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Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

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Health Science

  1. Where are you located?
  2. What Can I Do With This Degree?
  3. Can I take any health science courses online?
  4. Are internships and volunteer opportunities available in order to gain experience in the field of health science?
  1. Where are you located?

    The health science team is located in both the Lumpkin Center in suite 250 and the Health and Wellness Center.

  2. What Can I Do With This Degree?

    There are a variety of opportunities for students majoring in Health Science. Possible career paths include:

    • Environmental health
    • Behavioral sciences
    • Health education
    • Maternal and child health
    • International-global health
    • Community outreach
    • Research
    • Health Communication & Marketing
    • Pharmaceutical Sales

    * Note: The Bachelor of Science in Health Science also provides students with the prerequisite courses, skills, and knowledge required to gain admission into graduate programs that focus on the following areas:

    • Physician Assistant
    • Physician
    • Physical or Occupational Therapy
    • Counseling
    • Dietetics
    • Health Service Administration
    • Epidemiology
    • and much more
  3. Can I take any health science courses online?

    Some online courses are available in order to accommodate students that may work or have other obligations that prevent them from attending a class in the more traditional method.

  4. Are internships and volunteer opportunities available in order to gain experience in the field of health science?

    Faculty members are always working with community partners to establish volunteer and intern relationships for students. Several opportunities to gain experience are offered throughout the year. In addition, students are able to take an internship course during their matriculation through the program if they maintain a grade point average of at least 2.8 or higher and maintain scholarly and professional character in order to represent the university in an excellent manner throughout the community.

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Physical Education

  1. What will I be certified to teach?
  2. Who is my advisor?
  3. I already have a degree, how do I go about getting certified to teach health and physical education?
  4. Do you offer your MAT or MED program online?
  5. How do I apply for the graduate program?
  1. What will I be certified to teach?

    Once you have completed all degree requirements and passed the GACE II (115, 116), you will be certified to teach health and physical education P-12.

  2. Who is my advisor?

    All undergraduate advising for health and physical education majors is conducted by advisors in the SAFE Office in JH 107, 706-568-2191.

  3. I already have a degree, how do I go about getting certified to teach health and physical education?

    At CSU, there are two avenues for individuals seeking teacher certification. The first avenue is our Post-Baccalaureate option and it is for individuals who are seeking teacher certification only. An evaluation of your transcript would provide a clearer picture of how many hours you would actually have to take to complete the requirements. Most of the classes in this program are during the day.

    The second avenue to certification is our MAT program. This option is for individuals who have a degree in a related area (e.g., exercise science, health science, or athletic training) and are interested in pursuing teacher certification as well as a Master's degree. To meet the requirements for the MAT degree, students must take 53-59 hours of course work. Most of the courses in the MAT program are offered at night or in the late afternoon. This option requires students to meet all graduate admission requirements including the requisite GRE score (800 or above). However, students can be provisionally admitted to the graduate program with a GRE score of 700 or higher.

  4. Do you offer your MAT or MED programs online?

    Although there are some classes in the MAT and MED programs that are offered online, most of the course work for each program is delivered face-to-face.

  5. How do I apply for the graduate program?

    This option requires student to meet all graduate admission requirements.

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Exercise Science

  1. Where are you located?
  2. What can I do with this degree?
  3. But, are Exercise Science students really successful?
  4. Will my courses from other institutions "count"?
  1. Where are you located?

    Our suite of offices is located in Room 250 of the Lumpkin Center at the north end of the campus. Contact information for faculty and staff can be found on the Faculty/Staff Contacts tab.

  2. What can I do with this degree?

    Exercise Science is the gateway degree for individuals who wish to work in any phase of the fitness industry, e.g., corporate- and hospital-based Wellness, club fitness, YMCA, geriatric programming, personal training, etc. In addition, many students currently at CSU are using the degree as a pre-professional program for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician's Assistant. Finally, the educational content in Exercise Science also helps prepare students for success in careers such as pharmacology sales, military science, orthotics, etc. (e.g., many health/fitness related fields where the career path is not fixed).

  3. But, are Exercise Science students really successful?

    Over the last 5-10 years Exercise Science students have been admitted and successfully completed programs of study at the Medical College of Georgia (PT, OT), Mercer University Medical School (PA),  Armstrong-Atlantic State University (PT), The University of the South (PA), Georgia State University (PT), North Georgia College (PT), University of Alabama-Birmingham (PT), The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Exercise Science), The University of Arkansas (Athletic Training), Howard University School of Medicine (PT), and other notable institutions. In addition, students have opted for medical licensure as PTAs and radiology technologists. It is fair to say that the Exercise Science program is sufficiently detailed and flexible to accommodate the professional needs of many students. Students are limited only by their ability, motivation, work ethic, and creativity.

  4. Will my courses from other institutions count?

    Core courses (History, Political Science, English, etc.) that are taken at a University System of Georgia School are always transferable. Most other core courses that are similar to the USG courses most often transfer without incident.

    The Exercise Science curriculum was designed to accommodate students who have valuable academic experiences that are related to or support Exercise Science professions. Nursing, Math, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, etc. can be incorporated into the Exercise Science degree progress up to approximately 22 hours. Minors, including foreign language, are welcome from a variety of disciplines.

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Wellness

  1. I have had a course similar to PHED 1205 at another school. Can I transfer that credit to CSU?
  2. What activity courses do you offer for credit?
  3. Can I take PHED 1205 online?
  1. I have had a course similar to PHED 1205 at another school. Can I transfer that credit to CSU?

    Probably. However, PHED 1205 is unusual in that it includes a physical activity lab in conjunction with the Wellness “lecture”. Courses that are lecture only do not transfer as equivalent to PHED 1205. If your course included a lecture and fitness component please consult your advisor to petition the acceptance of the transfer credit.

  2. What activity courses do you offer for credit?

    We offer a variety of course selections for the PEDS credit including weight training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga (just to name a few). Click on the following link to see a detailed course listing. (PEDS Course Listing link).

  3. Can I take PHED 1205 online?

    PHED 1205 courses are currently being offered partially online for students attending courses on CSU's campus. A completely online version of PHED 1205 is being constructed and will be made available for students completing their degree fully online.

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