Department of Adolescent and Adult Education
University Hall 201
About the Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.Ed.) in Health and Physical Education
Format: On Campus
Credits: 124 semester hours
The program in Health and Physical Education provides the student with a degree leading to teacher certification P-12 in the area of health and physical education.
The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education program allows students to gain experience throughout matriculation to work with local teachers and students to enhance their knowledge and skills required to evaluate, plan, and provide health and physical programs to diverse age and ability levels for long term healthy living.
Alumni from the Health and Physical Education program are currently working or have worked in the public and private school systems throughout southeast Georgia, the states and nation as:
- Health educators
- Physical educators
- Personal trainers
- Health club administrators
Students will accomplish the following objectives:
- Plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
- Demonstrate mastery of the necessary knowledge related to health & physical education.
- Use technology to enhance learning & to enhance personal & professional productivity.
- Reflect on experiences as they relate to students, the teaching environment & their performance.
- Builds professional relations with colleagues throughout the community.
- Engages in professional development, demonstrates ethical conduct in working with all constituencies, and reflects upon instruction and student learning to assess teaching effectiveness.
Regular Admission: Apply for and satisfy all requirements for admission to candidacy.
Because it is required by the Professional Standards Commission, the certifying body for public school teachers in the state of Georgia, HPE majors will be required to spend time observing/working with children in the public school settings, BEFORE Internship II. Many of your major courses will include assignments working with public school children in different activities and setting. There will be specific forms documenting said observations, which will become part of the permanent record. Failure to complete this requirement will result in an incomplete grade for the course in question.
The GACE Basic Skills Assessment, which is a general test of knowledge, is required for Admission to Candidacy. Successfully completing GACE Content, which is a standardized test of subject matter knowledge, is required for certification. These tests are administered by the Educational Testing Service, are administered off campus, and require a fee each time they are taken. Results take 6-8 weeks to reach test-takers, so it is recommended that students plan ahead.