UGA Specific Information for Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education qualifies a student to seek certification in health and physical education in elementary, middle and secondary school in Georgia. The mission of the physical education teacher education (PETE) program at The University of Georgia is to prepare teachers who possess curricular and pedagogical content knowledge that will enable them to teach individuals to be physically active for a lifetime. The Physical and Health Education Teacher Certification Program at the University of Georgia is a certification only program. This means that all students who begin the program will not have the option to graduate with a degree in Physical and Health Education without being certified to teach in the state of Georgia. 

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Health and Physical Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

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Employment Websites


  • Handshake (login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • Interstride (login using your UGA MyID email address)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs) USAJobs [url=][/url] (federal jobs)
  • LinkedIn Job Board 


Professional Associations/Resources

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Amherst County Public Schools Strength Coach
Baldwin County School District Physical Education Teacher
Crisp County School District Health and Physical Education Teacher
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Strength and Conditioning Coach Intern
Franklin County School District Teacher
Golds Gym Personal Trainer
Goodwill of North Georgia Employment Job Coach
Gwinnett County Public Schools Health Teacher and Volleyball Coach, Health/PE Teacher & Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
OrthoAtlanta Physical Therapy Assistant
The Walt Disney Company Children's Activities
University of Georgia Career and College Advisor - UGA Institute of Higher Education
Yelp Account Executive
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.


Graduate School Program(s)
Auburn University School Counseling, MEd
Georgia State University Education, Not Specified
University of Portsmouth Physical Activity Exercise and Health, MSc
* denotes no responses received.