Aim. The study aimed to identify the motives that direct female students toward weight lifting course in physical education department at Al-Najah National University.
Methods. The study is based on descriptive approach. The study sample consisted of 81 female students in the physical education department at Al-Najah National University for 2018/2019 academic year.
Results. The result showed that health and body fitness, social and psychological motives scored high level. Conclusions. Study hypothesis showed that there are statistically significant differences in the motives that direct female students towards weight lifting course, according to the level of the study and school years.
Keywords: motives, weight lifting, physical education.