Aug 12, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



1 Credit Hour

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

HPR6378 - Weight Training I (1 hr.)

A basic course in weight training that is specific to the student’s sport he/she decides to specialize in. To provide the knowledge and inspire the understanding of weight training areas include; circuit training, free weights, safety concerns, stretching, proper warm-up, and warm-down. The technique is a major focus. Necessary to organize and teach safe, effective weight training that is specific to the individual’s sport.

Course Classification:

Physical Activity



Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning experiences which will help each student become more aware of his/her own level of strength through individualized sport-specific weight lifting. In addition, extend that awareness to the application of weight lifting techniques and knowledge to others. 

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to have developed a more in-depth background and understanding of some of the physiological functions of the body and the role that weight lifting has in influencing these adaptations related to their specific sport of choice.  Furthermore, they will be informed on how to measure their own strength as well as other’s strength and performance levels that are related to their specific sport.  Students will also understand how much of this information has been obtained, its accuracy, and possible errors that can be acquired in determining various weight lifting parameters. 

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows. 

UNIT 1: The Essentials of Weight Training

Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of how the human body maneuvers using the skeletal and neuromuscular systems and how they adapt.

  • Describe the function of skeletal muscle through various applications of weight training
  • Understand the neuromuscular adaptations to resistance weight training
  • Explain resistance training and gains in muscular fitness through weight training

UNIT 2: The Essentials of Sprot Specific Weight Training

Outcomes: The student will understand the basic knowledge for the energy systems and how they adapt to training.

  • Describe the adaptations acquired through sport-specific training
  • Understand how to manipulate the energy systems through lifting for various sports
  • Compare and contrast the differences between the various techniques of weight training: circuit training, free weights
  • Analyze the benefits of weight training through sport-specific training

UNIT 3: Cardiovascular, Respiratory Function and Performance Associated with Circuit Training

Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory regulation during exercise.

  • Understand the  function of the cardiovascular system in relation to circuit training
  • Enhance their cardiorespiratory fitness through circuit training
  • Evaluate ones cardiovascular endurance capacity through circuit training

UNIT 4: Optimizing Performance in Sport Through Weight Training

Outcomes: The student will gain an understanding of the different theories of training in sport.

  • Explain the role of weight training for specific sports
  • Recognize the relationship between nutrition and weight training
  • Define overtraining, detraining, and retraining
  • Assess body weight, body composition, and body size
  • Understand the tapering for peak performance through weight training

UNIT 5: Age and Gender Considerations in Weight Training

Outcomes: The student will understand age and gender differences associated with exercise.

  • Describe body composition, growth, and development
  • Explain physiological adaptations to sport-specific weight training
  • Understand the gender differences in weight training

Projects Required:

Projects may vary according to the instructor


None is required

Materials/Equipment Required:

None required

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching, and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.