Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese measured the preparedness of their soldiers by how much weight they could lift, and the ancient Greeks, perhaps more than any other culture at any time in history, celebrated the achievement of great strength and muscular development.

 

Much has certainly changed in the last five millennia.  Weight training has replaced "weight lifting" as the principal goal of many people who are interested in developing their bodies and increasing their success both on and off the playing field.  Lifting weights is a sport, but weight training is a lifestyle.  As we will learn in this course, the difference is not merely semantics.  Weight training is indeed a profession for some people, from physical therapists to professional coaches who advise people on how to use weights to repair and build muscle.

 

Strength training is an all-encompassing term used to describe all endeavors aimed at increasing one's strength and pushing the body's potential to further heights.  Weight training is a specific type of strength training that specifically uses weights to achieve its goals.  Proper weight training incorporates many cardiovascular benefits, but its chief goal is to build muscle in a healthy, educated, and safe manner. 

 

This course will provide a comprehensive view of muscular function – how muscles work, how they grow, the nutrition they need to propel growth, how their development can facilitate fat loss, and how to safely exercise using the proper form and technique.


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define weight training and its health benefits.
  • Describe genetics and weight training.
  • Describe the most effective weight lifting excercises.
  • Describe achieving weight loss with weight training.
  • Describe muscles.
  • Describe nutrition for weight training.
  • Summarize proper order of exercises.
  • Summarize equipment and home gyms.
  • Create an exercise program that works for your body.
  • Describe the pros and cons of supplements.
  • Define sports-specific weight training.
  • Summarize goals, expectations, and safety.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1: Introduction to Weight Training and its Health Benefits 10 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2: Genetics and Weight Training 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3: Weight Training vs. Weight Lifting 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4: Achieving Weight Loss with Weight Training 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5: Muscles: How They Grow, How They Work, and How to Keep Them Healthy 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6: Weight Training Foundations and Principles 9 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Nutrition for Weight Training 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Proper Order of Exercises 10 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9: Equipment and Home Gyms 10 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10: Exercise Program: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps 9 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: Exercise Program: Back, Biceps, and Legs 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12: Exercise Program: Abdominals 10 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13: Supplements 10 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14: Sports-Specific Weight Training 10 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 15: Goals, Expectations, and Safety 8 points
The Final Exam 45 points
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