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Sports Coaching, Recreation and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

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*** Disclaimer: The Sports Coaching, Recreation and Physical Education major (PE and Sports Coaching) is discontinued as of AU23. Students who started the program in AU23 or prior may still pursue this major. The Sports Coaching portion of the major will merge with Sport Industry in the future. More details to come. ***

Combining your love of physical activity, building relationships and working with children and youth is possible with a bachelor's degree in sports coaching, recreation and physical education. With two specializations, you can become a teacher licensed in Ohio or a specialist who builds unique programs that give children and youth a love of a physically active lifestyle.

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Specialized Studies

Physical Education Teacher Education

Develop the skills required to become a successful physical education teacher with a preschool to 12th grade license. You will learn how to develop age-appropriate curriculum at all levels as well as how to adapt your programs for those who are differently abled. This is a competitive program.

Sports Coaching and Recreation

Learn to create physical activity programming outside of schools. You'll establish a foundation that merges your understanding of child and youth motor and psychological development with the coaching skills, strategy and effectiveness in physical activity and sport.

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Student Opportunities

physical avtivities
Adapted Physical Activities Lab

Get more from your education at Ohio State with opportunities to work with differently abled children and youth in our outstanding recreation facilities.

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Career Paths

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Degree Requirements

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Licensure Requirements 

The physical education teacher education specialization is a licensure program. Learn more about licensure and education preparation. Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at  

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Deadline to apply

November 1

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