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Fitness Center for College Credit

You can earn college credit for working out. The cost of enrolling in the Fitness Center is the rate for one semester of college credit plus a $20 course fee.

Your workout schedule is up to you. After an initial orientation, there are no set meeting times. Work out as often as you'd like.


The Fitness Center class is the cost of one semester of college credit plus a $20 course fee. 

Semesters are:

  • Fall: August - December
  • Spring: January - May
  • Summer: June - July

High school students earn college credit

For high school students, Fitness Center credits can be held in escrow until you graduate, then the credits can be applied as college credits at KCC or another college.


To join, register and pay at KCC's Department of Student Services, Riverfront Campus, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois.

First-time registration

Students enrolling in the Fitness Center course for the first time must schedule an assessment and orientation session. Contact the Fitness Center at 802-8610 to make an appointment.

Orientations usually begin about a week before the semester begins and must be complete before using the Fitness Center. To be considered enrolled in the course, students must begin Fitness Center sessions within the first week of the class start date.

Re-enroll using the simplified form

To re-enroll, complete the re-enrollment form online, print and bring with you when you register. You may also print this form and complete it. Forms also available in the Fitness Center and Student Services Department and the Fitness Center.

Personal fitness assessment and orientation

After you have registered, schedule your 60-minute orientation by phoning 815-802-8610 or stopping by the Fitness Center. Orientation times are 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

A member of the Fitness Center staff will take you through a fitness assessment which includes: girth, height, weight, resting heart rate and body fat composition.

You will receive a tour of the Fitness Center and locker rooms along with an explanation of our 21 Life Fitness cable-assisted lifting machines.

Please allow 60 minutes for the assessment and orientation. The Orientation counts toward your fitness center grade.


At registration you are asked to choose one of the following grade options:

  • Pass/Fail - to pass, complete 20 hours of exercise throughout the semester
  • Traditional letter grade - to receive an A, complete 25 hours or more of exercise throughout the semester 

Your grade is based on the option you choose and the amount of time you exercise throughout the semester.

  • A - 25 hrs. or more
  • B - 22-24:59 hrs.
  • C - 20-21:59 hrs.
  • D - 17-19:59 hrs.
  • F - 16:59 hrs. or less