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Health & Physical Education B.S.Ed. Undergraduate Programs

The College of Education offers a Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Certification program 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 Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. 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.

Upon successful completion of the Health and Physical Education program and passing  the Health and Physical Education Certification GACE exam, you will qualify for Georgia level 4 Induction certificate upon employment as a teacher.

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.