What will I learn?

The B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education prepares undergraduate students to serve as licensed health and physical education teachers in PK-12 schools, and to serve as educators and leaders in schools and community-based settings. The Health and Physical Education program curriculum is innovative and unique and will allow for students to engage in experiential learning opportunities that build upon the content knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement national and state health and physical education standards. Students can combine their passion for health, student success and education in a program that will prepare them to be successful in a variety of learning environments.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to work in public and private elementary, middle and high schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia, with particular focus in urban and high-need areas. The health and physical education program consist of rigorous coursework that is built upon the most current and relevant research and provides field experiences that will enable graduates to be leaders in the profession.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$32,742.00 (24,28,932) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 August 2022

Venue

School of Education

1015 West Main Street,

RICHMOND,

Virginia,

23284, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate degree program requires graduation from a secondary school or the equivalent (lyceum, senior middle school, university preparatory school, completion of GCSE exams, Standard 12 graduation, etc.), which typically consists of at least 12 years beyond kindergarten. Your secondary education should be the type that would prepare you for entrance to a recognized university in your home country.

For international students

Admission to a Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate degree program requires graduation from a secondary school or the equivalent (lyceum, senior middle school, university preparatory school, completion of GCSE exams, Standard 12 graduation, etc.), which typically consists of at least 12 years beyond kindergarten. Your secondary education should be the type that would prepare you for entrance to a recognized university in your home country. English Language Scores: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 70 IBT for undergraduates; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 for undergraduates; Pearson Test of English: 53 for undergraduates. Application deadlines for freshmen: Fall, Jan. 15 (regular decision); spring, Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a top 100 research university and number one public postgraduate arts school in the US.

  • VCU is one of the top 3 research universities in Virginia
  • 21% growth in sponsored awards in a 10-year period
  • 1,600 international students from 108 countries
  • 173-acre campus in downtown Richmond

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