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BS in Physical and Health Education

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

CAEP

  • 5 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
By studying physical education and health education, you’ll gain the tools and confidence to encourage healthful living and prevent, reduce and defer risky behaviors in children of all ages.
  • Adelphi’s 4 1 pathway is the perfect option for aspiring educators who want a clear, efficient and affordable path to certification. You’ll graduate with a BS in Physical Education after four years, then spend one additional year earning your MA in Health Education. (Earning these degrees separately would require at least six years of schooling.)
  • Benefit from the continuity and cohesiveness of a combined undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
  • After completing this 4 1 program, you’ll be eligible for the NYS Pre-K–12 teacher certification in physical education and health education, which allows you to teach physical education and health education in public, charter or private schools anywhere in the state.
  • Many school districts in New York state and elsewhere now require candidates to be certified in physical education and health education. With both certifications as well as substantive field experience on your résumé, you will be an attractive candidate for any school district.
  • Our physical education and health education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • December 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5
  • Academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)
  • 4 1 Program in Physical Education: Teaching, B.S. & Health Education: Teaching, M.A.
  • NY State Program Code: 23164 (B.S. Physical Education)
  • HEGIS Code: 0835.00
  • CIP Code: 13.1314
  • NY State Program Code: 39800 (M.A. Health Education)
  • HEGIS Code: 0837.00
  • CIP Code: 13.1307
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Credits Required for Major: 63 B.S. in PE/ 34 M.A. in HED
  • Credits Required to Graduate: 120 B.S. in PE/ 22 Additional M.A. in HED
  • The 4 1 Physical Education and Health Education program prepares students for New York State Teacher Certification for Physical Education and Health Education for grades Pre-K to 12. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop, teach and promote healthy lifestyles, risk reduction and health advocacy. Multiple, age appropriate strategies are learned and practiced by students in their courses and field experiences. The program prepares students to promote healthful living and to prevent, reduce and defer risky behaviors for grades Pre-K to 12.

General Education

  • All students must satisfy the University’s requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major. Students Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement.
  • Physical Education Content Core (40 credits)
  • PED (0852) 100 - Principles of Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 290 - Technology in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 315 - Motor Development Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 340 - Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • ESC (0854) 361 - Kinesiology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 375 - Social Issues in Physical Education and Sports Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 380 - Phys Ed in The Elementary School Credits: 3.00hrs
  • ESC (0854) 463 - Physiology of Exercise (Lecture and Lab) Credits: 3.00 or BIO (0105) 463 - Physiology of Exercise (Lecture and Lab) Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 469 - Adapted Physical Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 509 - Hth Related Fitness Ed Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 488 - Practicum in Teaching Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 493 - Practicum II-Physical Education Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 525 - Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 553 - Mind/Body Dimensions in Health Credits: 3.00

Physical Education Electives (5 variable credits)

  • PED (0852) 167 - First Aid and Injury Control Credits: 3.00hrs
  • ESC (0854) 288 - Sports Medicine Credits: 3.00
  • PED (0852) 544 - Organization & Administration Of Youth Sport Programs Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 580 - Special Topics Credits: 3.00 S/T: Sport Based Youth Development
  • PED (0852) 680 - Special Topics: Advanced Topics in Physical Education Credits: 3.00 S/T: National Issues PE 
  • PED (0852) 490 - Special Topics Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 120 - Conditioning And Weight Control Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 121 - Fitness Fundamentals I Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 130 - Beginning Karate Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 200 - Special Topics: Phys Ed Activity Elective Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 220 - Cross Training for Health and Fitness Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 225 - Introduction to Strength Training Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 227 - Advanced Resistance Exercise Training Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 228 - Fitness Fundamentals II Credits: 1.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 224 - Personal Fitness Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 491 - Independent Study Credits: 1.00 to 6.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 581 - Special Topics Credits: 2.00 S/T: Exercise Leadership or S/T: Outdoor Education
  • PED (0852) 543 - Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 271 - Sport Fundamentals Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PES (0853) 422 - Yoga Credits: 2.00
  • HED (0834) 372 - Human Sexuality Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 373 - Essentials of Healthful Living Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 205 - Nutrition for Healthful Living Credits: 3.00hrs

Physical Education Methodology (12 required credits)

  • PED (0852) 237 - Fundamental Movement and Games Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 245 - Invasion Games I Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 246 - Invasion Games II Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 247 - Net and Racquet Sports Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 250 - Lifetime Activities Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PED (0852) 285 - Rhythms and Fitness Activities Credits: 2.00hrs

Other Core Requirements (14 credits)

  • BIO (0105) 203 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 204 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I I Credits: 4.00hrs
  • SOC (0170) 345 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 507 - Youth and Violence Credits: 3.00hrs

Education (Pedagogical) Core (9 credits)

  • PIA (0501) 114 - Lifespan Development for Non-Majors Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 116 - Adolescent Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • EST (0836) 304 - Community, Schools and Society Credits: 3.00hrs
  • ELY (0802) 530 - Literacy for Physical and Health Educators Credits: 3.00hrs

Student Teaching (6 credits)

  • PED (0852) 536 - Student Teaching: Phys Ed Credits: 6.00hrs

MA Health Education Requirements  (25 credits)

  • HED (0834) 609 - Comprehensive Hth Ed For Sec Educators Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 551 - Contemporary Health Issues Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 557 - Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HED (0834) 552 - Research and Technology in Health Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 627 - School Health Programs and Policies Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 550 - Social & Cultural Issues in Health Education Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HED (0834) 792 - Fieldwork Internship Credits: 1.00hrs

** Note either HED 551 or HED 557 will be taken prior to year 5 leaving 22 credits remaining for the 5th year

State Teacher Certification Requirements
• Foreign or Sign Language
• Workshop: Child Abuse and Neglect* 
• Workshop: Violence Prevention*
• Workshop: Dignity for All Students Act*
• Suggest EDU 697 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training Credits: 0.00hrs
• Fingerprint Clearance
• State Exam EAS
• State exam CST for PE and HED
• State exam edTPA

*Note: • HED (0834) 507 - Youth and Violence Credits: 3.00 meets NYS Dignity for All Students Act Mandate, SAVE and Mandated Training Related to Child Abuse

Other Requirements
• Workshop: Concussion Management

Notes

  • Minimum 3.0 Major GPA required
  • Minimum C grade required in major courses for B.S. in PE and minimum of B- for M.A. HED to apply for NYS Teacher Certification
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 
  • Spring 2022 $6,295 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC)
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway.
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) 
  • Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365
  •  Summer 2022 $700

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