Degrees and Programs
Department of Adolescent & Adult Education
University Hall, Room 201
Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education
There are two opportunities for those who which to major in Health and Physical Education. The first track in the health and physical education major is designed to prepare the student for a career of teaching health and physical education with contemporary facilities and equipment in the public/private school systems at the preschool to high school level and leads to a state certification teaching credential. The second track is a non-certification health and physical education major that provides a degree without teacher certification. All classes are offered by experienced faculty both in the teacher certification field and in the general physical education curriculum.
Track one graduates find careers as teachers in both public and private schools, and some graduates go on to earn advanced degrees that prepare them to teach college physical education. The list of potential area employers in physical education includes the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, the Effingham County School System, Bryan County School System, McIntosh County School System, Screven County School System, and the many private schools in those counties.
Track two 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.
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, the Hall of Fame Room, a conference room, 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 of Study
All health and physical education majors must complete 60 semester hours in their major field of study track one and 58 semester hours in their major field of study track two. The total semester hour requirement for a baccalaureate degree is 123 semester hours in track one and 121 semester hours in track two.