B.S. Degree in Health Education

B.S. Degree in Health Education

To receive the B.S. Degree in Health Education, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or higher is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits) and Secondary Teaching Licensure Education requirements (36 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Health education teachers will assess individual and community needs for health education.
  • Health education teachers plan effective health education programs.
  • Health education teachers implement health education programs.
  • Health education teachers evaluate the effectiveness of coordinated school health programs.
  • Health education teachers coordinate provision of health education programs and services.
  • Health education teachers act as a resource person in health eduction.
  • Health education teachers communicate health and health education needs, concerns, and resources.

Core Requirements ( 60 credits )

In addition to the health courses listed below, students must fulfill 36 credits of teacher licensure requirements.

HLTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLTH 125 First Aid and CPR (2)
HLTH 305 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
HLTH 327 Safety Education and Consumer Protection (3)
HLTH 330 Disease Prevention (2)
HLTH 335 Health Education and the Middle Level Adolescent (3)
HLTH 340 Health Methods and Materials (3)
HLTH 412 Education for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS (3)
HLTH 465 Coordinated School Health Programs (2)
Total: 24 credits

Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
(12 credits of Student Teaching required effective 2016)

AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
ED 498 The Professional Teacher in the Classroom (3)
*ED 498 replaced ED 398 and ED 443S in 2016
ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas (3)
ED 461S Student Teaching: Secondary (12) or
ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary (6) and
EECE 480E Student Teaching: Elementary (6) or
ED 461V Student Teaching: Secondary/K-12 (12)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
Total: 36 credits

Related Requirements ( 18 credits )

Courses in the following areas: Athletic Training, Biology, Community Health, Health Service Administration, Physical Education, Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology (Suggested courses are listed).

AT 220 Care and Prevention of Injuries & Illnesses (3)
BIOL 100 Issues in Human Biology (3)
BIOL 104 Human Biology (3)
BIOL 109 Biology Today (3)
COMH 200 Introduction to Health Promotion and Public Health (2)
COMH 315 Health Agencies and Services (3)
COMH 418 Global Health Issues (3)
HSAD 326 Epidemiology (3)
PE 321 Human Physiology (3)
PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 120 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 320 Sociology of the Family (3)