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Physical Education

NYSED Content Areas: Sports Medicine, Health, Safety Education, Sports Science, Recreation, Sports Administration, Dance

Stony Brook University has found that the courses listed below have met the NYSED requirements in the past; however, this DOES NOT GUARANTEE that these courses will continue to meet this requirement in the future. When in doubt, please check with NYSED prior to registration for any course to determine its acceptability.

New York State Education Department Contact Information

Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department (NYSED)
Albany, NY 12234
Telephone: 518.474.3901


CEP 500 Sport and Society *
CEP 502 Principles of Coaching*
CEP 507 Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education*
CEP 508 The Concepts of Leisure, Play, and Recreation in America*
CEP 513 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching I: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries *
CEP 514 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching II: The Study of Human Movement*
CEP 517 Psychology of Sport*
CEP 518 Exercise and Nutrition *

*Denotes course that is regularly offered online.

Note: If you have taken a course that is no longer listed above, please submit a NYSED Graduate Course Verification Form (PDF) to the appropriate academic department chairperson to verify that the course meets graduate-level content requirements (include a self-addressed stamped envelope). Once you have received the signed form, submit it to NYSED for final approval. Be sure to keep copies of all documentation and correspondence.

Because NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives is the final authority, Stony Brook University cannot guarantee that NYSED will accept any particular course, even if it has been approved by an academic department. 

The information contained on this page was valid as of 2/13/2017.

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. Students should keep in mind that degree requirements are  separate and distinct from requirements for teacher/administrator certification and resulting initial and/or professional licenses.  Each student is responsible for reviewing, understanding and adhering to his/her certification requirements.   For further information, visit NYSED at

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