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MAT Health and Physical Education Grades P-12

Ready to get your teaching certification and a master’s degree?

Explore the Master of Arts in Teaching, Concentration in Health and Physical Education program

Can I complete the concentration online?

Yes, the MAT’s Health and Physical Education program is offered as an online program. Please note that during the program, you will be required to complete field experiences including student teaching/internship. All field experience requirements for any M.A.T. program must be completed in the state of Georgia. Some concentrations require practicum placements prior to student teaching or internship semester. Field experiences, including student teaching, for students in the online M.A.T. Concentrations in Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education, and Special Education will be considered in the Georgia region in which you are located.

What background do I need?

Health and Physical Education certification (P-12) for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The program of study is designed to meet all content and methods requirements for initial certification in 36 credit hours. There are no undergraduate prerequisite courses for the program since that content knowledge is embedded in the current courses. Read about the program standards to see what you will learn while in our program.

What certification will I be eligible for upon completion of this concentration?

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.

Courses and Curriculum


Program Director
Dr. Tony Pritchard
Phone: 912-478-1323

Last updated: 7/30/2021