The online Health and Physical Education Graduate Certificate at App State

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking North Carolina teacher licensure in Health and Physical Education, App State’s online graduate certificate in Health and Physical Education is your pathway to teaching licensure.

This certificate is offered through the North Carolina Residency Model program. It is designed for K-12 teacher candidates who are employed by a Local Education Agency (LEA) and in possession of a bachelor’s degree but currently do not hold an NC teaching license.

Physical education teachers who possess an enduring love of physical fitness and wellness can serve as powerful role models and motivators for today’s youth as they strive to make healthy choices and reach their full potential.

Elevate your career by changing the lives of your students and making a positive impact on their health and well-being.


  • Health education and/or physical education teacher, grades K-12

Certificate details

Program information

  • This program is asynchronous (with coursework completed on your schedule), with 1-2 courses per semester over 4 semesters.
  • All App State education programs that lead to an initial licensure or a similar credential require a Clinical Internship at a North Carolina public school. Learn more.
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Eligibility and application requirements


Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

Professional Licensure

Appalachian State programs that lead to a professional licensure or certificate are intended to prepare students for licensure or certification in North Carolina. Check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements in other states.

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