B.S.Ed. in Health & Physical Education Undergraduate Programs
If you are interested in obtaining an undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education there are two degree options to choose from, the Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program or the B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) program. These programs are offered on either the Statesboro or Armstrong Campus.
The Health and Physical Education Bachelor of Science Certification Program (HPE) is designed for students who are seeking 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, and Core coursework in professional education.
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 70 mile radius of the Georgia Southern campus.
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 admission process, ALL students interested in either the non-certification or certification program must declare the BSED Health and Physical Education Professional Studies (Non Certification) track as their intended major. At the completion of all courses, through area F in the program of study, students seeking initial teacher certification would then apply to the Teacher Education Program. If accepted, the student would move into the Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Certification program. Those students who are not seeking initial teacher certification, would complete the remainder of the program requirements for the B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track).