Secondary, Adult & Physical Education


Department of Secondary, Adult and Physical Education
University Hall 201
Fax: 912.3443496

Program Overview
Bachelor of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Recreation and Coaching


There are opportunities for those who wish to major in Recreation and Coaching.  This degree is for those students who wish to major in Recreation and Coaching but do not wish to become teachers in a public and private school setting.   This degree has a higher concentration of courses in the areas of recreational activities and coaching.  All classes are offered by experienced faculty both in the teacher certification field and in the general physical education curriculum.

Program Outcomes

Students will accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the necessary knowledge related to health & physical education.
  3. Use technology to enhance learning & to enhance personal & professional productivity.
  4. Build professional relations with colleagues throughout the community.
  5. Engage in professional development; demonstrate ethical conduct in working with all constituencies.

Courses & Requirements

Format:  On Campus
Credits: 121 semester hours

The program of study is designed with an emphasis on recreational activities and coaching experiences. A 12 credit hour Internship is required.  This Internship will place the student in a working environment where they will be mentored and observed by professionals working in the field.  Successful completion of the Internship is required for the degree completion and graduation.  Specific courses will require Field Experience hours outside of the regular classroom to give the student a real-in-the-field experience prior to the final semester Internship course.

You may begin this program during any semester. Please view the course rotation schedule for semester specific details.

Program Facilities and Features

Health and Physical Education is located in the Sports Center adjacent to the 10-court tennis complex and general parking lot. The fully equipped Sports Center features four classrooms, a fitness center, a human performance lab, athletic training facilities, locker rooms, a jogging track, offices, and the Alumni Arena (seating 3000). The varsity baseball field, varsity softball field and intramural and recreation fields are located next to the Sports Center.

The department also uses the Aquatic and Recreation Center for aerobic, dance and team sports classes.


Courses & Requirements
Course Rotation Schedule