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Mission Statement

Participation in regular physical activity is critical for the development and preservation of good health, and in fostering an understanding of the importance of and consequences of making healthy lifestyle choices. The PEAC program offers a variety of activity courses to reflect individual interests and the needs of society. The goal of the Idaho State University PEAC program as reflected by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is "to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.” The Physical Education Activity (PEAC) program at Idaho State University serves to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities that encourage students to develop an active life style. The central mission of the program is to create a comprehensive learning experience that promotes the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity. The PEAC courses at Idaho State University directly reflect the mission of the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education through a commitment to providing an academic program in which all individuals can experience, discover, and reflect upon human movement from a perspective of wellness. The academic instruction is sequential with integrated goals to acquire, develop, and improve performance skills, impart knowledge and concepts relevant to the historical background and philosophies of the particular activity, and to promote safe and lifelong participation in wellness-enhancing physical activity.

The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University (ISU) offers Physical Education Activity Classes (PEAC) to all ISU students. Most PEAC courses are 1 credit each and can be: repeated and counted toward graduation requirements (up to 8 credits may apply to total credit requirements).

The mission of the PEAC program is to provide ISU students with an opportunity to enhance their physical well-being while gaining knowledge and skills in lifelong activities.

PEAC classes offered at ISU include the following outdoor, indoor, and lifetime activities:

Outdoor Activities

Indoor Activities

Lifetime Activities

  • Backpacking
  • Backcountry GPS Navigation
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bicycling
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Basic Mountaineering
  • Fly Fishing
  • Fly Tying
  • Gym Climbing
  • Horsemanship
  • Leave No Trace Workshop
  • Caving Workshop
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Aerobics Tone, Boot Camp, Core/Fitball, Kickboxing, Zumba, Nutrition/Weight Mgmt, Turbo Kick, Cardio Hip Hop
  • Swimming
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Spinning
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Fencing
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Martial Arts: Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Tae Kwan Do
  • Racquet Sports: Racquetball, Badminton, Table Tennis
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • Crossfit
  • Parkour
  • Triathlon Training
  • Marathon
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Touch Rugby
  • Disc Golf
  • Day Hiking
  • Individualized PE
  • Jogging/Personal Fitness
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Tennis

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