Physical Education - B.S. Download to print
College of Education, Health and Human Services
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education comprises three concentrations: Health and Physical Education, Physical Education Teacher Licensure and Physical Activity and Sport Performance. Only the physical education teacher education and health and physical education concentrations lead to pre-kindergarten-through-grade-12 teaching licensure in Ohio.
The Health and Physical Education and Physical Education licensure concentrations prepare students for a career in teaching physical education. These concentrations prepare students to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators (in Physical Education), successful completion of which with lead to the granting of a teaching license. Many states have reciprocal agreements with Ohio, and so these concentrations can lead to a teaching career nationwide. Kent State University Physical Education graduates are generally successful in the job market, both in and out of the state of Ohio. Graduates from the Physical Activity and Sport Performance concentration will seek employment in many different areas, their choice often related to the selected minor. Career options include, but are not limited to, coaching, youth sport and leadership, recreation facilities, and the leisure industry.
Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll into EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.
Minimum 120 credit hours required in the Physical Activity and Sport Performance concentration and the Physical Education Licensure concentration. Minimum 157 credit hours required in the Health and Physical Education concentration. All concentrations require a minimum of 39 upper-division credit hours.
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
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