Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education (HPE) major at Ohio University’s Patton College of Education prepares teacher-candidates to pursue careers in the field of health and physical education. The program engages candidates in a more-inclusive generation of pedagogy by promoting lifelong physical activity and healthy lifestyles for ALL.
The major features dual-teaching certification within the four-year program. Graduates earn teaching licensure in both Health and Physical Education for PreK-12th grade.
Teacher candidates practice and learn within authentic school settings and across multiple grade bands. Field experiences provide hands-on learning through observation, peer-teaching, team-teaching and culminate with professional teaching internships.
All students interested in physical education will enter Ohio University into a pre-major code of ND8926 (Pre-Health & 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.
For more information, contact:
Ben Forche, Academic Advisor
The Patton College of Education
Athens, OH 45701