Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences

School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Kerry Bebie, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Lou Higgins Center
(440) 826-3746

Career Opportunities

In addition to becoming a teacher and/or coach, other career options include:

  • Athletic director
  • Fitness instructor/director
  • Recreation director/instructor
  • Camp counselor 

Physical Education Major

Interactive and imaginative, Physical Education (PE) is an exciting career field that encourages self-esteem, develops a responsibility for healthy habits and fosters a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.

A melding of theory with practicality, our program teaches you the skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate physical education programs for students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

Strong academics

Rigorous and real-world focused, our program combines the strengths of a Baldwin Wallace liberal arts foundation with HPE and education coursework. Through our outstanding reputation in teacher education, you'll gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives that will prepare you for licensure and for first and subsequent teaching positions.

Sample four year schedule for physical education major
Degree requirements for the physical education major


Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association. 

Other Accreditations and Academic Affiliations

Undergraduate programs in elementary, secondary and all-grades education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the State of Ohio Department of Education and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Quick Facts about the physical education major

Renovated facilities

The Lou Higgins Center offers expanded and updated workout spaces, classrooms, a state-of-the art athletic training facility, among other amenities.

Offered as a major
Affiliated with the Division of Education for licensure in grades K-12






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