Milaca Public Schools
500 Highway 23 West
Milaca, MN 56353

Strength and Conditioning Syllabus


Teacher: John Hodson E-mail:     

Phone: 320-982-7387 Best time to contact:  7:15-8:00am or 3:15-3:45pm

During this class students will be able to demonstrate competency in lifting techniques, and aerobic activities.  Students will participate in physical activity daily during the quarter.  Each student will be responsible for his/her personal and social behavior that respects self and others within the physical activity setting.  

Students will have to participate every day.  During that time we will explore proper strength training techniques aimed at improving overall muscular strength and endurance.   I will communicate classroom activities through Google Classroom.     

Students will be expected to create a strength training plan that they will use, fill out and turn in weekly throughout the semester.  I will provide templates and resources for students to create personalized lifting plans.  Students will also be able to choose from plans that I already have set up.   

Requirements:  Student participation is a must. This is an activity-based class, therefore students should expect to be active during the class period.  Students should be prepared to try new activities with an open mind.  Remember to be safe, responsible, respectful and have fun.


  • Demonstration of strength training plan development.  Students will be required to turn in a strength training plan periodically throughout the semester.  
  • Class participation involving strength training days as well as game days.  Student participation will be graded out of 5 possible points per class meeting.  Failure to participate or follow class procedures will result in the reduction of those points.  If a student does not dress appropriately for class then they will lose all points for that day.
  • Students will periodically have assignments that will include articles to read, worksheets, and etc.
  • There will be a final written exam at the end of the quarter.

             Grading Scale

A = 95-100

C = 73-76

A- = 90-94

C- = 70-72

B+ = 87-89

D+ = 67-69

B = 83-86

D = 63-66

B- = 80-82

D- = 60-62

C+ = 77-79

F = 59 or less


Materials needed for this course: 

  • You are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes, which allows you to function athletically and promotes good hygiene. 
  • Shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, and tennis shoes.
  • Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade. 
  • Locks will be provided and you are responsible for the lock that is issued to you and will be required to return that lock at the end of the school year/semester. 
  • A lock fee of $7 will be administered if you lose your lock.
  • Personal locks can be used as long as a combination or key is provided to the teacher.

Limited participation: For extended non-participation (longer than one day) a doctor’s note is required.  While in the swimming unit, students will be required to swim unless they provide a doctor's note.  Students who do not swim and fail to turn in a doctor’s note will receive no credit for the unit.

Attendance Policy: In accordance with the district’s attendance policy, you will be allowed 12 absences.  After 12 absences, you will lose credit in this class.  Please see your student handbook for further details.

Unexcused absences: Students will not be able to make up points lost due to unexcused absences. 

Make-ups: Students will be required to complete a make-up form/assignment in order to earn points missed due to an absence.  Form/assignment and instructions will be provided.  Forms must be turned in within the week of the absence to earn full credit. 

Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in on the due date.  Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to submit late work, after one week students will receive no credit.  The two days to make up missed work due to an absence is incorporated into the 7 days.

Classroom Rules:

  1. Be On Time. (Students have 5 minutes after the bell to change.) 3 tardies = 1 lunch detention & loss of points
  2. Be Prepared. (Students are required to wear tennis shoes and clothing that is appropriate for exercise.)
  3. Follow teacher’s directions the first time they are given. 
  4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.

   1st incident results in a student-teacher meeting to discuss behavior plan.

  2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.

3rd incident results in meeting with administration. 

*   Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class. 

Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules:

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home. 

Cell phones/Electronic Devices: Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT to be brought to physical education class, unless directed by the teacher to do so.  Electronic devices are NEVER to be used in any locker rooms or restrooms.  Failure to comply with this procedure will result in a behavioral referral.


Tear off this page and keep the syllabus for future reference.

*  Please note there may be times when Strength and Conditioning classes go off campus during class. By signing below gives permission for your student to be a part of those classes.


* Please sign and date in the spaces below.  Your signature implies that you have read and understand the expectations of this class and will put forth full effort to follow the expectations.  If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher.

Student Printed Name _____________________________________ Date _______________

Student Signature ________________________________________ Date _______________

Parent/Guardian Printed Name _______________________________ Date ______________

Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________________ Date _______________

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.