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Certification in Health and Physical Education

Earn your health and physical education teaching certificate without the commitment of a master’s degree. This program is ideal if you have a background in sport and physical activity but not education.

You will study health and physical education topics, gain classroom experience, and earn certification in health and physical education. You will earn initial T-4 certification to teach both health and physical education in grades P-12.

You can upgrade your certification later through our MS in Kinesiology. If you are interested in earning advanced T-5 certification immediately, consider our MS in Kinesiology with certification.


For admission into this program, you must have a passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Assessment; you may be exempt from this requirement if you have one of the following:

  • A combined minimum SAT score of 1,000 (verbal and math scores)
  • Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and math scores)

You must also have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed (or in progress) all major-related courses. Please contact the program advisor for more information.

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