Lisa M. Griffin, Ed.D.
Chair & Coordinator for Physical Education
College of Health Sciences ~ Department of Kinesiology
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As the state's designated public liberal arts university, Georgia College & State University is committed to combining the educational
experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. GCSU is a residential learning
community that emphasizes undergraduate education and offers selected graduate programs. The faculty is dedicated to challenging
students and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. GCSU seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, a
lifelong curiosity, and exuberance for learning.
Physical Education Mission
The mission for Physical Education and Health K-12/Licensure is to provide an educational foundation enabling our students to develop
into successful, professional educators and contributing community members. Cognitive course work, teaching methods, educational
foundations, skill acquisition and practical teaching experiences, and an understanding of the scientific foundations of human performance
are just part of the educational process. These experiences afford the individual the opportunity to become a certified K-12 health and
physical educator. Advocacy for excellence in physical education as described by NASPE standards (National Association for Sport and
Physical Education) and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for Physical Education is an integral part of our core mission as our
faculty and students work with diverse groups of students in the pre-K to 12 setting. Graduates are qualified to teach physical education,
health, and coach in public schools, grades K-12. Graduates are also qualified to apply for graduate school, supervise and manage various
recreational programs, organize and direct intramural programs, and teach in special education environments.
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