Bachelor On Campus

Health and Physical Education Major

Ohio University

48 months
22406 USD/year
22406 USD/year
12612 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A B.S.H.P.E. Health and Physical Education Major at Ohio University (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education) prepares students for careers as health and physical education teachers for children and youth grades prekindergarten through twelve (PreK-12 teaching license)


Program Overview

All students interested in health and physical education will enter B.S.H.P.E. Health and Physical Education Major at Ohio University as a premajor.

Admission into the major is a competitive process requiring the student to formally apply to the major and be accepted, upon completion of the following:

  • Must achieve 3.0 CUM GPA or higher for admission into the major
  • Must maintain 2.75 CUM GPA or higher after admission into the major.
  • Must complete all prerequisite coursework in specific order to advance into the major.
  • Must repeat major coursework if the grade is below a C (2.0)
  • Must complete all skill and fitness program assessments
  • Must demonstrate appropriate levels of professionalism (Assessed throughout the program)

Opportunities Upon Graduation

  • A degree in Health and Physical Education prepares students at Ohio University to teach health and physical education from prekindergarten through grade twelve. Ohio teacher licensure is dependent upon students' scores on sections of the Ohio Assessments for Educators exam (Assessment of professional knowledge, multi-age and physical education content knowledge, and Health content knowledge). 
  • Aside from a teaching career in health and physical education, a bachelor's of science in health and physical education prepares students for employment in a variety of physical activity settings and provides a foundation for graduate level programs (e.g., coaching interscholastic athletics, youth services, campus, etc.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skill and Fitness for Coaches and Physical Educators 
  • Biomechanics
  • Foundations in Health Education
  • Principles, Theories and Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Physical Education 
  • Techniques and Tactics of Sport
  • Methods of Teaching Adolescent and Young Adult Physical Education & Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available
GCSE or IGCSE Curricula
  • For students participating in the GCSE or IGCSE curricula, we generally expect to see at least 6 passes, graded C or higher. Students who are going on to complete GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS-levels) and/or Advanced Levels (A-levels) may be awarded transfer credit for successfully completed exams.
International Baccalaureate Curriculum
  • For students studying an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, we generally expect an average of 5 out of 7 on your college-preparatory curriculum. IB Higher Level examinations may also be eligible for transfer credit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22406 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22406 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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