Physical Education Basic Instruction Program (PEB) | Kent State University

Physical Education Basic Instruction Program (PEB)

This program offers a wide variety of activities and sports. These classes are open to all KSU students.

The PEB Program aims to help participants:

  • maintain fitness
  • review and refine activity and sport skills
  • learn new activities and skills
  • develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are the same for 12-18 hours. This means that if you're a full-time student, you can take a graded activity class without increasing your tuition cost.

Questions? Suggestions for new classes?

Please contact Dr. Lettie Gonzalez:
191D MACC Annex

A sampling of one-credit classes:

The course is designed to give students a basic understanding of how to play the game of basketball through active participation. Students are expected to learn and be able to demonstrate the skills and strategies of the game through various practice and competitive activities.

Cardio Kickboxing
Covers the knowledge and skills that are needed to understand and participate in Cardio Kickboxing. Also covers the components of fitness and the physiological factors and benefits of exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. This course is part theory and part practical application.

Dance Exercise
Dance Exercise is a form of fitness which unites the rhythmic performance and energy of dance with the conditioning principles of the movement sciences. In addition to the physical exercise, students will also learn about the basic methodology behind an exercise class, a general history of dance exercise, and its relevance in the fitness industry today. Students should leave the course with knowledge of basic exercise and nutrition principles that can be applied in their personal exercise programs.

Hardcore Abs
Examines methods and techniques that improve abdominal and back strength, mechanics and the ability to dynamically stabilize. The student masters total body movement that occur through all three planes of motion. The exercises are performed on a stable and unstable surface for greater balance challenge. Equipment is used to increase resistance to intensify the work load. Improves core strength and activities of daily living.

Beginning Ice Skating
This course will give the beginner an introduction to the basic skills of ice skating with a focus on safe technique and the development of the basic skills of ice skating. Students will learn the fundamentals of balance, movement and safety on the ice.

Beginning Karate
A karate course designed for students with little or no martial arts or karate experience. This course will involve the training in the philosophy, principles, and techniques of Karate for self-defense, improvement of overall fitness and to give a greater understanding of the art and themselves.

Lifetime Fitness
The role of exercise in enhancing physical fitness. Lectures on principles of planning scientifically sound exercise programs. Laboratory experiences in personal fitness evaluation and exercise routines.

Pilates is a form of fitness endeavors which unite the rhythmic performances and strength with the conditioning principles of the movement sciences.

Become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Beginning Rock Climbing
Basic instruction in safe rope handling, knots, conditioning, climbing technique, belaying, anchor systems and rappelling.

A self-defense course designed for students with little or no martial arts or self-defense background. Physical, verbal, and mental defensive techniques, tactics, and strategies are taught to prepare students for any potentially dangerous situation they may encounter. The course will also improve the student’s physical and mental fitness.

Beginning Spinning
The Spinning program is based on two major components: health and fitness. Each of these parts is also related to the concept of mind (the health component) and body (the fitness component), and the overall program design is intended as more than a fitness regimen. It encourages Spinning participants to shift and broaden their perspectives by exposing them to new ideas and a variety of training styles and Energy Zones.

Introduction to the sport of Volleyball through instruction in individual and team skills, team building and game play.

Weight Training
This course is designed to teach students the correct technique in lifting with machines, free weights and body weight in a safe and effective manner. Students learn scientific methods (macrocycle, mesocycle and microcycle) on how to correctly design a resistance training workout based around desired goals of strength, endurance, hypertrophy, power and speed. Students will be tested on the application of their knowledge by having to design an 8 week training planning with specific training principles used.

Women's Weight Training
A basic course in the use of equipment in an average weight room and its application towards the development of strength and power.

Beginning Yoga
Overview course in yoga, an integrated study of health. Involves the investigation and practice of breathing techniques (pranayama), hatha yoga postures (asana), meditation and relaxation. Also unifies the mind, body and spirit.

Zumba Toning
Zumba® is a fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves and body sculpting movements to create a dynamic workout. The Zumba Toning® program uses hand held weights to enhance rhythm and tone the muscles, specifically arms, thighs, and abdomen. Zumba Toning is an ideal way to sculpt the body.