School Health Education - B.S.E.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in School Health Education prepares individuals to teach health education in the schools. Graduates are eligible to pursue the state's multi-age licensure. Students complete a variety of field experiences and a culminating student teaching experience.

The Health and Physical Education optional concentration allows students to seek Ohio teacher licensure in both health education and physical education. The program is designed to be completed in five years and can allow students to satisfy up to 12 credit hours of program requirements with graduate courses.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Additional Requirement for the Major: For admissions, the College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study and the professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen, or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study and professional phase.

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.750 high school GPA. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll into EHHS General until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750.

Students are accepted into a teacher licensure program by transfer if they have achieved a minimum 2.750 GPA in previous college coursework. They must meet with an academic advisor in 304 White Hall as soon as possible to review specific requirements for admission to advanced study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Analyze factors affecting the successful implementation of health education and Coordinated School Health (CSH); select media and resources best suited to implement plans for diverse learners; exhibit competence in carrying out planned programs; and monitor educational programs, adjusting objectives and instructional strategies as necessary.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of CSH; develop plans to assess student achievement of program objectives; carry out evaluation plans; interpret results of program evaluation; and infer implications of evaluation findings for future programs.
  3. Coordinate provision of health education programs and services and develop a plan for comprehensive school health education with other components of a school health program; demonstrate the dispositions and skills to facilitate cooperation among health educators, other teachers and appropriate school staff; formulate practical modes of collaboration among health educators in all settings and other school and community health professionals; and organize professional development programs for teachers, other school personnel, community members and other interested individuals.
  4. Utilize computerized health information retrieval systems effectively; establish effective consultative relationships with those requesting assistance in solving health-related problems; interpret and respond to requests for health information; and select effective educational resource materials for dissemination.
  5. Communicate health information needs, concerns, and resources; interpret concepts, purposes, and theories of health education; predict the impact of social value systems on health education programs; select a variety of communication methods and techniques in providing health information; and foster communication between health care providers and consumers.
  6. Obtain health-related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests of students; distinguish between the behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being; and determine health education needs based on observed and obtained data.
  7. Recruit school and community representatives to support and assist in program planning; develop a logical scope and sequence plan for a health education program; formulate appropriate and measurable learner objectives; and design educational strategies consistent with specified learner objectives.
  8. Communicate and advocate for health and school health education by: analyzing and responding to factors that impact current and future needs in comprehensive school health education, applying a variety of communication methods and techniques, advocating for school health education and demonstrating professionalism.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA; minimum C grade in all courses)
HED 11570PERSONAL HEALTH 3
HED 20000TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3
HED 21030INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HED 21050HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES 3
HED 32530DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HED 32542METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC) 5
HED 32544HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
HED 34050PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HED 42041HEALTH COACHING 3
HED 44543ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS 3
HED 44544SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 44550DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CI 47330READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD (min C grade)3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) (min C grade)3
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
NUTR 23511SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) (min C grade)3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) (min C grade)3
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade)6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)6
Kent Core Social Science (must be from two disciplines)3
Additional Requirements or Concentration
Choose from the following:42-79
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120-157

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.750 2.750
  • Students in the Health Physical Education concentration must provide evidence of certification in First Aid, CPR and minimum equivalence to level 5 competency in Red Cross Swimming.
 

Additional Major Requirements

[EH-BS-SHED]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
HED 11590COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (min C grade)3
HED 42358STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH EDUCATION (ELR) 9
HED 49525INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
PEB 10035LIFETIME FITNESS (min C grade)2
Health Education Electives, choose from the following (min C grade):8
CONSUMER HEALTH
SMALL GROUP PROCESS
HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
STRESS: RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED HUMAN SEXUALITY
AIDS: ISSUES, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION (ELR)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) (min C grade)3
ITEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
ITEC 47427TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING (min C grade)3
or ITEC 47430 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION
PHIL 11001INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (DIVG) (KHUM) (min C grade)3
or PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)
PSYC 20651CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) (min C grade)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences Laboratory1
General Elective1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:42

