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Health Science

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

  • Alternative MSEd 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.

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 has adopted a new admission requirement for teacher preparation programs effective fall 2015. Anyone applying to the fall 2015 semester and beyond must take and submit scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be considered for admission. Please contact Michael Harrison at: with any questions or to discuss your options.               

Application Deadlines

  • March 1 for the summer or fall semester
  • October 1 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching health education

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Program Contact


Catherine Cardina

Catherine Cardina, PhD
Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-5906

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Last Updated 3/26/15