RSC Health Education students in the classroom

Program Distinctions

Our School Health Education master’s program will allow you to actively improve your own health as you educate and motivate students to do the same.

  • Our School Health Education master’s program is the only program of its kind within a 120-mile radius of our campuses in Troy and Albany, New York.
  • Our 4+1 program allows graduates from our B.S. in Physical Education program to complete this M.S. in Health Education in just one year.
  • Small class sizes allow for personal attention and support.
  • This health education degree is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation. Graduates are recognized as having completed a program that meets the highest standards.

Program Objectives

In this program, you’ll learn:

  • How to plan and implement effective health education lesson plans for the classroom and online
  • How to deliver dynamic presentations in schools and community settings
  • About issues that impact our health and well-being
  • How to change health behaviors in a positive direction
  • How to make stress an ally in your personal and professional life

You’ll participate in two seven-week long student-teaching experiences as part of this program.

There is also a seven-week, 50-hour student teaching experience for students who are already initially certified. (Students who take this program are seeking an additional teaching certification in school health education.)

Easily Apply

Rolling admission, so apply anytime, and begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One- to two-page career goals essay
  • GRE scores are not required
Personal advising, experienced faculty

Faculty are experts who work in the field, coming from area public schools and community health agencies as well as Sage’s Esteves School of Education.

Careers with a Health Education Master’s

Individuals with a Health Education master’s degree become health teachers at elementary schools and high schools and in community settings.

Recent graduates have been hired as teachers at an elementary school in Vermont and at schools throughout New York state, and as a program manager at the New York State Department of Education.

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