B.S.Ed. in Health & Physical Education
*This degree program can be completed on either the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus beginning fall 2018*
The Bachelor of Science program in Health and Physical Education (HPE) leads to your initial teacher certification in the P-12 teaching field in health and physical education. The program consists of:
- Coursework in the major field of study
- Methodology courses addressing academic instruction
- Core coursework in professional education
The Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed Certification Track program is for undergraduate students and leads to initial teacher certification in health and physical education (grades P-12).
The B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education Professional Studies (Non Certification Track) program provides undergraduate students who are interested in education, the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. This program does NOT lead to teacher certification.
During the Health and Physical Education degree program, we ensure you’re prepared to be only the most excellent teacher. You will have many experiences in public school classrooms prior to the student teaching semester. All field experiences, including student teaching, take place within a 60 mile radius of the Georgia Southern campus.
Upon meeting the program requirements and physical education college outcomes, and passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) exam in Health and Physical Education, you will qualify for Georgia’s health and physical education teacher Induction certification at the T-4 level. The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standard’s Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach in public or private school systems. Other examples of career opportunities available to graduates of this program include camps, churches, recreation, and youth services.