This major includes all requirements to be endorsed for two Resident Educator multi-age licenses from the Ohio Department of Education in the areas of Health Education and Physical Education. These licenses are valid for teaching learners from grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 in the content areas of Health and Physical Education.
What careers can this major prepare you for?
The primary career path for this major is to work as a full-time licensed teacher in a K-12 public or private school teaching health and/or physical education classes. Majors have the option to teach at all grade levels, including pre-school, elementary, middle or high schools. Many teachers in these positions also work as coaches for school sports.
What skills are developed within this major?
The Health and Physical Education licensure program provides both a curriculum and laboratory/field experiences that allow students to gain competencies in each of the six standards established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Major courses include a 5-semester sequence of rotations and internships, each of which involve the integration of lecture and fieldwork components. The curriculum includes content in the areas of exercise science, instruction in sports skills and activities, health and wellness concepts, and strategies for teaching and assessing learners at all grade levels in health education and physical education classrooms.
The Physical Education and Sport Major, with Multi-Age Licensure in Health Education and Physical Education, is a 138-credit undergraduate program. The program includes all requirements to be endorsed for two Resident Educator multi-age licenses from the Ohio Department of Education in the areas of Health Education and Physical Education. These licenses are valid for teaching learners from grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 in the content areas of Health and Physical Education. Undergraduates who wish to pursue this program must satisfy all admission and retention requirements for the College of Education and Human Services. Licensure requirements for both content areas are integrated as part of the degree requirements; students do not have the option to pursue stand-alone single licensure in either physical education or health education.
Students in this program complete 39 credits of general education requirements and 99 credit hours of major requirements. Major courses include a 5-semester sequence of field work of rotations and internships beginning in the spring of sophomore year. Each rotation and internship involves the integration of lecture and field work components.
Endorsement for licensure requires successful completion of all program requirements, the submission of a satisfactory culminating portfolio, acceptable scores on all applicable state licensure examinations mandated by the State Board of Education, and the completion of a current criminal background check.