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
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
Principles of Coaching
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:19
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
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
Select 3 credit hours of Electives
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
  • 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 Education (COED   3610) 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: