Recommended Program of Study

BSED Health and Physical Education

Dear KSPE Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. Two sample schedules are provided as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term (one includes summer semester matriculation and one does not).  The elective courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all Georgia requirements, the core curriculum, required lab sciences, and any multicultural requirements.

The teaching profession is one of the greatest callings a student can have and the KSPE faculty at VSU is committed to preparing professional teachers who can effectively demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to teach children in ways that enhance their overall growth.  Health and Physical Education majors will also be able to make reflective, ethical, theoretical, and pedagogical sound decisions when planning and implementing curricula and programs.  In collaboration with public schools, other child-care professionals, and community agencies, the diverse KSPE faculty strives to provide information and experiences that will broaden students' perspectives to encompass a global view of the teaching/learning process, while maintaining a clear vision of the needs of children and families in VSU’s service area. 

Students who complete the major in Health and Physical Education will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. VSU’s Health and Physical Education program is approved by Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission, Georgia’s teacher certifying agency. All Health and Physical Education majors complete the core curriculum, Areas A-F, with area F being specific to Health and Physical Education. Upon acceptance into teacher education, students then follow a block schedule of their major classes during their junior and senior years. Upon graduation, they are Health and Physical Education certification eligible.

Program website:

Office Location: PE Complex, Room 165

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
BIOL 1010/1020L 4
EDUC 2110 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
POLS 1101 3
BIOL 1030/1040L 4
EDUC 2130 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Complete Georgia Government & history requirement. Complete regent’s requirement. Overall 2.5 GPA or higher. Accumulate 30 or more collegiate credits, attaining sophomore status.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111, 2112, OR 2113 3
PSYC 1101 3
MATH 1111 or 1101 3
EDUC 2120 3
BIOL 2651 4
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
KSPE 2999 0
BIOL 2652 4
Science or math from Area D 3
Area E elective 3
Area C elective 3
KSPE 1010 1
Total hours 14

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 60 or more collegiate credits, attaining junior status. Get admitted to Teacher Education.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
KSPE 3450 3
KSPE 3401 3
KSPE 3200 3
KSPE 3700 3
KSPE 3101 3
KSPE 2010 3
Total hours 18
Spring Hrs.
KSPE 3420 3
KSPE 3460 3
KSPE 3301 3
KSPE 4710 3
PSYC 2103 3
KSPE 2020 3
Total hours 18

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Accumulate 90 or more collegiate credits, attaining senior status. Apply for graduation.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
KSPE 3141 3
KSPE 3911 3
KSPE 4220 3
KSPE 3411 4
SPEC 3000 3
KSPE 2000 2
Total hours 18
Spring Hrs.
KSPE 4790 3
KSPE 4800 2
Total hours 5

Milestones: Overall 2.75 GPA or higher. Apply for student teaching during Term 7. Accumulate 129 collegiate credits. Made eligible for teacher certification.