Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements). Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Professional Studies Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. Non-Certification Track. Upon meeting B.S.Ed. teacher education admission requirements at the completion of Area F, students will be admitted to the certification track. Successful completion of all program requirements and all Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification requirements will prepare an individual to gain teacher certification in Georgia.

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A-E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Other Courses for the Major
Foundations of Health and Physical Education
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
KINS XXXX
KINS elective (1000 or 2000 level course)
Pedagogy for Professional Educators26
Student Teaching in P-12 Education
HPE Curriculum Development
Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning
Instructional Design in Health and Physical Education for Elementary Students
Instructional Design in Health and Physical Education for Middle and High School Students
Senior Seminar in Health and Physical Education
Major Requirements
Health Science and Kinesiology Core:22
Coordinated School Health Programs
Methods and Materials for School Health Education
Topics in Coordinated School Health
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement
Principles of Coaching
Motor Learning and Development
Adapted Physical Education
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
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • 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 and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate 
  • 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 earn a grade of "B" or higher in Adapted Physical Education (KINS   4432)
  • 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 Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of Honors Research Seminar Education (COED   3610) over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM)

Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education)

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, 120 unique credit hours are required in a Bachelors degree program, and at least 30 unique credit hours are required for a Masters degree program. The Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education) ABM program combines 124 hours from the Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track) program and 36 hours from the Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education) program, exceeding the required 150 unique hours between undergraduate and graduate degree programs by 10 hours. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies Handbook for Program Directors and Graduate Advisors permits a maximum of 9 shared credit hours between the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Therefore, Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education) ABM students may share a maximum of credit hours of graduate level courses in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs. The graduate courses will include Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning (ITEC   5233G)Analysis of Teaching Physical Education (KINS   7437) and Action Research in Physical Education (KINS   7590).

Admission Requirements

For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education) ABM degree program, the applicant must have:

  1. Enrollment as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track).
  2. Between 75 and 95 (inclusive) credit hours completed in the undergraduate program; including the courses HLTH 3431, KINS 3432, KINS 3433, KINS 3436, and KINS 4440, each with a grade of C or better.
  3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA or higher in undergraduate coursework.
  4. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA in Health and Physical Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track) undergraduate coursework.
  5. Must complete an application to the Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Physical Education) program.

ABM programs do not allow provisional admission. ABM programs are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate academic performance that validates their ability to be successful graduate students.

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.