Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Principles of Strength Training

 Title Abbreviation:   PRINC/STRENGTH TRAINING

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    102

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Explores technique, programming and progressions for resistance training.


Prerequisite: HFT 100 and HFT 107 with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe weight training programs used to increase power, strength and muscular endurance.
  2. Demonstrate and teach proper exercise and spotting techniques using both free weights and machines.
  3. Describe the neuromuscular adaptations to strength training.
  4. Identify proper technique and form for free weight and machine exercises.
  5. Create a strength program based on individual physical differences and personal goals.
  6. PROGRAM OUTCOME:Demonstrate knowledge of program progression and modifications.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Apply knowledge, skills, and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

Course Contents

  1. Strength training systems and protocols to accomplish goal.
  2. Proper technique and form for free weight and machine exercises.
  3. Anatomy related to strength training.
  4. Neuromuscular adaptations.