2017-18 University Bulletin 
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2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Certificate in Health Education

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NY State Program Code: 36176
HEGIS Code: 0837.00
CIP Code: 13.1307

(19 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 1 year

Jean Harris, Program Director
Woodruff Hall, Room 170
p - (516) 877-4273
f - (516) 877-4258
e - harris@adelphi.edu

The Advanced Certificate in Health Education is a 19 credit program that prepares educators to provide preK-12 health education instruction and intervention. Upon completion of the program the candidates are eligible for New York State Health Education certification.

The program is designed for students who are coming from physical education and health-related areas who may hold a valid New York State Teacher Certification. These students may have some of the (1) pedagogical core requirements and the (2) health content requirements that are needed to be certified and to meet the prerequisite course requirements. Some students may need to take more prerequisite courses depending on their background and previous course work.

For qualified students who already have a Master’s degree in another area or are in the process of obtaining one, this program therefore offers an alternative route to eligibility for New York State Certification in Health Education without completing a separate Master’s degree in Health Education.

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For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at adelphi.edu/ge.

Prerequisite Education Courses

(12 credits, to be completed before entry into the program)

Prerequisite Health Content Courses

(11 credits required, to be approved by the program to meet the NYSED 30 credit minimum health education content requirement)

Additional Graduation Requirements - D A S A Training


  • Before starting the program, students may be able to transfer up to 6 credits of non-Adelphi graduate level courses and/or up to 9 credits of Adelphi graduate level courses to the program upon adviser’s approval, not to exceed 9 total transfer credits.
  • The following New York State certification requirement workshops can be met by health education courses as indicated:

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