TO POSITIVELY AFFECT THE LIVES OF OTHERS, YOU MUST START WITH YOUR OWN.
With the human relationships they forge, teachers, coaches, counselors, physical therapists and dieticians all profoundly affect people's lives. Just think back to some of these people in your own life. Which is why no matter what major you choose within the School of Education and Allied Professions, you will be transformed by the valuable real-world experience and expert faculty guidance you receive. The ability to make a difference in the lives of others will be yours.
As an education major, you'll be spending a lot of time in the classroom — not only as a student, but also as a teacher. Beginning as early as your first year, you will learn how to teach by teaching students in classrooms, giving you the experience and confidence you need before you're officially "head of the class." And of course, you'll receive a solid foundation in the theory of education, resulting in a combination of book-smarts and street-smarts that's truly transformational.
In the health and sport science programs, you'll learn the proper strategy, technique and skills to successfully navigate through a storied career in sport science and health. Hands-on training, coupled with a systematic, research-based curriculum, means you'll find our students everywhere — in labs and hospitals, on the field and court, and inside training facilities. A good number work with collegiate and professional teams.
THE PROMISE OF HUMAN POTENTIAL.
The School of Education and Allied Professions may be a leader in urban and early childhood education, but our programs transform countless lives outside the classroom, too.
Beyond teachers, administrators and counselors, we prepare physical therapists, exercise physiologists, sports managers, nutritionists and dieticians. We share the common goal of making positive changes in the lives of others.
We're one of seven universities in Ohio that is training scientists to become teachers through the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship Program. Our Urban Teacher Academy and the Center for Catholic Education's Lalanne Program prepare teachers for public and Catholic classrooms in inner cities. The Bombeck Family Learning Center serves as a model for its approach to early science learning and childhood education. Finally, every graduate of the Dayton Early College Academy — the only charter school on a Catholic campus in the nation — has been accepted to college.
Our students develop a critical mind, a compassionate heart — and the ability to transform lives.Kevin R. Kelly
WHEN YOU GRADUATE, IT WON'T BE ABOUT FINDING A JOB.
IT'LL BE ABOUT CHOOSING ONE.
Students in the School of Education and Allied Professions graduate with all the preparation they'll need to become great teachers, counselors, administrators and health and sport science professionals. Beyond the skills taught in the classroom, the University of Dayton instills in you the compassionate heart needed to build learning communities, as well as the critical mind needed to challenge them.
The quality of our programs is reflected in our graduates. Pre-physical therapy students record a 96 percent acceptance rate into doctor of physical therapy programs or medical schools. Our teacher education majors hone their skills with plenty of real-world experiences, sometimes as early as their sophomore year. They participate in programs like the Urban Teacher Academy, the Lalanne Program or our early childhood working education model — the Bombeck Family Learning Center. Others help students excel at the celebrated Dayton Early College Academy, the only charter school on a Catholic campus in the nation.
Areas of study
- Dietetics (B.S.)
- Exercise Physiology (B.S.)
- Exercise Science (B.S.)
- Nutrition and Fitness (B.S.)
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Sport Management (B.S.)
- Adolescence to Young Adult Education (B.S.)
- Early Childhood Education (B.S.)
- Early Childhood Leadership Education (B.S.)
- Foreign Language Education (B.S.)
- Intervention Specialist - Special Education (B.S.)
- Middle Childhood Education (B.S.)
- Secondary Catholic Religious Education (B.S.)
Academic opportunitiesThe college experience extends well beyond the classroom at the University of Dayton. New students soon discover that opportunities are boundless. We recognize your vast potential, and therefore provide outlets for every student's interests and talents, be they in technology, the arts, research, service, writing, performance ... we have the resources to help you flourish.
At the University of Dayton, our learning is not limited to the classroom. Your academic study is enriched by a wealth of opportunities. Take advantage of them.
There are many other opportunities available to you through your academic program. Visit your program's department pages for a full listing.
Two faculty in the physician assistant program are recognized for excellence in their profession. More
Fourteen professionals and graduates with backgrounds in science and math begin an intensive one-year program to become teachers. More
We've Got a Lot More to Tell
The University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions is a welcoming community. We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us directly.
To learn more about our programs, faculty and departments, visit our website.