Health and Physical Education - B.S.Ed.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H     
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): DANC 2010 or COMM 1110 or COMM 1500 or COMM 2150H


V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): (HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H) and (POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H)


Area VI
CBIO 2200-2200L
CBIO 2210-2210L
EDUC 2110* or EDUC 2110H*
EDUC 2120*
EDUC(EPSY) 2130* or EPSY 2130H

*A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for these courses.  

Entrance Requirements
1. Passing score on the GACE Program Admissions Assessment or exempt the GACE Program Admissions Assessment with one of the following:
        a. Combined minimum SAT score:
            For SAT score reports dated prior to July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,000 on Verbal/Critical Reading and Math, OR 
  • 1,000 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing and Math 
            For SAT score reports dated on or after July 1, 2019: 
  • 1,080 on Evidence-based Reading/Writing AND Math 
        b. Combined minimum ACT score of 43 (English and Math scores)

2. Overall GPA of 2.5

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions: . Students seeking non-certification are required to have a Pre-Check, Inc check prior to beginning major coursework. 

For teacher certification completion, see below.

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.

Required Courses (67 hours)
(A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required.) 

Students are required to demonstrate eight sport competencies. This may be achieved via completion of PEDB classes or credit for high school varsity participation in interscholastic competition. Three of the competencies are designated by the state: swimming, outdoor recreation (i.e., GORP), and dance (i.e., DANC 3070: Children's Dance for Teachers). The remaining five competencies are selected by the student. Students will not receive credit for PEDB classes which are noted as high school competencies (e.g., played varsity basketball, cannot receive credit for PEDB 1040: Beginning Basketball).

Complete the following courses or the Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in Health and Physical Education

Health Education Core (9 hours)  
HPRB 3010 or HPRB 5210 (preferred)
HPRB 5060
KINS 4340

Physical Education Core (38 hours)  
KINS 2010
KINS 3105
KINS 3110
KINS 3120
KINS 3210
KINS 3220
KINS 3302S
KINS 3720
KINS 3750
KINS 4305/6305
KINS 4330/6330  
KINS 4360
KINS 5620/7620-5620L/7620L* (A minimum grade of "B" (3.0) or higher is required beginning July 1, 2019.)

Exercise Science Core (6 hours)
KINS 3600 (CBIO 2200-2200L is a prerequisite)
KINS 3700 (CBIO 2200-2200L and CBIO 2210-2210L are prerequisites)

Teacher Certification Option: (14 hours)
KINS 5460

Program Completion Requirements for Teacher Certification: 

To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments: 

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment 
  • GACE Content Assessment 
  • edTPA 
  • Complete all Foliotek requirements if your program requires you to have an account 
  • Complete COE Exit Survey 
  • Complete Child Abuse and FERPA Training 
For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit 


Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in Health and Physical Education: (14 hours)
Please note: The Area of Emphasis in Educational Studies in Health and Physical Education WILL NOT lead to teacher certification.
Courses may be selected from the following, but enrollment may be dependent on required prerequisites and/or permission of instructor. Other courses requested by the student and approved by the program coordinator may be substituted.

Choose 14 hours from the following:
FDNS(KINS) 4220/6220
KINS 2100 and KINS 2100L
KINS 2500-2500L
KINS 3115E 
KINS 3420
KINS 3415
KINS 3450
KINS 3460
KINS 3480
KINS 3500-3500L
KINS 3510
KINS 3830
KINS 4000
KINS 4300/6300
KINS 4310/6310
KINS 4320/6320
KINS 4400/6400
KINS 4600/6600 
KINS 4640/6640-4640L/6640L
KINS 4820
KINS 4830
KINS 4840
KINS 4750S/6750S
KINS 5120E/7120E
KINS 5180E/7180E
KINS 5190/7190
KINS 5190E/7190E
KINS 5210/7210
KINS 5250/7250
KINS 5450L
KINS 5660/7660
KINS 5930E/7930E

Note: Students are required to complete Red Cross Certification in CPR and First Aid to graduate with this major. Completion of requirement is preferred before starting major coursework. 


General Electives (0-2 hours)
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)