Overview of the Program
A degree in Physical Education is offered at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.
A degree in Health Education is offered at the bachelor's degree level.
The Undergraduate pre K-12 physical/health education major prepares you for licensure in physical/health education and to work in pre K-12 public and private schools and community facilities such as the YMCA and sports academies. It also prepares you to pursue graduate studies in sport administration, sport behavior and sport science and coaching.
The Graduate degree program in Physical Education is designed for postbaccalaureate and in-service physical educators. The emphasis in this curriculum is to provide answers to the questions “what I can learn about teaching and what decisions do I face as a professional educator?”
- Additional licesnure in Health Education may also be obtained for those who did not obtain it in undergraduate studies.
What Makes Our Program Special?
- Innovative, interactive and experienced faculty
- State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- Service learning built into coursework
- Opportunities to participate in research projects
If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Physical/Health Education at The University of Akron, we highly encourage you to attend a Visitation Day. Here, you will be able to obtain more information and have the opportunity to meet with Physical/Health Education faculty to address any specific questions you may have.
The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) affords the students the opportunity to promote professional activity within the classroom setting and community.