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2020 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Georgia

Health & Physical Education is a popular major and Georgia is the 12th most popular state for students studying this major. 1,643 of the 63,893 Health & Physical Education degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Georgia. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Georgia ranking analyzed 8 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Health & Physical Education students in Georgia.

Choosing a Great Health & Physical Education School

Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Georgia The phys ed program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality phys ed program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

A health and physical education degree from schools on this list usually translates into above average wages after graduation. A health and physical education bachelors degree from a college in Georgia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $27,767 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Health & Physical Education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other health and physical education students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized health and physical education related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Health & Physical Education students in Georgia.

Best Schools to Study Health & Physical Education in Georgia

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study health and physical education.

Best Phys Ed Colleges in Georgia

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia is a wonderful decision for students pursuing a Health & Physical Education degree. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens.

For those interested in something more advanced, UGA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Health & Physical Education majors from University of Georgia receive an earnings boost of around $4,017 over the typical income of health and physical education majors.

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#2

Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

It's hard to beat Berry College if you want to study health and physical education. Located in the small suburb Mount Berry, Berry is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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#3

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

It is hard to beat Georgia Southern University if you wish to study health and physical education. GaSou is a fairly large public school located in the town of Statesboro.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, GaSou also offers a Master's Degree in health and physical education. Graduates of the phys ed program earn around $28,000 for their early career.

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#4

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

It's difficult to beat Morehouse College if you wish to study health and physical education. Located in the city Atlanta, Morehouse is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.More…

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Located in the small city Valdosta, VSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from this program state that they receive average early career income of $28,900.

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Shorter University

Rome, GA

Shorter is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Rome.

For those interested in shorter degree, Shorter also offers a Associate's Degree in health and physical education. Shorter University health and physical education majors receive $2,417 more than the average phys ed student.

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Located in the city Columbus, CSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, CSU offers a Master's Degree in health and physical education. Students who graduate from this degree report average early career wages of $23,700.

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Located in the large suburb Morrow, Clayton State University is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, phys ed students usually make about $22,500 in their early careers.

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Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Health & Physical Education Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 291 2,023
Virginia 289 1,353
North Carolina 286 2,828
Tennessee 266 2,265
Kentucky 257 936
South Carolina 254 967
Louisiana 254 734
Alabama 250 569
Arkansas 249 701
Mississippi 239 1,030
West Virginia 222 902

Health & Physical Education is one of 4 different types of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Phys Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 275
Outdoor Education 235

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis.

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