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Health & Physical Education

If you are interested in working with students in health and physical education, the College of Education offers degree programs designed for you.

The Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Certification Program (HPE) is designed for those interested in teaching health and physical education at the elementary , middle and high school level. This face-to-face program is offered on the Statesboro Campus. The program consists of: Coursework in the major field of study, Methodology courses addressing academic instruction, and Core coursework in professional education.

The Teaching M.A.T. (Concentration in Health and Physical Education) Online program is for candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree and who are interested in a career as a teacher of young children.  The program of study is designed to meet all content and methods requirements for initial certification in 36 credit hours. Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing the appropriate GACE exam, you will be eligible for Georgia T-5 Health and Physical Education Certification (P-12). The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S.

Each of the programs is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. The programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the BSED Health and Physical Education Certification program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The programs listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.