Health Education M.S.
(30 credits, with or without thesis)
This program is offered as a teaching track and a non-teaching track. The teaching track is designed for individuals with an initial teaching certificate in health education. Successful completion of the program in the teaching track enables students to become eligible for New York State professional teaching certificate, and a master's degree in health education. The GRE exam is required.
The non-teaching track is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in community or public health, health sciences, or any other allied health field. The focus of this track is to prepare individuals to work in community-based programs. Successful completion of the program in the non-teaching track enables students to become eligible for a master's degree in health education. The GRE exam is not required.
|Professional Core Courses|
|HPEG 61400||Research Methods in Health and Physical Education||3|
|ESSG 61000||Survey of Statistical Methods||3|
|HPEG 52500||Critical Perspectives in Health and Physical Activity||3|
|Health Education Courses|
|HPEG 57700||Teaching and Learning for Healthy Growth and Development||3|
|HPEG 57500||Models and Theories in Health Education||3|
|HPEG 53500||Methods of Assessment in School and Community Settings||3|
|HPEG 58500||Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Prevention and Control||3|
|Select 3 credits 1||3|
|Select the Thesis or Non-Thesis Option||6|
Thesis Option: 2
Non-Thesis Option: 2
Select 6 credits from the following:
|Supervision in Physical Education|
|Analysis of Teaching and Coaching Behavior|
|Strategies for Teaching|
|Curriculum Design and Analysis in Physical Education|
|Physiological Basis of Fitness in School-Aged Children|
|Multicultural Health Issues|
|Environmental Dimensions in Health Education|
|Technological Applications in Education|
Change on a yearly basis.
Thesis students must successfully complete an oral defense of their thesis. All non-thesis students must pass a comprehensive examination prior to graduation. To be eligible for the oral defense or comprehensive exam, the student must have completed the required coursework and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
The DASA workshop EDUC 19240 applies to teacher education candidates only.
With the approval of the chair, electives can be taken from graduate courses that are offered in any department or through the Ithaca College exchange program at Cornell University.