|Health & Wellness Specialist|
Advanced Certificate Program
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This advanced graduate certificate of health and wellness is an organized series of graduate-level courses designed to increase the content knowledge of individuals teaching health classes in K-12 school settings. Courses are offered both online and in a classroom to offer a flexible hybrid learning experience. Specialists will be exposed to a holistic view of both individual and societal health. This is accomplished through a series of 6-8 courses that a physical educator is missing to become certified as a health educator. Every student’s undergraduate and graduate background is different, so the minimum of six courses but maximum of eight courses allows for flexibility when working toward the required 10 courses in health content that New York State requires. Each course examines modern health issues are researched to promote an increased awareness of current health trends.
This program is grounded in experiential learning and aims to foster understanding of this dynamic field. Throughout the program, the student will participate in various learning activities, including: 50 observation hours, interviews, field assignments, presentations, tests, article reviews, community explorations, and panel discussions about weekly readings. Based on most Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy curriculum, these additional classes complete the targeted 30 credits of content knowledge in health that New York State requires for certifying health teachers.
Upon completion of this series of content courses, the student will be able to apply for an initial health certificate for individual evaluations by the Department of Education of New York State.
The Program Will Provide:
Advanced Certificate is registered with the NY State Education Department
The program follows the School of Education’s Admission process, procedures and requirements identified for all graduate programs. All candidates must have not less than a 3.0 graduate grade point average upon entrance. Admission considerations are based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria that includes the following assessments:
For information contact:
Dr. Robert Schmidlein,
Q: I was on the NYSED website and saw you need 30 Credits in Health Content. Why is your program only 18?
Q: Does this program recommend me for an initial health certificate?
Q: Do I have to “student teach” again?