WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJOR?
The health physical education curriculum prepares majors to become highly qualified, competent dually certified health and physical educators equipped to adapt to ever-expanding professional roles in health and wellness promotion for school-aged learners. Health and physical education majors study comprehensive curricula geared toward teaching all ages in the P-12 setting. A variety of hands-on, theoretical, practical, and research-based class activities and opportunities enable majors to acquire a relevant, holistic knowledge base.
Majors master instructional, methodological strategies specific to health and physical education and can apply these students with a variety of ability levels.
Majors become reflective practitioners with the commitment to provide opportunities to engage all learners in a challenging and appropriate curriculum possessing breadth and depth. The program prepares majors to succeed in further higher education endeavors, including the pursuit of advanced degrees in Physical Education, Health and Wellness, and other related disciplines.
WHY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT ATHENS STATE?
The Health and Physical Education Program Professors are committed to working with students to instill confidence as a novice teacher, develop marketability in the job search, and help to establish a path for degree completion based on an individual plan. Graduates will leave Athens State dually certified to teach health and physical education in the P-12 setting.
The B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education Program offers courses in a variety of formats to suit individual schedules, including online, blended, and traditional formats.
Health and Physical Education is a separate degree option from Physical Education.