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Course : Organization and Administration of Worksite Wellness

Course Number
KNES 4533
Section Number
Spring 2023
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

 Technology Skills

Must be able to send and receive email

Must be able to create, send and receive Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or PowerPoint documents and log in to your Google Account to access Google Sites (All students have an MSU Google Email) (first initial last name date of birth

Must be able to use Desire 2 Learn portal

Must be able to download and utilize Flipgrid

Must be able to appropriately use internet links and websites

Communication Policies

Before you email me, make sure to follow the “Three then Me” rule. The “Three then Me” rule says that you search for your answer regarding the course in at least three other places before you email me. For example, if you have a question about an assignment, you should consult your syllabus, your grading scale or rubric, or the assignment description on D2L. Remember, check three sources before you email me your question. It is very likely you’ll find the answer and not need to email me. If you don’t find the answer and need clarification, feel free to email me.

During the week, I will typically respond to your emails within 24-48 hours. Any emails received over the weekend will receive a response no later than Monday by noon. 

Student Email Usage

You are required to use your MWSU email address for all correspondence during this course. Check that your MWSU email address is the one listed in your D2L Personal Information. Using your MWSU address ensures your privacy. If you have a different email account, you can forward your MWSU email to that account, but I will only send and respond to emails within the MWSU address. Please make sure to include your name and course number on any email that you send. You are required to check your MWSU email a minimum of 4 days per week.


1.            To identify the knowledge needed to support and enhance health

2.            To define the characteristics of workplace wellness programs

3.            To identify the impact of corporate wellness programs on employee health and medical costs

4.            To identify the types and effectiveness of incentives for employee participation in wellness programs

5.            To execute the steps involved in developing a wellness program

6.            To demonstrate knowledge of the current research and literature on workplace wellness

7.            To demonstrate knowledge of program design and delivery

8.            To identify methods for evaluating program effectiveness

9.            To have extensive knowledge of nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, and stress management

10.           To define personal leadership styles in relation to the workforce.


No late work accepted

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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