Health and Physical Education Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-SHED-HPE]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ATTR/EXSC 25057HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade) 13
EDUC 49526STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ELR) 10
HED 49525INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
PEP 15010INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FITNESS AND SPORT (min C grade)3
PEP 15011DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF INVASION GAMES (min C grade)3
PEP 15015DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NET GAMES (min C grade)3
PEP 15016DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF TARGET AND FIELD GAMES (min C grade)3
PEP 15020FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT, GYMNASTICS AND DANCE (min C grade)3
PEP 25025TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PEP 25026OVERVIEW OF OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PEP 25033LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (min C grade)3
PEP 25056ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT (min C grade)3
PEP 35020FITNESS EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PEP 35084MOTOR SKILL ANALYSIS (min C grade)3
PEP 45037ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PEP 45051ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS (min C grade)3
PEP 45053ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT (min C grade)3
PEP 45058SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS (min C grade)3
PEP 45059SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT (min C grade)3
PEP 49525INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (min C grade)3
SPAD 35065HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC) (min C grade)3
Physical Education Basic (PEB) Electives, choose from the following (min C grade):3
DEVELOPMENT AND CONDITIONING
FITNESS WALKING
JOGGING
BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE
LATIN SOCIAL DANCE
VARSITY SPORT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
BEGINNING KARATE
JU JITSU
SELF-DEFENSE
BEGINNING YOGA
PILATES
ZUMBA
BEGINNING SPINNING
BOOT CAMP I
INTERMEDIATE YOGA
INTERMEDIATE PILATES
ZUMBA TONING
WEIGHT TRAINING
WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING
EXERCISE AND WEIGHT CONTROL
NAUTILUS EXERCISES
DANCE EXERCISE
JUDO-JUJITSU
CYCLING
CARDIO KICKBOXING
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)3
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:79
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Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010 may use that course in place of ATTR 25057/EXSC 25057

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmaps

 

School Health Education

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!HED 11590 COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
Requirement: successful completion of Praxis Core Reading (score 156), Writing (score 162) and Mathematics (score 150)  
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!HED 11570 PERSONAL HEALTH 3
PEB 10035 LIFETIME FITNESS 2
!PHIL 11001
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (DIVG) (KHUM)
or INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)
3
!PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term; minimum 2.750 major GPA  
!BSCI 10001 HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
HED 21030 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION 3
!PSYC 20651 CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: apply online for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term; 2.750 minimum overall GPA; minimum 2.750 major GPA  
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HED 20000 TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3
HED 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
Kent Core Requirement 1
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 21050 HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES 3
!HED 32542 METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC) 5
ITEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
NUTR 23511 SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
Health Education (HED) Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
Requirement: apply for student teaching; minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 34050 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HED 44543 ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS 3
HED 44544 SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 44550 DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
HED 42041 HEALTH COACHING 3
ITEC 47427
TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
or COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION
3
Health Education (HED) Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 42358 STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH EDUCATION (ELR) 9
!HED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Health and Physical Education Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!HED 11570 PERSONAL HEALTH 3
!PEP 15010 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FITNESS AND SPORT 3
!PEP 15020 FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT, GYMNASTICS AND DANCE 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
Requirement: successful completion of Praxis Core Reading (score 156), Writing (score 162) and Mathematics (score 150)  
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!PEP 15015 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NET GAMES 3
PEP 25026 OVERVIEW OF OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION 3
!Physical Education Basic (PEB) Elective 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
HED 21030 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION 3
!PEP 15011 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF INVASION GAMES 3
!PEP 15016 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF TARGET AND FIELD GAMES 3
PEP 25056 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HED 20000 TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Physical Education Basic (PEB) Electivess 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term; minimum 2.750 major GPA  
!ATTR 25057
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
3
HED 21050 HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES 3
PEP 25033 LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
Requirement: apply online for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term; 2.750 minimum overall GPA; minimum 2.750 major GPA  
!PEP 25025 TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
HED 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
HED 44543 ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS 3
PEP 35084 MOTOR SKILL ANALYSIS 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!HED 32542 METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC) 5
HED 42041 HEALTH COACHING 3
PEP 35020 FITNESS EDUCATION 3
SPAD 35065 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC) 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Eight
Requirement: apply for student teaching; minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 34050 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HED 44544 SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 44550 DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
!PEP 45058 SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
!PEP 45059 SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Nine
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
CI 47330 READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD 3
NUTR 23511 SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
PEP 45037 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
!PEP 45051 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
!PEP 45053 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Ten
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
!EDUC 49526 STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ELR) 10
!HED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
!PEP 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:157