Courses of Study

Physical Education & Sport Performance Major

Leading to licensure in one of three areas: Physical Education Teacher Licensure; Health and Physical Education; or Physical Activity & Sport Performance.


Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Major

This major prepares students with essential understanding of sport performance and ethical practice to work in a wide range of sport-related fields, such as coaching, mental conditioning or sport specialists, among others.


Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Minor

The Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology curriculum provides students, athletes and those preparing for careers as coaches, sport practitioners and sport administrators with the knowledge of psychological theory and skills development to enhance human behavior in sport and exercise settings and artistic performance.


Athletic Coaching Minor

Based on national coaching standards, this 25-credit hour minor provides students with the knowledge and skills to coach in youth sport settings, K-12 schools, and colleges.


Ohio Adapted Physical Education Endorsement

Kent State University Physical Education & Sport Performance Teacher Education has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the Ohio Adapted Physical Education teaching license endorsement. The endorsement consists of two graduate level courses.


Master's Degree

This program leads to a multi-age (pre-K through 12th grade) license to teach Physical Education & Sport Performance in the State of Ohio. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels, and culminates with a full semester student teaching experience split between the two levels.


Doctoral Program

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education/Physical Education & Sport Performance.