Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Physical Activity and Sport Coaching (B.S.)

Major code BS8191*

Patton College of Education 
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences    
Patton Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4400

Ashley Allanson, contact person

Program Overview

The Physical Activity and Sport Coaching (PASC) major is designed to be inclusive for students who aspire to pursue physical activity and sports coaching careers at various levels. This major provides students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to fulfill their educational needs and interests in physical activity and sports coaching through quality academic coursework, student centered and experiential-based learning and faculty expertise. The Physical Activity and Sport Coaching major also provides students with the opportunity to engage in a professional internship related to their chosen physical activity and sport area. After successfully completing the major requirements, students will be awarded with a Bachelor of Science degree.

*This program was previously BS8169 which awarded the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Pending Board of Trustees approval (anticipated June 2024), the new program code will be BS8191 and will award the Bachelor of Science effective the 2024-25 catalog year.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the degree, students will have many opportunities to select their careers in physical activity and sport coaching such as: physical activity and sports camp coaching, youth sports coaching, after school sports coaching, club sports coaching, intramural sports coaching, interscholastic and intercollegiate sports coaching.


University-wide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

Internship and Seminar Requirement

Complete the following courses (15 credit hours):

Physical Activity and Wellness Requirements

Select courses from PAW 1000  to PAW 2801  for a total of 3 credit hours.

Minor/Certificate Program

Students must complete a minor or certificate program (15 - 24 credit hours) to complete requirements of the degree. The minor or certificate should be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and should complement the student’s academic and career goals.