Physical Education

The physical education program is among the best in the United States in preparing teachers who exemplify best practices in the PK-12 setting and professionals who promote high quality physical activity opportunities for individuals across the lifespan. The program offers three undergraduate degrees, two graduate degrees, one endorsement, and one minor, and places a strong emphasis on field experience, internships and professional development opportunities across all degree options.

Program Offerings

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 Teacher Education (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 consists of two graduate level courses (CI 65037 Adapted Physical Education & CI 65592 Practicum in APE).

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Physical Activity, Wellness and Sport (PWS)

The Physical Activity, Wellness and Sport (PWS) program offers a wide variety of activities and sports. These classes are open to all KSU students.

The program aims to help participants maintain fitness, review and refine activity and sport skills, learn new activities and skills, and develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more information, contact Dr. Lettie Gonzalez: / 330-672-0227

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Contact Information

Dr. Insook Kim
Associate Professor & Physical Education Professional Programs Coordinator