Physical Education: Teacher Education, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Math or STAT course designated (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
Select 4 hours Physical Science4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
A minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
Select 9 hours electives (3 hours may need to be in a foreign language)9
Hours Subtotal10
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course.
HHP 1823Pedagogy of Non-Traditional Activities, Rhythm, and Movement3
HHP 1833Pedagogy of Team Activities3
HHP 1843Pedagogy of Individual Activities3
HHP 2553Basic Athletic Injury Management3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 2712Psychomotor Development2
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
HHP 3223Motor Learning3
HHP 3663Biomechanics3
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
Full admission required in the following:
HHP 4723Assessment in Physical Education3
HHP 4793Adapted Physical Education3
Hours Subtotal37
Professional Core Requirement
Minimum GPA 2.50 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDTC 3123Applications of Educational Technologies3
EPSY 3413Child and Adolescent Development3
HHP 1753Introduction to Physical Education3
HHP 3433Early Laboratory Clinical Experiences in Physical Education3
HHP 3753Methods in Teaching Elementary Physical Education3
HHP 3773Methods in Teaching Secondary Physical Education3
HHP 4643School Health and Safety for Physical Educators3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
SPSY 3513Behavior Management for Teachers of Diverse Learners3
Student Teaching
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (Elementary) 13
HHP 4480Internship in Health and Human Performance (Secondary) 13
Hours Subtotal32
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for graduation and recommendation for Standard Certification:
    1. 2.50 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.50 GPA in Major Requirements; and
    3. 2.50 GPA in Professional Core Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the Major Requirements and Professional Core Requirements, and must earn grades of “P” in all sections of student teaching for recommendation for Certification.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental requirements.
  • Prior to enrollment in the student teaching experience the student must:
    1. have all course work completed, and
    2. demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the novice high level, and
    3. supply evidence of First Aid/CPR certification valid through the end of the student teaching experience

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.