Health & Physical Education, BSE (Dual Certification)

Physical Education teacher with students

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education degree provides a high-quality education through preparation for graduates to engage P-12 students in meaningful, structured, intentional physical activities necessary to develop key skills, concepts, knowledge, and behaviors promoting lifetime health and wellness. The program is centered on developing effective teachers with evidence-based practice and leadership skills at all levels applied in pursuit of developing well-rounded, competent, and confident physically literate learners.

Video Highlights

Interested in a career as a Health & Physical Education teacher and coach? Catch a glimpse into the HPE teacher education program.

Potential Careers

  • Health Teacher
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Career Preparation Teacher
  • Athletic Coach
  • Strength Coach
  • Athletics Director

Median Annual Salary

Teacher in Alabama


Salary range with BSE
(based on years of experience)


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Additional Facts

JSU HPE Graduates...

  • Score above the national average on edTPA and Praxis exams.
  • Represent a large number of coaches at championship events.
  • Become partners of the program to help train the next generation.
  • Are leaders in the field with many advancing to educational leadership positions.