Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Health and Physical Education, M.A.T.


Return to: 4150 Department of Kinesiology and Health  

This M.A.T. major in Health and Physical Education is designed for P-12 health and physical educators who wish to extend their content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice. The program features an integration of health and physical education content and includes a combination of coursework, simulated teaching, field experiences, and school-based inquiry.

Program Admission

Students are required to meet all university and college admission requirements. In addition, to be accepted into the program, students must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • have a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate coursework
  • successful completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment

Program Academic Regulations 

Students must complete 24 semester hours of undergraduate coursework for certification. Courses listed for Certification are taken concurrently with courses listed under Professional Studies and Teaching Field. Students must complete Professional Studies and Certification courses with a grade of “C” or higher. A grade of “C” or higher is required for KH 7460. A grade of “C+” or higher is required for KH 7470 and KH 7480. A grade of “B-” or higher KH 7230, KH 7240, and KH 7250. A grade of “B” or higher is required for KH 7000 for recommendation for certification. Students who do not receive a “B” or better in KH 7000 may repeat the course once. Students who fail to earn a “B” the second time, will not be allowed to enroll in the course again and will not be recommended for certification.

Entry into the program does not guarantee continuation in the program, graduation from the program and/or recommendation for certification even if all requirements have been met. Students may graudate from the program with program with a “B-“, “C+”, “C”, or “C-” without recommendation for certification even if the certification test has been passed.

Pre-service Certification: Upon admission to a teacher education program, students will be contacted by the Office of Field Placements and Certification with instructions to claim enrollment in their program and submit a GaPSC Pre-Service Certificate Application. The pre-service certificate is required for placement in required field experiences or clinical practice.

Non-coursework requirements for T-4 certification include: Tort Liability Coverage; criminal background check; first aid and CPR proficiency (including infant, child, adult), or completion of KH 2006.

Certification (24 hours)

Students must pass the GACE Content Assessment and upon admission, pass the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment, and successfully complete the courses listed below to be recommended by Georgia State University for initial certification. For Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities.  

  • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3) 
    • For Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) certification requirements, students must earn a grade of “B” or higher in EXC 4020.
  • KH 2211 Movement Sciences for Practitioners (3)
  • KH 3010 Skill Themes and Movement Concepts (3)
  • KH 3020 Fitness and Physical Activity (3)
  • KH 3030 Invasion Games (3)
  • KH 3040 Net/Wall Games (3)
  • KH 3090 Strength and Conditioning in Physical Education and Coaching (3)
  • KH 3700 Sexuality Education for P-12 (3)