Online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education

Prepare to create an educational foundation that instills a lifetime of healthy behaviors and choices in learners of all abilities.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


A snapshot of the online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education at EWU

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Grow your teaching skills and learn how to apply the three domains of learning (psychomotor, cognitive and affective) in order to encourage students to prioritize healthy living in this online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education from EWU.

Delivered fully online, our rigorous curriculum includes socially engaging, project-based learning with opportunities for practical application and classroom preparation. Dedicated faculty are committed to readying you for more rewarding educational experiences as an elementary, middle, or high school health and PE teacher, or as an athletics coach in middle and high school settings.

As a student, you will complete internship hours covering fundamental K-12 standards-based programming, curriculum, and instructional knowledge and activities required of an effective educational resource for health literacy and physical movement for all learners. You will also create a portfolio that showcases your competency in content and skill as a health and physical educator. While completing this online certificate program does not result in initial teaching endorsement, a teaching certificate is not required for program admission.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online certificate program, you will:

  • broaden your existing knowledge of health and physical education;
  • learn how to safely establish and manage a gym classroom education for various levels of physical ability;
  • apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the WA State and National K–12 Standards.
  • broaden your existing knowledge of health and physical education;
  • learn how to safely establish and manage a gym classroom education for various levels of physical ability;
  • apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;
  • gain the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the WA State and National K–12 Standards.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Elementary Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Athletics Coach
  • Elementary Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Health & PE Teacher
  • Middle School or High School Athletics Coach

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If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Master of Education – Health and Physical Education online from EWU.

$8,250* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Budget-friendly tuition designed just for you

The online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education program features the same affordable tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$8,250* Total Tuition

Calendar


Don’t miss these important deadlines for earning your online certificate

The online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education program is ideal for working professionals, offering six-week courses with seven start dates each year. View the full calendar for upcoming deadlines for turning in all required documentation, registering for classes and paying tuition to begin on your desired start date.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


Review the qualifications for EWU’s online graduate certificate

Getting started is easy. The admission process is the first step toward earning your online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education. No teaching certificate is required for admission to this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

Online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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Courses


Explore all the courses toward your online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education

In order to earn the online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education, you must complete nine courses (30 credit hours), including an internship.

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to be an introductory health and wellness class that provides a broad overview of a number of topics that specifically focus on living a healthy, physically active lifestyle. Students will also learn about current health issues and teaching strategies for optimal delivery of health education content.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The primary focus of this course is for students to learn to demonstrate and teach basic motor skills, which are first taught at the elementary level. These skills are then built upon at the secondary level. Students are also introduced to the basics of physical function/development of children, a wide range of appropriate physical activities, and teaching objectives/methods in elementary physical education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
In this course students will learn to perform, demonstrate, teach skills and progressive methods and use assessments in teaching physical education at the secondary level (middle and high school). Students will explore meaningful ways to incorporate the three learning domains into lessons. Teacher assessment and student self-assessment as means to inform teaching and learning will be an additional focus of the course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the structures and functions the organic, skeletal, and neuromuscular systems of the human body contribute to motor performance. In tandem, students will be provided tools for designing and delivering effective instruction as well as assessing performance that will optimize skill acquisition and performance.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of topics and trends related to teaching Health and Physical Education through an in-depth analysis, synthesis, and discussion through readings and other activities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The purpose of this course is to provide information and activities on the foundation of K-12 health standards-based programming, curriculum, and instruction designed to for the purpose of instilling healthy behaviors in all learners. Health Education instructors need to demonstrate an understanding of health education content, health literacy skills, digital literacy skills, theoretical foundations of behavior change and learning, and applicable for all abilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
The purpose of this course is to provide information and activities on the foundation of K-12 standards-based programming, curriculum, and instruction designed to assist students in pursing lifelong healthy living. Physical Education instructors needs to have core knowledge and skills regarding how best to meet the movement needs of not only competent movers but be a resource for all abilities.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students will be able to create an e-portfolio that contains pieces of their work throughout their health and physical education courses in the M.Ed. program. This online portfolio will demonstrate students’ competency in content and skill as a health and physical educator. Students will be able to refer back to this portfolio as they seek jobs, or as a resource once they are in the HPED setting.

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