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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.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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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 ahve 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 completed (or in progress) all major-related courses. Please email the program advisor for more information.

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