Physical and Health Education

The Pre-K-12 Physical and Health Education major prepares you to work in:

  • Pre-K-12 public and private schools, community facilities such as YMCA, sport academy, etc.
  • It will prepare you for state licensure in physical education.
  • Additional licensure in health can be obtained by taking 6 additional credits. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek dual licensure to increase job opportunities

Pre-K-12 Physical and Health Education majors will complete classes in areas of:

  • Education and teaching
  • Fitness and wellness
  • Instructional strategies
  • Physiology of human movement

Our Faculty

  • are innovative, interactive and experienced
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning
  • are active in current research, national organizations, and local community agencies and school districts
  • encourages students to be critical thinkers and educational leaders

Akron Advantage

The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education, located in InfoCision Stadium, offers a variety of resources for its students, including:

  • State-of-the-art laboratory and equipment required for knowledge base learning
  • Opportunities to aid faculty in a variety of research projects

Real World Experience

  • The University requires student teaching and observations
  • Service Learning built into coursework
  • Collaboration with professionals and teachers in the field of physical Education

Sample Curriculum


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