PED 111-112, Weight Training Syllabus


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                             Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Any curriculum requiring a PED elective


Course Number & Title:  PED 111-112, Weight Training I-II


Credit Hours:  1-2   Hours/Wk Lecture: 0-1each                     Hours/Wk Lab:  2-4 each              Lec/Lab Comb: 2-4 each



I.          Catalog Description:  Focuses on muscular strength and endurance strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs.  Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment.


II.      Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: An understanding of muscular structure and function combined with appropriate strength training activities will promote and help to develop a wellness lifestyle.  This course meets the PED/HLT requirement in all degree programs.


III.    Required background (list any experience, prerequisites, co-requisites necessary to enroll in the course)   No prerequisite


IV.    Course Content (list the major topics):  Major topics include the following: physiology and biomechanics of strength training; mental approach to strength training; developing a strength training program; flexibility activities; single and multiple joint exercises; body composition awareness; and nutrition for conditioning.


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


A.   Follow a prescribed workout schedule for strength conditioning.

B.   Develop an understanding of the major terms and phrases associated with the structure and physiology of strength training.

C.   Develop an understanding of major muscles and the strength training exercises for each muscle group.

D.   Participate in body composition and muscle assessment activities

VI.  Evaluation




Students will be assessed using some combination of tests, quizzes, or written assignments as defined by the instructor.  In addition, all students must participate in body composition and muscle assessments tests and record workout data as required by the instructor.





VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development