents, materials, recordings, or any other information containing representations of their classmates in writing, text, image, or video. This includes emails between students, posts to discussion boards, video threads containing signed dialogue, and any other media that contain the efforts of students who engage with the course (See Acts of Misconduct C., D., and E Links to an external site..). This especially applies to Zoom cloud recordings which are only stored on a temporary basis for the specific purpose of content review as deemed to be of benefit for all those enrolled in this course, and which are only available in TechConnect Zoom in Canvas. Students also may not discuss the performance of their classmates outside of the classroom. Violations of student privacy are subject to disciplinary actionLinks to an external site., with specifics to be handled in accordance with the appropriate SRJC policies and procedures.

Access and Accommodations

It is the mission of the Santa Rosa Junior College to support inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement—such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos—please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to contact the Disability Resources DepartmentLinks to an external site. Links to an external site.(DRD). DRD is a resource for students that provides authorization for academic accommodations, training and access to assistive technology, and collaborates on strategies for academic success. Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disability ResourcesLinks to an external site., as soon as possible, to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.


IMPORTANT: The Course Summary below is a chronological list of assignments to help you keep track of due dates. It does not contain links to course learning materials. Please access the course materials through Modules

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