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Health Education B.S.Ed.

Minimum required credits to graduate with this degree: 131

Health is an ever-changing condition of well being, influenced by intellectual, occupational, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual factors. Students will enjoy experiences that encourage and facilitate the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles as they prepare to teach others about healthy living.

The Health/Health Education programs prepares students to establish a broad foundation which can enter into many facets of the field of health, teach health in schools, or further your education at the graduate level.

Health Education majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111.  Additional requirements to the major include (BIOL 111, BIOL 111L or BIOL 150, BIOL 150L), BIOL 220, BIOL 220L, HPER 100, HPER 200, HPER 210 and SOC 110. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1:Through the demonstration and application of discipline specific concepts, HPER students will serve as advocates for fitness.
  • SLO 2: HPER students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline specific population.
  • SLO 3:  HPER students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline specific population engagement and learning.
  • SLO 4: HPER students will assess individual understanding of discipline specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement.

Secondary Professional Education SLO's and Requirements

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program


Core Courses

BIOL 221Anatomy & Physiology II


BIOL 221LAnatomy & Physiology II Lab


HPER 217Personal & Community Health


HPER 222Nutrition


HPER 310Foundations and History of Health, Physical Education, and Sports


HPER 332Comprehensive Health Education For K-12


HPER 340Modern Issues and Materials In Health


HPER 368Principles of Conditioning


HPER 402Exercise Physiology


HPER 476S-AComprehensive Review/Exam - Health Education


PSYC 450Health Psychology


Select one of the following courses:

AH 341Epidemiology in Exercise and Health


SOC 355Drugs and Society


SOC 335Marriage And The Family


*Minor required


A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 where a “B” is required.