WELCOME TO HEALTH EDUCATION
The Health Education major leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Health Education. Successful completion of the degree and licensure requirements will result in an Ohio Teaching Licensure in Health Education, kindergarten to grade 12.
Health education is a learning process which enables people, as individuals and as members of society, to voluntarily make decisions, modify behaviors, and change social structures in ways that are health enhancing. Coursework in this major includes health-related content; educational theory in curriculum, instruction, and assessment; pedagogy, and technology. Practical field experiences and student teaching occur in the program in suburban, rural, and urban schools.
Graduates of this licensure program may teach health education in schools, K-12. Because schools are linked to communities, health educators may be hired to do school-community coordinating work for child and youth before, during, and after school in collaboration with other health and education professionals. Some graduates have entered careers in community health organizations, work site wellness programs, and/or clinical health promotion settings. This degree also serves as a foundation for graduate study at many universities.