2022-23 University Bulletin 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-23 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Education: Health Education (In-Service) M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 39800
HEGIS Code: 0837.00
CIP Code: 13.1307
(34 credits)

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

The Master of Arts in Health Education (In-Service) program prepares students to teach Pre-K to 12 health education in schools. Students are prepared to promote and maintain healthy lifestyles through skills based learning strategies, relevant and developmentally appropriate assessment design and understanding individual learning styles. The Master of Arts in Health Education  (In-Service) Program is offered for students with valid initial New York State teacher certification in an area other than health education. 
Previous course work and experiences are evaluated with respect to its comparability with required coursework. Additional coursework may be necessary where a student’s background in identified content areas is found to be lacking or weak.

Health Education Core

Prerequisites (12 credits of health-based undergraduate courses as determined through advising including Human Anatomy and Physiology, to be completed prior to entry into or concurrently with the program)

(25 credits)

Additional Requirements for Program Completion/State Certification

  •  All teacher certification candidates must take and pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) required for their particular area of certification which includes the Content Specialty Test in Health

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.

  • Students will be reviewed as to their experience and course work. Where they have adequate course work at the undergraduate level, they will be waived from that requirement and allowed to take additional electives at the advanced level in health education or in related fields.

  • 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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