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Physical Activity Specialist

The Physical Activity Specialist minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours and is designed to equip students with essential skills to work with preschoolers, children, and youth in physical activity settings. Students preparing for a career as a physical activity specialist are strongly encouraged to obtain CPR and First Aid Certifications.

What Courses Might I Take?

Review the list of approved courses applicable to the Physical Activity Specialist minor.

Why Choose This Program?

The minor has an opportunity for students to get out-of-the-classroom internship experience and hands-on training working with youth in a physical activity setting. Students also gain knowledge over a variety of important topics such as working with special populations, different cultures and within a multitude of settings.

How Can I Learn More?

Although a minor is not required for all students, some students choose to add a minor to complement their degree program. Students can declare some minors by meeting with the College of Education and Human Ecology Academic Program Coordinator, while others require permission from the department offering the minor. Students must declare their minor at least by the time the graduation application is submitted. Early declaration is highly encouraged. Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for details.

The College of Arts and Sciences maintains a list of minors available at The Ohio State University. Please review the information listed there for the minor you are interested in and follow the stated procedures to declare this minor.