Physical Fitness I
I. Course Prefix/Number: PED 131
Course Name: Physical Fitness I
Credits: 1 (0 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course aids in development of total physical fitness. Content includes use of weight machines and aerobic exercise equipment to develop strength, improve muscle tone, flexibility, and aerobic endurance. 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 fitness activities.
- Perform an independent cardiovascular circuit training workout.
- Perform strength exercises using body weight and machines in order to improve overall physical fitness.
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 circuit 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.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.