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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. The courses for this program are offered on campus in Portland, Oregon.
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.
* 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.