The Health & Physical Education concentration is designed to enable the post-baccalaureate student to be better prepared to become an educational leader in the profession. Course work has been carefully designed to provide the already licensed teacher with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health and physical education curriculum.
You will receive a solid foundation in current trends in the discipline, utilize research effectively, and be able to implement the new knowledge and skills immediately. Program requirements include partnering with an area school or community to submit a grant that could impact student health and wellness.
A six-credit internship will provide an opportunity to pursue an area of interest in a local school or community setting. Internship options include community health, health education, physical education, or adapted physical education (working with children with special needs in physical education). The health issues in the area surrounding Farmville are well documented. The benefit of these internships to the immediate area will be significant. To have an additional health and/or physical education teacher in a school or community setting provides interns who will be responsible for offering more opportunities for children and adults as well as implementing new programs or grants.
Graduate students who elect to pursue the adapted physical education internship will meet all requirements to register for the national examination to become a Certified Adapted Physical Education specialist.
The health issues in the area surrounding Farmville are well documented. The benefit of these internships to the immediate area will be significant. To have an additional health and/or physical education teacher in a school will be of great benefit as the interns will be responsible for providing more opportunities for children as well as possibly implement new programs or grants.
This master's degree is structured to permit the graduate student to complete the entire program in one calendar year (a summer session and two semesters). In addition, part-time students are welcome and flexibility allows completion of the program beyond the one calendar year.
Successful completion meets current eligibility requirements for the Virginia Postgraduate Professional License.