Physical Education (Online)
The demanding schedules of physical education teachers and coaches can make pursuing a master’s degree a challenge. An online master’s program offers the flexibility and convenience to balance work, family and your continuing education.
There are two separate paths, each with their own curriculum and outcomes:
Path 1, Physical Education - Professional Certification: The program is designed for students with initial New York State certification in Physical Education who must meet the state requirements for professional certification.
> Only NYS certified, or pending certification, Physical Education teachers are eligible for this path
Path 2, Physical Education & Athletics: This program is designed for students with an interest in teaching physical education, physical activity, or coaching. If you do not have teaching certification, please check with your State Education department first to see if this program meets your needs.
> This path does not lead to teaching certification, if you are seeking NYS certification through an approved program, please see our on-campus master's degree
Additionally, a number of health courses are offered so that you can apply the health knowledge to a future job or use the health credits for health teaching certification through your state. You will complete an electronic portfolio as a culmination of your degree including a mission statement, resume, sample lesson plans, and assignments associated with the program.
In both paths, you will research cutting edge topics in physical education instruction and learn to apply them to a physical education classroom setting. Coursework does not repeat information from undergraduate learning, but rather extends your study to the next level of learning.
While the program does not provide health education certification directly, you can take your undergraduate and graduate health credits to your respective state for health certification approval. You will complete a physical education electronic portfolio as a culmination of your degree including a mission statement, resume, sample lesson plans, and assignments associated with the program.
Canisius College's online graduate programs in education are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the best in the nation. The rankings are based on five general categories: student engagement, student services and technology, admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.