Prepare to teach health and physical education in elementary, middle, and high school through our BSEd in Health and Physical Education, which includes certification to teach in Georgia schools.
You will learn instructional methods for teaching physical activity, sport skills, physical fitness, and teamwork at various age levels. You'll also study the latest biomechanics, physiology, and health and wellness principles.
Upon completion you will be eligible for initial certification to teach K-12 in Georgia public schools, unless you have chosen the non-teaching track.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.
Get real-life experience by teaching in public schools, and working with individuals with special needs in the Pediatric Exercise Clinic.
See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.
The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.
Students who are declared majors in health and physical education are moved into the major on a case-by-case basis as evaluated by the program advisor. Generally, students are ready to enter the major when they have ~60 hours completed or in progress, and have their Area I-VI core courses completed or in progress. Area VI and major courses must receive a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be eligible for student teaching for all teacher certification programs.
Students who believe they will meet all or most of these requirements within the coming semester should schedule an appointment with the program advisor so that they may be moved into the major.