Collaborative Health Education Licensure

Students who are interested in teaching physical education enhance their employment options by adding a health education licensure to their degree program. School districts prefer to hire teachers who can teach both physical education and health education.

Collaborative program offers dual licensure

A new, collaborative program with Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo (UT) enables students to earn dual licensure while pursuing their undergraduate degree.  

BGSU offers the physical education teacher education degree program and UT offers the school health education program (Pre-K-12).  BGSU students earn their physical education teacher education degrees at BGSU, and take coursework at UT to complete the health education requirements and receive the licensure through UT. Most of the classes are taken at BGSU, with several classes needed from UT’s health education curriculum.

To add the health education licensure requires an additional 48 credit hours.  Of the 48 required credit hours, approximately 30 of those can be taken at BGSU, many o which are available online. The total credit hours needed can be reduced by six credit hours if Introduction to Public Health (PUBH 3200) and Introduction to Human Nutrition (F&N 2070) are taken as General Education Requirements, fulfilling the social sciences and additional general education requirements, respectively. The collaborative may translate into two additional semesters.

View the suggested course sequence.

BGSU’s Physical Education Teacher Education Program is based in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies in the College of Education and Human Development.

For more information contact:

Dr. Pam Bechtel, Program Coordinator
Physical Education Teacher Education