Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (HPE) will prepare you to become a health and physical education teacher for grade-level pre-kindergarten through grade 12. With this degree, you’ll complete the equivalent of a major in health and physical education and a second major in pedagogical studies, emphasizing teaching health and physical education. 

The National Council accredits the Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), fully approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for P-12 teacher certification and nationally recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Kennesaw State University hosts this program as the only degree in Georgia nationally recognized by NASPE.

The Health and Physical Education program requires you to apply for program admission to begin coursework in the professional education sequence. 

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 125 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Health and Physical Education Degree Pathway
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Health and Physical Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Engaged – You will have the opportunity to be engaged in the community through internships, service-learning and volunteer activities to improve the lives of community residents

  • Hands-On – The focus on Wellstar College, in addition to academic excellence, is community-based service-learning. As a student, you will have the opportunity to interact with highly qualified, well-respected faculty and become involved with a wide variety of community activities, from student teaching, clinical projects, internships, and community service projects to interacting with community experts. We offer a "real-life" instead of an "ivory tower" education, which is evidenced by our graduates' success in the job market.

  • Enhanced Technology -Wellstar College has “smart” classrooms incorporating top-notch technology to make learning less complicated.

What can you do with a Health and Physical Education degree?

With a Physical education degree, you can pursue varying career paths, including:

  • Adventure/Outdoor Educator
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Coach
  • College Professor
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Teacher
  • PE Teacher
  • Professional Sports Scout
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletes Business Manager

 

Health and Physical Education Salary and Career Information

You may want to become a physical education teacher at a local school (K-12), or perhaps you’re interested in becoming a coach or fitness instructor. Below are additional career paths you might consider with a Health and Physical Education degree from Wellstar College at Kennesaw State University.


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Double Owl Pathways

Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Convocation Center, Room 3003
Mail Drop #0202
590 Cobb Ave NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-6216

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