Secondary, Adult & Physical Education


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

About the Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Recreation and Coaching


Format:  On Campus
Credits: 121 semester hours

Armstrong Edge

There are opportunities for those who which to major in Coaching and Recreation.   This degree is for those students who wish to major in Coaching and Recreation 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.

Carer Opportunities

Graduates find careers working in non-teaching fields where health and physical education activities are required.  Such potential employers would include Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, fitness centers both corporate and private, community recreational programs and other related non-teaching programs.


Alumni from the program are currently working or have worked in the public and private school systems throughout southeast Georgia, the states and nation as:

  • Coaches
  • Personal trainers
  • Health club administrators

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. Builds professional relations with colleagues throughout the community.
  5. Engages in professional development, demonstrates ethical conduct in working with all constituencies.


Apply for and satisfy all requirements for regular admission: Letter of Application, Current CPR certification, Application Disposition.

Field 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.

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, aquatic, dance and team sports classes.


Course Rotation Schedule