Strength Training

Course Description

This course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving strength training, as well as elements of cardio and flexibility.

Course Requirements

Grade Level



SPRI Resistance Tubing Kit


1 Semester



Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Major Concepts

  • Fitness Assessment and Training Plan
  • Principles and Technique
  • Upper Body and Lower Body Strength Training
  • Injury Prevention and Treatment
  • Post Assessment