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2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog 
2024-2025 Springfield College Catalog

Health Education for Schools and Communities, PBC

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Program Description

The Certificate in Health Education for Schools and Communities provides advanced academic study in the fields of school health and community health, and is designed for current health educators, physical educators, and community and public health educators who want to learn best practices for teaching health education. Aspiring school, community and public health educators will benefit from this certificate as well, as all students in the program learn to apply educational theory, and the latest research to improve teaching skills, implement social and emotional learning, enhance student performance, and/or transition to school leadership roles.

The Certificate in Health Education for Schools and Communities is delivered in a 100% online, asynchronous format, and can be finished in as few as 2-3 semesters, or as many as 6 semesters, depending on student desire for completion. The certificate consists of a mix of required and elective courses consisting of 16 credit hours. Courses in this program provide graduate students and working professionals the skills and training to implement health education and social and emotional education based on state performance indicators and the National Health Education Standards. Students obtain a wide range of skills, including how to examine and evaluate emerging research, create appropriate educational curricula, establish inclusive learning environments for all students, foster educational partnerships with families and communities, and respond to achievement gaps caused by institutional racism and societal inequities.

Program Highlights

Degree: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

Required Credits: 16

School: School of Physical Education, Performance and Sports Leadership

Department: Physical Education and Health Education

Modality: Online

Locations: Online Campus

Website: https://springfield.edu/programs/health-education-schools-and-communities

I. Degree Requirements (16 credits)

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