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PHED 1065

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Weight Training
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to acquaint students with the proper fundamentals and techniques utilized in a weight training program.  It also covers proper care and utilization of equipment involved, and the importance of safety.  Students are given information regarding the use of weight training in a well-rounded fitness program.

Weight Training for Life, James L. Hesson, Morton Publishing (newest edition).

Expected Educational Results
After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Assess their strength levels
2. Demonstrate the proper fundamentals and techniques of weight training using a variety of designated lifts
3. Explain terminology, use of equipment, muscle structure and training principles
4. Identify the proper progression of exercise
5. Discuss the role of weight training in a well-rounded physical fitness program
6. Plan and execute a correct and appropriate weight training program

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
1. Safety
2. Proper use and care of equipment
3. Supplemental activities and related fitness components
4. Pre- and Post-Testing
5. Exercises for specific muscles
6. Terminology
7. Different routines for different results
8. Progressive Resistance Exercise Program
9. Write weight training program
10. Maintain progress charts

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.

A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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