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Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Health and Physical Education

The BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Physical Education (certification) prepares students to obtain P-12 certification in both health and physical education. The program of study provides a strong base in the sciences, study of the various content fields that comprise health education and physical education, and numerous field experiences in which academic content applies to teaching.

The BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in health and physical education non-certification prepares professionals to work in diverse settings related to: sport coaching, community physical activity and sport settings. The program of study provides a strong base in the sciences, study of the various content fields that comprise health education, sport coaching, physical activity, recreation and field experiences in which academic content applies to developing the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to work with diverse populations.

Some Potential Career Opportunities

  • Activities/Recreation Director
  • Camp Director
  • Health Educator
  • Health/Fitness Consultant
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Director
  • Sporting Goods Sales

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What will I be certified to teach?
  2. Who is my advisor?
  3. I already have a degree, how do I go about geting certified to teach health and physical education?
  4. Do you offer your MAT or MED program online?
  5. How do I apply for the graduate program?

What will I be certified to teach?

Once you have completed all degree requirements and passed the GACE II (115, 116), you will be certified to teach health and physical education P-12.

Who is my advisor?

All undergraduate advising for health and physical education majors is conducted by advisors in CSU Advise in Frank Brown Hall and can be reached at (706) 565-1496.

I already have a degree, how do I go about geting certified to teach health and physical education?

At CSU, there are two avenues for individuals seeking teacher certification. The first avenue is our Post-Baccalaureate option and it is for individuals who are seeking teacher certification only. An evaluation of your transcript would provide a clearer picture of how many hours you would actually have to take to complete the requirements. Most of the classes in this program are during the day.

The second avenue to certification is our MAT program. This option is for individuals who have a degree in a related area (e.g., exercise science, health science, or athletic training) and are interested in pursuing teacher certification as well as a Master's degree. To meet the requirements for the MAT degree, students must take 53-59 hours of course work. Most of the courses in the MAT program are offered at night or in the late afternoon. This option requires students to meet all graduate admission requirements including the requisite GRE score (800 or above). However, students can be provisionally admitted to the graduate program with a GRE score of 700 or higher.

Do you offer your MAT or MED program online?

The MED program is offered fully online. The MAT program is hybrid with some online and face-to-face course delivery.

How do I apply for the graduate program?

This option requires the student to meet all graduate admission requirements.

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