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School Health Education - B.S.E.

Promote healthy habits and behaviors with the School Health Education B.S.E. program. Learn to design and implement effective health education programs for K-12 students through a blend of classroom instruction and practical experience.

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Program Description

Full 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.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission to this major is selective. 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 requirement at the time of admission for this major will be admitted to the EHHS General non-degree program until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750. They may then submit a change of program to declare this major.

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.

International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning a minimum 71 TOEFL iBT score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 47 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive English Program. For more information on international admission visit the admissions website for international students.

Current Kent State and Transfer Students: Active Kent State students who wish to change their major must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and meet all admission criteria listed above to be admitted. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.

Learning Outcomes

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, and 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.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA; minimum C grade in all courses)
HED 11570PERSONAL HEALTH 3
HED 21030INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HED 21050HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES 3
HED 30000TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 13
HED 32530DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HED 32542METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC) 15
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 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition (minimum C grade)6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)6
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Additional Requirements or Concentration
Choose from the following:42-79
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120-157
1

Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

Additional Requirements for Students Not Declaring a Concentration

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
HED 11590COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION (min C grade)3
HED 42392STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH EDUCATION (ELR) 19
HED 49525INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
PWS 10035LIFETIME FITNESS (min C grade)2
Health Education Electives, choose from the following (min C grade):8
HED 32575
CONSUMER HEALTH
HED 34060
SMALL GROUP PROCESS
HED 42575
HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
HED 44025
WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
HED 46052
STRESS: RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT
HED 46057
ADVANCED HUMAN SEXUALITY
HED 47070
AIDS: ISSUES, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) (min C grade)3
ETEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
ETEC 47427TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING (min C grade)3
or ETEC 47400 TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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
1

Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

Health and Physical Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ATTR/EXSC 25057HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) (min C grade) 14
EHHS 49592STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ELR) 210
HED 49525INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
PESP 15010INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FITNESS AND SPORT (min C grade)3
PESP 15011DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF INVASION GAMES (min C grade)3
PESP 15015DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NET GAMES (min C grade)3
PESP 15016DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF TARGET AND FIELD GAMES (min C grade)3
PESP 15020FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT, GYMNASTICS AND DANCE (min C grade)3
PESP 25025TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (min C grade) 23
PESP 25026OVERVIEW OF OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PESP 25033LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (min C grade)3
PESP 25056ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT (min C grade)3
PESP 35020FITNESS EDUCATION (min C grade)3
PESP 35084MOTOR SKILL ANALYSIS (min C grade)3
PESP 45037ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (min C grade) 23
PESP 45051ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS (min C grade) 23
PESP 45053ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT (min C grade) 23
PESP 45058SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS (min C grade) 23
PESP 45059SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT (min C grade) 23
PESP 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 Activity, Wellness and Sport (PWS) Electives, choose from the following (min C grade):2
PWS 10020
DEVELOPMENT AND CONDITIONING
PWS 10036
FITNESS WALKING
PWS 10306
JOGGING
PWS 10403
BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE
PWS 10413
LATIN SOCIAL DANCE
PWS 11426
VARSITY SPORT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
PWS 11604
BEGINNING KARATE
PWS 11633
JU JITSU
PWS 11634
SELF-DEFENSE
PWS 11663
BEGINNING YOGA
PWS 11664
PILATES
PWS 11665
ZUMBA
PWS 11666
BEGINNING SPINNING
PWS 11667
BOOT CAMP I
PWS 11673
INTERMEDIATE YOGA
PWS 11674
INTERMEDIATE PILATES
PWS 11675
ZUMBA TONING
PWS 12324
WEIGHT TRAINING
PWS 12325
WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING
PWS 12424
EXERCISE AND WEIGHT CONTROL
PWS 12425
NAUTILUS EXERCISES
PWS 13003
DANCE EXERCISE
PWS 13010
JUDO-JUJITSU
PWS 13016
CYCLING
PWS 13040
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
1

Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010 may use that course in place of ATTR 25057/EXSC 25057

2

Teacher candidates are only permitted to repeat a field experience course once. Please see Repeating Field Experience Courses in Teacher Education Programs policy for details.

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.

Progression Requirements

Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study.

To manage enrollment and deliver high-quality programs, the faculty will select the most qualified applicants for admission based upon evaluation of  academic success (overall GPA1) at Kent State University; non-academic criteria; and other specific program criteria.

Please be aware that reapplication may be necessary if postponing advanced study coursework or if withdrawn for one year or more.

1

Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for advanced study and professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen or transfer GPA for transfer students.

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.
Roadmaps

Roadmaps

School Health Education (No 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
!COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!HED 11590 COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!HED 11570 PERSONAL HEALTH 3
!PHIL 11001
or PHIL 21001
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (DIVG) (KHUM)
or INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)
3
!PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PWS 10035 LIFETIME FITNESS 2
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 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 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
ETEC 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 30000 TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3
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
 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
ETEC 47427
or ETEC 47400
TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING
or TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
3
Health Education (HED) Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 42392 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
PESP 15010 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FITNESS AND SPORT 3
PESP 15020 FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT, GYMNASTICS AND DANCE 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
PESP 15015 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NET GAMES 3
PESP 25026 OVERVIEW OF OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND ADVENTURE EDUCATION 3
!Physical Activity, Wellness and Sport (PWS) Elective 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
HED 21030 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION 3
PESP 15011 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF INVASION GAMES 3
PESP 15016 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF TARGET AND FIELD GAMES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
HED 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
PESP 25056 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Physical Activity, Wellness and Sport (PWS) Electives 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by the end of term; minimum 2.750 major GPA  
ATTR 25057
or EXSC 25057
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
4
HED 21050 HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES 3
PESP 25033 LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 3
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
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  
HED 30000 TEACHING HEALTH TO YOUNG LEARNERS 3
HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
HED 34050 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION 3
PESP 25025 TEACHING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
PESP 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
PESP 35020 FITNESS EDUCATION 3
SPAD 35065 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Eight
Requirement: apply for student teaching; minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
HED 44543 ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS 3
HED 44544 SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
HED 44550 DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 3
PESP 45058 SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
PESP 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
PESP 45037 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
!PESP 45051 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
!PESP 45053 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Ten
Requirement: minimum 2.750 major GPA; minimum 2.750 overall GPA  
EHHS 49592 STUDENT TEACHING IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ELR) 10
!HED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
!PESP 49525 INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:157
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Education teachers, postsecondary

4.8%

about as fast as the average

77,300

number of jobs

$65,440

potential earnings

Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.6%

about as fast as the average

627,100

number of jobs

$60,810

potential earnings

Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

3.8%

about as fast as the average

1,050,800

number of jobs

$62,870

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.