Physical Fitness II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: PED 141

       Course Name: Physical Fitness II

       Credits: 1 (0 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

PED 131

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course continues to develop physical fitness. Content includes weight machines and aerobic exercise equipment to increase strength, and 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

  1. Demonstrate a whole body stretch of the calves, quads, bicep/triceps, neck and back  which allow safe participation in fitness activities.
  2. Perform a cardiovascular circuit training workout.
  3. Perform a strength circuit using body weight and machines in order to improve overall physical fitness.

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

VI.   Sequence of Topics


Warm up/Stretching

Machine exercises/Circuit training

Free weights

Body weight exercises

Cool down

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Orientation of fitness lab
Instructor led group workouts

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

VIII. Course Practices Required


Cardiovascular/weight circuit 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

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at