Health & Physical Education Licensure (P-12)

Health & Physical EducationLicensure (P-12) (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education with Licensure (All Grade) is for those students seeking state licensure to teach physical education and health in an all grade (K-12) school system.

The Health and Physical Education with Licensure (All Grade) concentration equips candidates with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to teach and coach in traditional schools, and in the community setting.

The program requires completion of the Foundational Core, courses in the professional education core, health and physical education core, and additional studies for a minimum of 120 semester hours. A GPA of 2.9 is required for candidacy for SOE and a GPA of 3.0 upon completion of the program.

Degree Courses

  • Foundations of Education
  • Exceptional Children
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Secondary Practicum
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Foundations of Physical Ed
  • Health Education
  • Recreational Activities
  • Adaptive Physical Education

Career Paths

Graduates elect to teach at elementary, middle school, junior high or high school levels, or seek employment with community agencies such as YMCAs, fitness centers, camps and other sport related businesses. You are also well prepared to begin employment within the following areas:

  • Fitness and wellness coaching
  • Strength and conditioning coaching
  • College coach
  • Youth sports coach
  • Sports referee
  • Recreational sports director
  • Corporate wellness
  • Health club facility management
  • Personal training

The biggest thing I took from OCU was the willingness to help someone. Whether it was professors or administrative members, EVERYONE was willing to make sure I got what I needed. As a teacher I think that is one of my best qualities and I got that from OCU.

Patrick Donnell

Teacher and Soccer Coach, Class of 2017, Physical Education and Health

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