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Department of Secondary, Adult & Physical Education
Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education
The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (BSEd) offers a certification and a non-certification track.
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. All classes are offered by experienced faculty both in the teacher certification field and in the general physical education curriculum.
The Health and Physical Education program offers a track in Recreation and Coaching. This program is designated for those who wish to work in the field of recreation and or coaching and does not lead to teacher certification. Experienced faculty both in the teacher certification field and in the general physical education curriculum offers all classes.
Graduates find careers as teachers in both public and private schools, and some 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.
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 of Study
All health and physical education majors must complete 60 semester hours in their major field of study. The total semester hour requirement for a baccalaureate degree is 123 semester hours.