The purpose of the program is to prepare exemplary health and physical education teachers to promote physically active and healthy lifestyles. Wright State is one of the few programs in Ohio to offer a license in both health and physical education within a four-year undergraduate program. The program is built upon three key principles: preparation, involvement, and excellence.
The Health & Physical Education program provides innovative course to develop the knowledge and skill of teaching health and physical education. The program prepares teachers to implement curriculum aligned with state standards and assessments in both health and physical education. Future teachers practice their craft in a series of progressive field experiences culminating in a semester student teaching experience in health and physical education. Students also gain additional experience with K-12 students in courses throughout the program. Unique courses in Adventure Education and Teaching Fitness in Physical Education provide the opportunity for students to earn certifications in National Archery in the Schools Program and the Physical Best fitness program.
Successful completion of the B.S.Ed. in health and physical education meets the educational requirements for the Resident Educator Multi-Age License in Health Education and Physical Education in Ohio as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.
The program believes strongly in campus, schools, profession and community involvement. The Wright State Health & Physical Education Majors’ Club involves teacher candidates in professional and service activities. Health and Physical Education majors attend and present at state, regional and national conferences.
Faculty serve as leaders in state and national organizations and are advocates for initiatives that will improve the health and physical education.
Student and Faculty Excellence:
Our students and faculty have received numerous university, state and national awards.
Students are eligible to apply to the program once they have completed at least 30 semester credit hours and have earned a 2.5 or better GPA at Wright State. The application form for the Health & Physical Education program can be found on the program’s web page. In addition to an application, the program requires an interview and two recommendation forms (also provided on the program’s web site).
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