Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 281
Course Title:
Professional Activities: Weight Training
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Course Description

Provides students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to describe and safely demonstrate a progression of resistance training exercises for all major muscle groups designed to improve muscular fitness. Emphasizes identifying and utilizing training principles for enhanced muscular fitness and proper technique on a wide variety of resistance training exercises. Prerequisites: PE 181A, 181B, or 181C; and FT 131 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

A. Demonstrate safe, effective lifting techniques for every major muscle group when training clients.
B. Describe various resistance training methods, principles, equipment and assessments.
C. Utilize proper terminology to describe direction, location, function and action of the human body.
D. Lead safe, effective, and comprehensive resistance training sessions.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Written research projects • Written quizzes and exams • Individual and group presentations • Individual and group teaching practice

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Muscle Physiology

2. Benefits of Strength Training

3. Strength Training Adaptations 4. Strength Training Methods

5. Periodization of Strength Training Cycles 6. Strength Training Assessments & Programming Techniques

7. Teaching Methodology