2021-22 University Bulletin 
    May 28, 2024  
2021-22 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Certificate in School Health Education

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

(19 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 1 year

Kristie Lynch, Program Director
Woodruff Hall, Room 170
p - (516) 877-4273
f - (516) 877-4258
e - klynch@adelphi.edu

The Advanced Certificate in School 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


  • NYSED Regulations for Teacher Education Programs
    All programs leading to teacher, leader and pupil personnel certification comply with the following grade requirements from the New York State Education Department Office of Teaching Initiatives: 

    Content and Pedagogical Core Courses - Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements. 

    General Core in Liberal Arts & Sciences - The minimum grade requirement does not apply to coursework to satisfy the general core requirements, except where specified in certain coursework requirement descriptions.

  • 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: