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Health & Physical Education Certificate Program

The College of Education Health & Physical Education Certificate is designed for candidates seeking to add a Health and/or PE endorsement to an existing license. With the addition of the Health & Physical Education certificate program, Concordia University seeks to provide an opportunity for career enhancement, continued learning, and professional advancement.

Step 1 of 3: What type of student are you?

Step 2 of 3: What would you like to study?

Portland Campus: Classes taught entirely at Concordia University-Portland.

Accelerated Online: Classes taught 100% online. MEd programs complete in 1 year. EdD programs complete in 3 years.

Flex Online: For online students who want to go at a slower pace - MEds can be completed in 18-36 months.

Hybrid: Students take some classes online and some at Concordia University-Portland.

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Portland Campus: Classes taught entirely at Concordia University-Portland.

Accelerated Online: Classes taught 100% online. MEd programs complete in 1 year. EdD programs complete in 3 years.

Flex Online: For online students who want to go at a slower pace - MEds can be completed in 18-36 months.

Hybrid: Students take some classes online and some at Concordia University-Portland.

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100% online
100% online (no in-person field work required)
One year
Earn your MEd in one year, one class at a time, with built-in breaks
Updated curriculum
Curriculum is up-to-date and relevant
NWCCU
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Respected
Concordia is one of the most respected names in learning today
Positive career benefits
87% of our online MEd grads report positive career benefits as a result of their degree
10,000-strong alumni
10,000-strong alumni network
Satisfaction
93% of our online MEd grads say they are satisfied with their overall academic program experience

Program Goals & Objectives

Upon program completion, the health and physical educator will understand and apply the current research for advanced teaching and assessment techniques as well as curriculum development in the field of health and physical education. The candidate will also develop strategies for providing a supportive classroom culture for the diverse learning community.

Using the knowledge from current research and community partnerships, as well as best practices in the field, the candidate will assess their PreK-12 students’ health and physical education needs and motivations.

The candidate will utilize data-based knowledge to guide the PreK-12 students in designing and safely implementing fitness, health and wellness program plans.

The candidate creates appropriate health and physical education instruction that responds to the varying student motivations along with the diverse learning environment.

REQUIRED COURSES

Health & Physical Education Certificate (15-17 Credit Hours)

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS
  • EDGR 500 - Professional Planning Seminar (1)
  • EDHP 515 - Issues and Research in HPE (3)
  • EDHP 516 - Authentic & Alternative Assessment in HPE (3)
  • EDHP 517 - Innovative Curriculum in HPE (3)
  • EDHP 518 - Managing the Diverse HPE Environment (3)
  • EDHP 519 - Health Practicum (2) *
  • EDHP 520 - PE Practicum (2) * (Prerequisite: EDGR 500)

* 2 practicums required if you desire to add both Health and PE endorsements

The courses for this certificate program can be taken on campus only.

Concordia education students have a way of standing out – even to other educators. Find out what Jennifer McCalley, principal at Faubion School, has to say about what teachers educated at Concordia University bring to the classroom – and why they’re at the top of her hiring list.

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Concordia was so caring. I wasn't just a number.
MISCHELLE STAUSER, MEd in Curriculum & Instruction:
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Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education Licensure Certificate Program Length: 45 weeks

Students graduating on time: N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 45 weeks

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

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