Physical Education/Health Education Accelerated Degree Program

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This accelerated degree program enables students to complete their bachelors in physical education and masters in health education in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years. When qualified Brockport undergraduate physical education majors are admitted to this accelerated degree program, they may take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in physical education, all at the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits may apply to undergraduate and graduate degree requirements simultaneously. Upon finishing all undergraduate degree requirements and graduating in good academic standing in the combined degree program, students matriculate directly into the MSEd health education program.

Admission to the Program

Admission to this highly selective combined degree program is restricted to Brockport history students who have:

  • completed at least 60 undergraduate credits including BIO 221 and a statistics course with a grade of C or higher
  • transfer students must have completed at least 12 credits at SUNY Brockport
  • a cumulative Brockport GPA of at least 3.25
  • students must obtain a grade of a C or better in all Physical Education Professional PEP classes, BIO 221, PES 413, and all undergraduate Health Education (PBH) courses. Additionally, students must obtain a grade of a B- or higher in all graduate level courses even if they are taken while the student is still an undergraduate

Qualified students interested in this combined degree program should speak with the health education department graduate director before submitting their application. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by June 1 for fall admission, October 1 for spring admission and by March 1 for summer admission.

Application Process

All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.

  1. Determine your applicant type (Combined/Accelerated Degree)
  2. Submit the online Part 1
    1. Log into the application system using your Banner ID
    2. Select Combined/Accelerated Programs from the dropdown menu
    3. Complete required sections and submit
  3. Email initial certification and EdTPA scores to once they have been received

Program Requirements

Taking Graduate Classes as an Accelerated Degree Program Student

Once admitted to this combined degree program, undergraduate students can take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in physical education at the undergraduate tuition rate. These 12 credits can fulfill requirements for their master of education in health education once they matriculate into that program.

When accelerated degree students have fulfilled all requirements for their undergraduate major and their undergraduate degree, they may no longer take graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. Furthermore, no more than 12 graduate credits taken as undergraduates at Brockport can transfer into their graduate degree program and fulfill its course requirements.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in the Program

Accelerated degree students must maintain a minimum overall 3.25 GPA while enrolled in the combined degree program to remain in good academic standing in the program.

Students who are dismissed or choose to dematriculate from the accelerated degree program, can complete outstanding requirements for the undergraduate major and degree. If such a student subsequently applies for the graduate program, those credits may be transferred to fulfill graduate degree requirements.

Matriculation into the Graduate Program

When undergraduate students in good academic standing in this accelerated degree program graduate from Brockport, they are eligible to automatically matriculate into the master of education health education program. All Brockport graduate academic policies will then apply to them.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the following programs, students will be able to do the following.

Physical Teacher Education Program

  1. Physical education candidates demonstrate an understanding of common and specialized content, and scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery of an effective preK-12 physical education program.
  2. Physical education candidates are physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education content areas and health-enhancing levels of fitness.
  3. Physical education candidates apply content and foundational knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state and/or SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education through the effective use of resources, accommodations and/or modifications, technology and metacognitive strategies to address the diverse needs of all students.
  4. Physical education candidates engage students in meaningful learning experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills. They use communication, feedback, technology, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.
  5. Physical education candidates select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor students' progress and guide decision making related to instruction and learning.
  6. Physical education candidates demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals. They exhibit professional ethics and culturally competent practices; seek opportunities for continued professional development; and demonstrate knowledge of promotion/advocacy strategies for physical education and expanded physical activity opportunities that support the development of physically literate individuals.

School Health Education MSEd

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate content knowledge as appropriate for a health educator.
  2. Students will be able to plan effective comprehensive school health education curricula.
  3. Students will be able to implement health education instruction and programs.
  4. Students will be able to assess student learning.
  5. Students will be able to collaborate, communicate, and advocate professionally and ethically