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Ohio Wesleyan University BS in Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education is a major offered under the parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies program of study at Ohio Wesleyan University. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the bachelor’s degree program in phys ed, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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Rankings for the OWU BS in Phys Ed

#161 in the U.S
#9 in Ohio

In order to help students and their parents find the best school for them, we have created several different types of college rankings, which are updated yearly. The bachelor's program at OWU was ranked #161 on College Factual's Best Schools for phys ed list. It is also ranked #9 in Ohio.

Here are some of the other rankings for OWU.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 74
Most Focused Colleges for Health & Physical Education 98
Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 143
Best Health & Physical Education Schools 161
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 346
Most Popular Colleges for Health & Physical Education 433
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 574
Best Value Colleges for Health & Physical Education 628

How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Phys Ed from OWU Cost?

$47,130 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)
$27,000 Average Student Debt

OWU Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time undergraduate students at OWU paid an average of $5,090 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for undergraduates are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $46,870 $46,870
Fees $260 $260
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200
On Campus Room and Board $13,246 $13,246
On Campus Other Expenses $1,700 $1,700

Learn more about OWU tuition and fees.

OWU Phys Ed BS Student Debt

One way to think about how much a school will cost is to look at how much in student loans that you have to take out to get your degree. Students who received their bachelor’s degree at OWU in Phys Ed walked away with an average of $27,000 in student debt. That is 13% higher than the national average of $23,980.


Does OWU Offer an Online BS in Phys Ed?

OWU does not offer an online option for its phys ed bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the OWU Online Learning page.

OWU Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Phys Ed

34 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
38.2% Women
38.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 34 bachelor’s degrees in phys ed awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their bachelor’s degree in phys ed in 2019-2020, 38.2% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 48.8%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 38.2% of phys ed bachelor’s degree recipients at OWU in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 38%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 5
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 19
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

BS in Phys Ed Focus Areas at OWU

Health & Physical Education students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Sports Kinesiology and Physical Education/Fitness General 9
Sports Management 12
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 13


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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