The kinesiology and health department offers two tracks in the health education minor:
Health education - P-12 teaching certification
Health education - non-certification
Those students who wish to apply for P-12 teaching certification in health education should complete the requirements for the P-12 certification track minor. They must be admitted to the teacher education program before completing “ HEA 525 Methods and Materials in Health Education (3 credits)” and “ HEA 489 Field Experiences in Health Education (1 credit).” Only those undergraduate students who are seeking a major in another education certification area may complete this minor track. Those who have already earned a teaching certificate in another content area may pursue the health education certification as postbaccalaureate students.
It is highly recommended that students who are majoring in physical education also complete the health education P-12 certification minor program. Most school districts hire physical education teachers who are also certified to teach health education. Students in this program must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and receive a C or better in all program courses.
Those students who are interested in the area of health are encouraged to complete the health education minor program.