Health, Physical Education, & Recreation (HPER)

Physical Education - Teacher Education P-12

Physical EducationThe Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation offers a program in physical education – teacher education leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education and qualification for recommendation for the Alabama Class B Professional Certification at the P-12 level in physical education.  The degree program consists of 131 semester hours.  Career opportunities may include employment in the following areas:

  • Teaching in public schools P-12
  • Teaching in private schools
  • Teaching in Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Teaching in after-school programs
  • Coaching in public and private schools
  • Coaching in recreational sport programs
  • Sport writing
  • Teaching experiences in community settings (YMCA/YWCA, summer camps, church life centers)
  • Personal fitness trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Download a fillable checksheet for the P-12 Teacher Education program or a suggested four-year schedule.