Physical Education
The Physical Education program is among the best physical education teacher licensure programs in the United States. The purpose of the program is to prepare teachers and professionals to promote high quality physical education and physical activity programs for children, youth, and community members. Faculty members are respected researchers, authors of textbooks, and lead efforts nationally and state-wide to advocate for inclusive physically active educational opportunities within schools and beyond. We offer three undergraduate programs, two of which lead to teaching licenses.

For candidates interested in graduate studies, we have an initial Ohio teacher licensure program at the graduate level and courses leading to the Ohio Adapted Physical Education Endorsement. The Kent State University Physical Education TeacherEducation (PETE) program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the Ohio Adapted Physical Education (APE) endorsement for teachers who already have a K-12 physical education teaching license. The endorsement is 100% online and consists of two graduate level courses (CI 65037 Adapted Physical Education & CI 65592 Practicum in APE).

Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette
Associate Professor & Physical Education Professional Programs Coordinator
330-672-0230
jfisette@kent.edu