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Oklahoma State University

Undergraduate Degrees

Interested in a career with an emphasis on working with people? The College of Education offers a diverse range of options including teaching, aviation, health and leisure. OSU graduates are prepared for fulfilling careers that enrich the lives of others.

Health Education and Promotion
Options:

  • Public Health Education
  • Exercise and Health

The Health Promotion program prepares graduates to provide preventative health services in a corporate or community setting or to provide rehabilitative health services in a clinical or hospital setting. Graduates from the Health Promotion degree program are employed in hospital-based fitness centers, wellness centers, in out-patient centers, and in some of the rapidly growing related professions such as medical supply and pharmaceutical sales. Health Promotion majors regularly use this program as preparation for graduate study in medical technology or as physicians assistants.
Leisure Studies

Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation (RMTR)
Options:

  • Recreation Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation

The leisure profession is a multi-billion dollar industry crossing the public and private sectors. Demand for professionals has increased dramatically in recent years. The Leisure Studies program offers two nationally accredited options.

Physical Education
Option:

Teacher Education

Physical Education combines two exciting concepts: spending time with students and helping them put together a foundation for movement, personal fitness, and healthy choices that will enhance their lives. Physical Education graduates are prepared for a license to teach K-12 physical education and health and to coach athletics. In addition to teaching, many graduates enter careers in the YMCA and similar agencies where teaching, coaching, and programming professionals are needed.
Aerospace Administration and Operations

Aerospace Administration and Operations
Options:

  • Aerospace Logistics
  • Aerospace Management
  • Aerospace Security
  • Professional Pilot
  • Technical Service Management

The Aviation and Space Program prepares students for careers in the aerospace industry.

Career and Technical Education
Options:

  • Business & Information Technology Education
  • Health Occupations Education
  • Marketing Education
  • Technical & Industrial Education (certification)
  • Technical & Industrial Education (non-certification)
  • Technology Education

Elementary Education

Elementary Education
For those who are interested in a career in teaching, the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership offers a Bachelor of Science degree in several areas: elementary education (1-8); secondary education (6-12 in English, mathematics, social studies and science); and foreign language (P-12 in French, German, Spanish). Students who complete one of these programs; passes the Professional Education Portfolio; and passes the state certification examinations in their respective field, meet the requirements for an Oklahoma initial teaching license. Students can also complete the secondary certification program while receiving a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU.

Secondary Education
Options:

  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies

For those who are interested in a career in teaching, the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership offers a Bachelor of Science degree in several areas: elementary education (1-8); secondary education (6-12 in English, mathematics, social studies and science); and foreign language (P-12 in French, German, Spanish). Students who complete one of these programs; passes the Professional Education Portfolio; and passes the state certification examinations in their respective field, meet the requirements for an Oklahoma initial teaching license. Students can also complete the secondary certification program while receiving a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU.

Applied Exercise Science
Options:

  • Stregnth and Conditioning
  • Pre-Professional

The bachelor’s degree in applied exercise science degree focuses on careers that involve exercise prescription and fitness program design for individuals and groups.   The degree has a two options — pre-professional or strength and conditioning. It focuses on interventions and includes courses on exercise physiology, fitness assessment and prescription, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, athletic injury, applied anatomy and ethics in sports administration. Applied Exercise Science graduates are professionals who collaborate with athletic trainers, physicians, physical therapists, sport coaches and individuals who seek the advice of such specialists.