A Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education includes three options:
- Physical Education Teacher Licensure: Students can pursue multi-age licensure to teach Physical Education.
- Health and Physical Education: Students can pursue multi-age licensure to teach both Health and Physical Education.
- Physical Activity & Sport Performance: This concentration affords students the opportunity to individualize an area of study through a liberal approach to education. Students select a minor in conjunction with their degree program to support their areas of interest, or for preparation for a related profession such as athletic coaching or physical activity leaders in non-school programs.
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.
The Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology minor 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.
This program leads to a multi-age (pre-K through 12th grade) license to teach Physical Education 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.
Professional Licensure Disclosure: This program area includes courses of study that are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.