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.

10/17/22 Next Application Due Date
10/31/22 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 AACSB International (AACSB).

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 School of Education 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:

10/17/22 Next Application Deadline
10/31/22 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/14/229/17/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/26/2210/29/22
Winter I1/3/2312/16/2212/28/221/1/23
Winter II2/13/231/30/232/8/232/11/23
Spring I4/3/233/20/233/29/234/1/23
Spring II5/15/235/1/235/10/235/13/23
Summer I7/10/236/23/237/5/237/8/23

Now enrolling:

10/17/22 Next Application Deadline
10/31/22 Start Classes

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Admissions


Review the qualifications for the online health and physical education graduate certificate

Getting started is easy. The admission process is the first step toward earning your online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education. A teaching certificate is not required for admission to this program. However, this program will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcript from degree-granting university

Online Graduate Certificate – Health and Physical Education Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned
  • Professional resume

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply.

Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies the requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page. For information on certification in the state of Washington, contact Christi Wavada at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

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 the importance of programming beyond the classroom as well as the need for promoting and advocating for your health and physical education programs. In tandem, students will be exposed to basic grant writing guidelines and fundraising strategies.
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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