Frequently Asked Questions in FIT

What do I do if I get injured? 

If you get injured during a class no matter the severity, please tell your instructor right away and discuss the following options which are:

  1. Students may go the Injury Care Clinic for a free evaluation.  Click the link for more information
  2. Students may go to the Campus Health Center.  Click on the link for more information
  3. Student may go to their own health care provider.
  4. If the injury renders you unable to transport yourself, we will phone the GVSU Public Safety for on-site assistance.
  5. An incident/accident report will be completed by GVSU faculty if your injury took place during class.

If I have an injury/disability can I enroll in a FIT class? 

If you are unable to complete or are concerned about registering for a course because of your abilities, disabilities, or a short-term injury, we will do everything we can to accommodate your individual situation.  Please contact the Fitness Skill and Activity Course Coordinator, Karol Tiemersma, for guidance: [email protected] or 331-8890.

Do I need a textbook or specific equipment? 

Each FIT course varies regarding textbooks and equipment. This information will be listed on the course syllabus provided by your instructor.

How do I know if I have a concussion? 

If you suspect that you have a concussion and it happened during class, please tell your instructor. Your instructor will then walk you through the proper steps to facilitate your assistance and safety.  If you think you have a concussion from the result of something that happened outside of class, inform you instructor and seek appropriate medical care.  See the options for care on campus in the question, “What do I do if I get injured?”  

For more information on concussions, here is a link to the CDC information:

Can I make it to my next class in 10 minutes after a FIT class? 

That all depends…

  • If you are at an off campus location for class, you will have to check the travel time back to campus and parking options.
  • If you are leaving a swimming class and need to change you will need to take the time of transition into account.
  • If you are at the boathouse or driving range, you will have a tight transition and should do a practice trip.  
  • If you do not mind going to class a bit sweaty for other classes, you should be able to make it to another classes like another class.

Why is there a course fee? 

As a department, we try to limit the extra costs of course fees.  However, there are times when the cost of the course includes equipment or facility rental or certification costs that are not covered by student tuition.  Specific course fees may be found in Banner when registering for the course.

If you have any other questions not addressed here, please contact the Fitness Skill and Activity Course Coordinator, Karol Tiemersma, for more information: [email protected] or 331-8890.

Page last modified February 21, 2023