The health education program prepares students to explain wellness as it relates to the health content areas and identify the connection between health education and societal issues. In addition, students will learn exceptional teaching strategies, such as skills based learning, selection and design of assessment strategies, and understanding individual learning styles.
Students who choose to complete the dual certification must fulfill the required coursework in physical education, as well as additional course work in health education.
Candidates for the Master of Arts in school health education should have an undergraduate background in health or health-related areas. When candidates have degrees in other areas, they may be required as part of the program to complete course work in addition to the requirements of the graduate program: human biology (anatomy and physiology), health-related courses, and education courses.
» View the M.A. in Health Education plan of study
(For students who already have initial teacher certification in health education)
» View the M.A. in Health Education (GATE) plan of study
(For students without prior certification)