Bachelor of Science in
Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12


Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12

Southeastern's Health and Physical Education program leads to teacher certification in Health and Physical Education for grades kindergarten through 12. Students who complete all requirements for teacher licensure in Louisiana are certified to teach Health and Physical Education in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools throughout the state. Also offered are courses leading to teacher certification in Adapted Physical Education and a minor in Athletic Coaching.

Other Concentrations


Required Semester Hours 120-122

Program Highlights

  • Students have access to four teaching/research laboratories, an indoor climbing wall, interactive teaching technology, and outdoor tennis courts
  • Nationally recognized faculty with strong records of publication
  • Student involvement in professional development through the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (LAHPERD), the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL), and other professional organizations
  • Student research opportunities
  • Southeastern is recognized throughout the state and region as a leader in teacher education
  • Teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Health and PE degree is approved by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • Honors curriculum available


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Athletic Coach
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Strength Coach
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

Types of Employers

  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle/Junior High Schools
  • High Schools
  • Fitness Studios
  • Private Coaching Clinics



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Student Orgs & Activities

Kinesiology and Health Studies Club