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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. The program integrates classroom and experiential community-based learning throughout 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 all ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, 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 components. 

Professional Education Courses

Students may enroll in the 300-level professional education courses before being formally admitted to the School of Education (SOE). Prior to enrolling in the 400-level courses, students must complete the application for admission to the SOE; attain a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average overall in their course work, education courses, and teaching specialty courses; and pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators exam(s). Requirements for admission to the SOE are available at www.ndsu.edu/ted.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culmination of the teaching program. Students have the opportunity to apply skills acquired in college courses under the supervision of an experienced health educator. 

Student Advisement

Students will be assigned individual advisors who will work closely in program planning and in other ways to advise and assist them. Students are encouraged to seek their advisors' help whenever needed. 

Certification

Upon completing this program, students are eligible for certification to teach health in most states. The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

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 programming, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. 

Double Major – It is recommended that health education students obtain a degree enhancement through 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. Advisors can provide additional information about other complementary majors or minors. 

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 and not an official curriculum. Actual student schedules for each semester will vary depending on start year, education 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 an individual 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 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

6

Electives

6

 

15

 

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 PLT (grades 7-12) Exam

 

 

Complete Subject Area Assessment Exam

 

 

 

15

 

13

Total Credits: 120

*

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

Note:

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


College of Human Sciences and Education
NDSU Dept 2600,
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Dept Phone: (701) 231-8211
Dept Website: www.ndsu.edu/hse

or

Health Education
NDSU Dept 2620
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Dept Phone: (701) 231-7921
Dept Website: www.ndsu.edu/education

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