I. Course Prefix/Number: PED 132
Course Name: Weight Training
Credits: 1 (0 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course introduces basic skills of lifting weights for the purpose of physical development. Content includes basic lifts, with focus on constructing individual weight program to develop strength, endurance, and flexibility and muscle tone. Enrollment in only one of the following courses within the same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.
IV. Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate a whole body stretch of the calves, quads, bicep/triceps, neck and back which allow safe participation in weight training.
- Perform an independent weight training circuit workout using weight machines, free weights, and body weight in order to improve overall muscular strength/endurance.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
Body weight exercises
VII. Methods of Instruction
Orientation of fitness lab
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Independent weight training
IX. Instructional Materials
Handouts, Videos, Bulletin Boards, Free Weights, Machines, Mats, Bands, Balls
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
|A = 100-90%||Excellent|
|B = 89-80%||Above Average|
|C = 79-70%||Average|
|D = 69-60%||Below Average|
|F = 59-0%||Failing|
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.