Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Physical Education and Sport Sciences includes three major areas of specialization: physical education with an emphasis on teaching PreK-Grade 12, exercise physiology, and sport management.
In order to be granted a degree in either physical education or sport sciences, you must be a declared major for at least one academic year (three quarters) immediately before graduation. No more than three quarter hours of credit in each of the following courses will count toward the 192 hours needed for graduation:
Major Admission Requirements
For Pre-Physical Education Majors:
The Physical Education Program Application is available in the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences (Grover E160) or from the Physical Education program coordinator. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Physical Education program coordinator.
All other majors:
For students in any other major seeking admission into the Physical Education major within the College of Health and Human Services, the Physical Education Program Application is available in the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences (Grover E160) or from the Physical Education program coordinator. The completed form, a current DARS report, and the Application for Update Program(s) must be submitted by the end of the seventh day of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Physical Education program coordinator.
Upon review and verification of your GPA and course requirements, applicants meeting the requirements will be admitted to the program. Students are advised to make a decision about a major as early as possible in order to apply to the program in a timely manner.
Once admitted to the major, you must meet the criteria for selective admission to and retention in teacher education established by the College of Education (see “Admission to Professional Education” in the College of Education section), including a 2.75 GPA in your major, in required professional education courses, and overall. To graduate and receive your teaching license in physical education, you must complete all College of Education requirements. Upon completion of the program and passing the Praxis II exam, you are eligible for a provisional teaching license in physical education. You will be granted a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education upon official application for degree conferral and successful completion of all requirements.
Required General Education Courses
Ohio requirements for teacher licensure state that you must complete a general studies program that includes the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences and the social sciences. In addition, the general studies curriculum should incorporate multicultural and global perspectives. You should work closely with your faculty advisor to select courses that would fulfill both Ohio University’s General Education Requirements (see the Graduation Requirements section) and the requirements for teacher licensure.