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Department of Health and Physical Education
1800 Wahnish Way
Lawson Multipurpose Ctr/Teaching Gym Suite 433
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Undergraduate Program

Bachelors of Science in Physical Education (K-12)

Program Overview

The Physical Education K-12 professional preparation program is designed to provide the educational experiences and competencies needed to certify and qualify as teachers, leaders, and contributors for the state of Florida and the nation.

The Physical Education program graduates are taught to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills by synthesizing and summarizing information related to health, physical education pedagogy, physical activity, and sport skills. Students that complete the program are able  to:

  • Establish positive interaction in the learning environment that uses incentives and consequences for students to promote excellence in health and  physical activity;

  • Establish positive interactions between teacher and student in all areas of instruction;

  • Communicate (verbally & nonverbally) participation procedures  with all students, including those with disabilities and those of varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and

  • Communicate with colleagues, school and community specialists, administrators, and families consistently and appropriately regarding health and physical activity issues.


 Graduate Program

Master of Science in Sport Management

Program Overview

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Sport Management. The FAMU Sport Management faculty is committed to offering students the skills and knowledge necessary to understand management in a sport-related setting. At the completion of the program, students will have the necessary skill set to be practitioners in the sport industry.

The Sport Management Program offers interactive, educational training that is necessary for individuals seeking careers in the sport industry – an industry that has evolved into an integral part of today’s culture. The operation of sport programs have become more sophisticated and complex, and must be managed by equally savvy professionals well versed in the intricacies of sport activities. Thus, the program emphasizes a variety of managerial, administrative, socio-cultural, and communication skills necessary for success in a multifaceted sport industry.