Contact: Dr. Kandice Porter, Department Chair
Bachelor of Science Degree
Leading to Certification for Grades P-12
WellStar College of Health and Human Services,
Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
The B.S. in Health & Physical Education is fully accredited by NCATE, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, fully approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission for P-12 teacher certification, and nationally recognized by NASPE, the National Association for Sport & Physical Education.
This single field program is designed to prepare health and physical education teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in health and physical education and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching health and physical education.
Teacher preparation students in addition to applying for Admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching must demonstrate eligibility for practicum courses (HPS 4410 and 4430). This process is a part of the Department’s periodic assessment of the teacher preparation students. Practicum forms, a detailed description of the eligibility requirements and submission deadlines are available from the departmental office (CC 3003).
To ensure HPE candidates meet the standards required by the Professional Teacher Education Unit (PTEU), National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), all transfer students will be required to take all courses in the Professional Education sequence (HPS 3450, HPS 3550, HPS 3650, HPS 3750, HPS 4250, HPS 4410, 4430 and HPS 4850) at Kennesaw State University. Exceptions will be made only for those who took a course that in the past was considered a substitution for one of the Professional Education courses and can document their compliance with these standards through portfolio presentations of their work.