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Health Education

As a leader in health education in Western New York, The College at Brockport’s Health Education program is committed to a goal of health promotion and disease prevention. The Department of Health Education is taking an active role in training the leaders of tomorrow to address the increasingly complex needs. Completion of the Health Education master’s degree program meets the New York State Department of Education requirements for:

  • Initial Certification in Health K-12 for those without any teacher certification
  • Initial Health Certification for those who already possess an Initial Certification in another teaching area and wish to add Health as a second area
  • Professional Certification for those who already have Initial Certification in Health

Program Design and Requirements

  • The Health Education (K-12) MSEd provides professional preparation for the field of health education and focuses on skills for the education and promotion of health and strategies for enhancing and encouraging change toward positive health behaviors.
  • Coursework in the Health Education (K-12) MSEd program is 100% online with the following exception: All students must complete a 3-credit field experience and students enrolled in this program who are seeking their first teaching certificate must complete a student teaching practicum in a school setting. Teacher candidates, faculty, and the College's field experience coordinator will work collaboratively to identify placements.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of a grade of C or better in one semester of Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (or equivalent) and one semester of Statistics (or equivalent) taken at the undergraduate level
  • Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Names and contact information for three academic references
  • Statement of objectives
  • SUNY requirement for teacher preparation programs - submit scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (i.e., students who are seeking their very FIRST teaching certificate).                

Application Deadlines

  • March 1 for the summer or fall semester
  • October 1 for the spring semester
  • Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching health education

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Program Contact


Priya Banerjee 

Priya Banerjee, PhD
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(585) 395-2643

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Last Updated 2/2/16