Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Weight Training

 Title Abbreviation:   WEIGHT TRAINING

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    112

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This course addresses use of resistance weight equipment using proper body mechanics. Emphasizes strength training.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Exercise at an intensity to elicit cardiovascular and strength benefits.
  2. Demonstrate improved strength, mucular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance.
  3. Execute correct technique on each weight machine.
  4. Understand target heart rates for diverse age groups and the F.I.T. principle
    • F-Frequency (4-6 exercise periods/week)
    • T-Time (30 minutes or more duration)
    • T-Time (30 minutes or more duration)
  5. Enjoy participating in aerobic fitness and weight training activities.
  6. Recognize aerobic fitness as a lifetime activity.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Target heart rate/understand, use and record each exercise period
  2. Fitness lab rules
  3. Weight room orientation/correct techniques on each machine
  4. Aerobic exercise and strength training benefits for diverse groups and individuals
  5. F.I.T. lifetime wellness principles.