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Health Education

The health education major is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of school health education through the development of dispositions, knowledge and skills. To earn a degree, each student must complete the core requirements listed, then may choose courses that prepare for practice in the public school setting. The program integrates classroom and experiential community-based learning in many of its courses.

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The Program

The health education program emphasizes a student-centered approach to teaching health, emphasizing skills based learning to promote health literacy for all individual students.

Upon completion of the health education major, students will be knowledgeable with planning, implementing, administering and managing of all ten areas of the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child Model. Health education majors will learn how to evaluate and assess needs for health education, plan and implement quality curriculum and lessons and communicate and advocate for health and health education through all ten content areas.

Students must earn the designated grade for all core health education courses and must maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to stay in full-standing in the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in health education find career opportunities teaching in public or private educational settings, teaching health education in a variety of settings, including community programing, nonprofit organizations and private businesses.

Double Major – It is recommended that health education students obtain a degree enhancement through licensing, certification, a minor or double major. The health education curriculum has been structured to allow students to obtain a physical education major during the same four year time frame.

Physical Education Major – For further information about the physical education major, please refer to the Physical Education fact sheet.

Health Education Plan of Study

Please note this is a sample plan of study; actual student schedules will vary depending on start year, individual goals, applicable transfer credit, and course availability. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a regular basis to review degree progress and customize their own plan of study.

Freshman

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

ENGL 110 College Composition I

4

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

HNES 110 Introduction to Health and Physical Education*

3

ENGL 120 College Composition II

3

Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts

3

HDFS 135 Family Science

3

PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology

3

Gen Ed Quantitative Reasoning

3

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

3

 

16

 

15

Sophomore

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

EDUC 321 Introduction to Teaching

3

HNES 200 or 250 Principles of Nutrition or Nutrition Science*

3

EDUC 322 Educational Psychology

3

HNES 217 Personal and Community Health*

3

Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts

3

HNES 341 Psychosocial Aspects of Health

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology with lab

4

PSYC 210 Human Sexuality

3

Electives

3

PSYC 250 or HDFS 230 Developmental Psychology or Life
     Span Development

3

Complete Praxis Core Academic Skills Exam

 

Apply to the School of Education

 

 

16

 

15

Junior

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

HNES 367 Principles of Conditioning*

3

EDUC 489 Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds

3

PSYC 212 Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse

3

HNES 345 Materials and Concepts of Health Education*

3

Gen Ed Science & Technology

3

ENGL 358 Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

3

Electives

7

Electives

6

 

16

 

15

Senior

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

EDUC 451 Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment

3

EDUC 485 Student Teaching Seminar

1

EDUC 481 (HE Section) Classroom Practice Methods of
     Teaching I

3

EDUC 487 Student Teaching

9

EDUC 486 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 488 Applied Student Teaching

3

HD&E 320 Professional Issues

1

 

Electives

5

 

Apply for Student Teaching

 

 

Complete Praxis PLT Exam

 

 

Complete Praxis II Content Exam

 

 

 

15

 

13

Total Credits: 121

*

Students must earn a "B" or better in all courses identified with an asterisk (*).    

**

 Minimum 133 total credits for double major

***

Global Perspectives and Diversity requirements can be obtained through careful selection of Humanities/Fine Arts and/or Science/Technology categories.

View NDSU equivalencies of transfer courses at: www.ndsu.edu/transfer/equivalencies

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Contact Information

Robert Dirk, Academic Advisor
College of Human Development and Education
North Dakota State University
Dept #2600, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-9848 / Fax: (701) 231-7174
Email: Robert.A.Dirk@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/hnes/health_education/

or

Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
North Dakota State University
Dept #2620, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-9613
Web: www.ndsu.edu/hnes/health_education/

Office of Admission
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Web: www.ndsu.edu/admission/

 

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