Health Education Advanced Certificate Program

Effective: Spring 2019. Students who entered this certificate program beginning in the Spring of 2019 or thereafter must follow these requirements. Students who entered this program prior to Spring of 2019 follow the requirements that were in effect at the time they began the program. See link below for the most recent Health Education Certificate Program requirements prior to Spring 2019. Please refer to DegreeWorks or consult an advisor to review your requirements and track your progress.

This program will be offered to students who already possess a Master’s degree and a New York State (NYS) initial or professional certification in any subject area. The Advanced Certificate will enable them to become certified to teach Health Education P-12 in NYS in addition to their base certificate. This program requires 12 credits in Health Education core content and 6 credits in fieldwork through the Student Teaching Internship course.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a master's degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having a master's Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on career goals.

  • Submit NYS initial or professional certification in any subject area.

  • Meet additional Departmental, divisional, and New York State requirements, if any.

  • Submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) revised general test, i.e., verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

Program of Study (Total 18 credits):

Content Courses (Total of 6 credits):

HEA 671Teaching Strategies for Health; Psychosocial Wellness


HEA 507Human Sexuality


Student Teaching Internship (Total 6 credits):

ESC 595Internship in Classroom Teaching


ESC 611Teaching Internship Seminar in Secondary Education


ESC 708Project Seminar in Curriculum, Materials, and Assessment in Specialized Areas


ESC 595 is a variable-credit course and must be taken for two credits.

Elective Courses (Total of 6 credits):

HEA 502Women and Health


HEA 509Drugs and Substance Abuse


HEA 510Health and Aging


HEA 627Health Problems and Issues in Contemporary Society


HEA 636Perspectives on Death and Dying


HEA 640/DFN 640/HEA 640Nutrition and Chronic Diseases


HEA 680Special Topics in Health


HEA 685Independent Study in Health Education and Promotion


For further information please contact:

Dr. Lisa Fusco

Program Director

Health Education Advanced Certificate Program Prior to Spring 2019

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