B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education – Teacher Certification Concentration

Program Information

The Kinesiology and Health Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education. Students take courses in curriculum, assessment, technology, teaching methods, instructional models and scientific foundation courses such as exercise science, biomechanics and motor learning and development.  The curriculum covers elementary physical education through secondary physical education; adapted physical education and health.  The program culminates in a semester of student teaching with placements at an elementary school and a secondary school.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

Note that students must apply to the major via the College of Education and Human Development Undergraduate Admissions website. The course schedule listed below is for the Teacher Certification concentration only.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

PERS 2001 Teaching in Today’s Society

2

Area C Humanities Course

3

Area C Fine Arts Course

3

HIST 2110

3

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

MATH 1101

3

Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

POLS 1101

3

EDUC 2110

3
Total Hours 16

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements with a grade of C or higher
  • Attend the major fair and declare a major
  • Take math placement test before registering first term
  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “B”

4

KH 2122

3

KH 2130

3

KH 2211

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

EDUC 2120***

3

EDUC 2130

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • After Year 2, Term 2, apply to the program online at College of Education and Human Development Undergraduate Admissions website 
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 or higher is required for Health and Physical Education program
  • Complete Areas A through F, courses in Area A and F must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Pass GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Pass Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment
  • Submit proof of tort liability insurance
  • Demonstrate competence in oral communication
  • Complete a departmental interview and writing sample

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

KH 3010

3

KH 3030

3

KH 3080

3

KH 3070

3

KH 3610

3

KH 3710

3
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

KH 3410

3

KH 3200

3

KH 3020

3

KH 3040

3

KH 3420

3
Total Hours 15

Term 3

Course Hours

KH 3700*

3

EXC 4020*

3
Total Hours 6

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Register with University Career Services

Notes

*KH 3700 offered only in Maymester. It is recommended that students take KH 3600 and EXC 4020 during the summer term to reduce the course load in fall or spring terms.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

KH 4510

3

KH 4520

3

KH 4530

3

KH 4540

3

KH 4280

3

KH 3375

2
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

KH 4710***

4

KH 4720***

4

KH 4650

0
Total Hours 8

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance via PAWS
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Students pursuing certification must pass the GACE Content Assessment, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, and edTPA in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”