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Physical Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education program offers Bachelor of Science degree (BSPE) with two majors: Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Physical Activity & Sport Coaching (PASC). The PETE major is designed to prepare students to teach physical education in Pre-K through Grade 12 settings. The PASC major is designed to prepare students to pursue physical activity and sports coaching careers in a variety of settings and at various levels of specialization and competition.

Vision Statement

Our vision is a healthy society passionate about sustaining regular lifelong physical activity for personal wellness, enjoyment, self-expression, challenge, and inclusive social interactions.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide collaborative student-centered learning environments committed to exemplary teaching, research, and service. We strive to cultivate leaders in physical literacy who positively impact global wellness through reflective, inclusive, and pedagogical best practices. 

For more information on each of our programs, click the links below:


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All students interested in physical education will enter Ohio University into a pre-major code of ND8106 (Pre-Physical Education). To be admitted into the major, a student must apply to and be accepted after successful completion of nine courses, and maintain an accumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher.

To learn more about the admission process, click HERE.

Ohio Department of Education Licensure:

The State of Ohio requires two Ohio Assessments for Educators tests to be successfully passed for licensure. Visit the following link for more information:  

  1. Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age
  2. Physical Education


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Ohio University PETE Faculty:


Dr. Hyun-Ju Oh
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Program Coordinator/Associate Professor

Dr.Brian Rider
Physical Education/Teacher Education 

For more information contact:

Ben Forche, Academic Advisor
The Patton College of Education
Athens, OH 45701

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