Fitness Center

I.     Course Prefix/Number: PED 190

       Course Name: Fitness Center

       Credits: 1 (0 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course develops fitness through proper exercise. Content includes various types of equipment to exercise every major muscle group, while heart rate is maintained at exercise level. Enrollment in only one of the following courses within the same semester: PED 131, PED 132, PED 141, or PED 190.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a whole body stretch of the calves, quads, bicep/triceps, neck and back which allow safe participation in fitness/weight training exercises.
  2. Perform an independent weight training or cardiovascular endurance workout using weight machines, free weights, and body weight in order to improve overall muscular strength and/or cardiovascular endurance.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• 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
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Overview

Warm up/Stretching

Machine exercises

Body weight exercises

Cool down

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Orientation of fitness lab
Demonstrations/Observations
Open lab


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Stretching

Independent cardiovascular endurance or weight training

Pre/post test

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

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
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.