About this Program

The coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education  addresses a wide range of content and skill areas such as physical education pedagogy, teaching of sports, motor development, motor learning, exercise science, biomechanics, and health education. A total of 120 semester hours is required in the baccalaureate degree program in physical education and health, which leads to initial teacher licensure in Virginia upon passage of the PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, and completion of the culminating experience of the teacher candidate internship.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment to optimize learning opportunities

  • Experiential learning through field-based courses and student teaching

  • Award winning faculty members provide research-based knowledge and skills

  • Provides opportunities to explore coaching a school setting

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Delivery Modes


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What are the requirements to apply for Physical Education, Teaching Licensure at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Physical Education, Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved Health and Physical Education teacher preparation program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Entry Assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

  • HPE 301W  must be passed with a grade of C or higher, and all other Health and Physical education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

  • All professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

For Admission to the Physical Education, Teaching Licensure Program


A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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