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Cheyrl Grayson: Courses: PHED 1140

PHED 1140

INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Grayson
  Gym - 112
   Office #: 272-4540



An activity course designed to provide basic instruction for students wishing to use weight training to improve personal health and fitness. Workouts will utilize variable an fixed resistance machines (Universal), free weights (dumbbells), and calisthenic exercises. Textbook reading will be assigned to offer the student an opportunity to gain an understanding of weight training principles, safety guidelines, muscle identification, and exercise performance descriptions.


To introduce students to the principles of weight training and its place as a component is a lifetime of wellness.


  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles which govern muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of muscular structure and function.

  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the components of a fitness routine and the importance of each.
  4. Employ safe and effective procedures in the class workouts.

  5. Identify muscle groups and appropriate exercises to strengthen and tone each group.

SCHEDULE: Class Meets Either:

3 times per week for 50 minutes OR 2 times per week for 1 hour and 15 minutes


Classes that meet 3 times per week OR Classes that meet 2 times per week

5 absences = F (non-passing grade) 4 absences = F (non-passing grade)

An absence on an exam day will result in a loss of ten points from exam score.


90 - 100 A  60 - 69 D
80 - 89 B 9; 9; 59 and below F
70 - 79 C  


50% Written Evaluation

A Mid-Term and Final Exam will be administered and cover material from the assigned text, handouts, lectures and videos.

25% Skill Evaluation (Skill test, Drills, Tournaments)

25% Attendance and Participation

100 points (-5 points for each day missed)

100 points (0-5 points for daily participation)

MATERIALS: Text "Weight Training For Life" James Hesson

Appropriate Clothing (Discussed first day of class)

Students with disabilities or special needs of any type should contact Disability Support Services in the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally register with Disability Support Services by providing adequate documentation to verify the disability and/or need. A minimum of five to ten business days is needed for approved accommodations to be arranged. The ACE Center is located on the lower level of Pope Student Center.