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 2023 Career Outcomes for Health and Physical Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  
  • My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  
  • Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  
  • Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  
  • UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  
  • Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  
  • Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 


Professional Associations/Resources

Career Consultant Weekly Satellite Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Aderhold Hall 614

Daily Career Center Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)

  • In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor)
  • Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm,

Individual Career Consulting Appointments: Schedule online through Handshake or by calling 706-542-3375

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Health and Physical Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 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)
Athens Christian School Physical Education Teacher
Barrow County School District Special Education Teacher
Cherokee County School District Special Education Resource Teacher
Gwinnett County School District Physical Education Teacher
PLAE Territory Manager
The Goddard School Lead Teacher
The Goddard School Lead Teacher
* 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 2023 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.

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Health and Physical Education Majors

Fitness Centers | National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes | Peach Bowl | School Districts | The University of Georgia | UGA Athletic Association

Possible Job Titles for UGA Health and Physical Education Majors

Assistant Basketball Coach | Assistant Director of Event Management | Assistant Facilities Coordinator | Assistant Football Coach | Assistant Golf Coach | Assistant Gymnastics Coach | Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach | Assistant Women's Basketball Coach | Athletic Trainer | Bench Club Facility Manager | Certified Educator | Director of Program Promotions | Director of Sports Marketing | Game Day Operations Coordinator | Health & Physical Education Teacher | Health Coordinator | Health Educational Leader | Promotions Coordinator | Teacher/Coach

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Health and Physical Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Sports Pedagogy, Master's
* denotes no responses received.