The Physical Education program is among the best physical education teacher licensure programs in the United States. The purpose of the program is to prepare teachers and professionals to promote high quality physical education and physical activity programs for children, youth, and community members. Faculty members are respected researchers, authors of textbooks, and lead efforts nationally and state-wide to advocate for inclusive physically active educational opportunities within schools and beyond. We offer three undergraduate programs, two of which lead to teaching licenses.
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 TeacherEducation (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 is100% online and consists of two graduate level courses (CI 65037 Adapted Physical Education & CI 65592 Practicum in APE).
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education includes three options:
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.
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.
Offer students a wide variety of activities and sports such as broomball, cycling, dance, and figure skating.
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