Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block9
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Other Courses for the Major9
Foundations of Health and Physical Education
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Pedagogy for Professional Educators
ESED   5799Student Teaching in P-12 Education9
HLTH   3432HPE Curriculum Development3
ITEC   3430Instructional Technology for P-12 Teaching Fields3
KINS   4430Instructional Design in Health and Physical Education for Elementary Students3
KINS   4441Instructional Design in Health and Physical Education for Middle and High School Students4
KINS   4637Senior Seminar in Health and Physical Education3
Major Requirements
Health Science and Kinesiology Core:20
Coordinated School Health Programs
Methods and Materials for School Health Education
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement
Motor Learning and Development
Adapted Physical Education
Topics in Coordinated School Health
Movement Content and Performance Core:12
Elementary Physical Education I
Elementary Physical Education II
Performance and Technique in Physical Activity I
Performance and Technique in Physical Activity II
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours126

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Degree Requirement

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences
  • Must take courses in proper sequence
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching (See catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching)
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point

Honors in Health and Physical Education

To graduate with Honors in Health and Physical Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of Honors Research Seminar in Education (COED   3610H) over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.


Each student in Health and Physical Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: