Health Education Minor
According to the National Education Association, Health Education
is defined as “the process of providing learning experiences that
favorably influence understanding, attitudes, and behavior relating to
individual and community health.” Health is dynamic and
multi-dimensional. PEAT staff view health education from seven
dimensions – Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intelligence,
Environmental, and Spiritual. Educators attempt to heighten awareness by
focusing on attitudes and behaviors of individuals, assisting them in
developing life skills and make informed decisions regarding prevention
and behavior change.
Courses in Health Education Minor
HLED 104. Introduction and Current Health Issues. 3 cr.
Introduction to health, wellness programs in schools and the
community as well as the development of the health education
professional. Current issues of mental-emotional health, stress
management, aging and dying, disease, alcohol, and consumer health.
HLED 140. Responsible Sexuality. 3 cr.
Sexual development in America, reproduction and contraception, and
related issues, develop skills for presenting this knowledge to children
in classroom and family settings including the methodology needed to
deliver a K-12 sexuality curriculum. GDR: WLNS/HE
HLED 250. Teaching Methods for Middle/Secondary Schools. 3 cr.
Use approved methods and materials for teaching health from middle
school through grade 12; apply teaching techniques and procedures in a
student centered fasion. Prereq: 104 or 140; declared HLED minor.
HLED 340. Curriculum and Resource in Health Education. 3 cr.
Curriculum design, content, and resources, with practical
experience and field problems in health education and community
resources. Prereq: 104, 145.
HLED 390/590. Wellness and Drugs. 3 cr.
Uses of drugs in our culture and the decision-making process that
leads to minimal, intentional, deliberate use of drugs including
caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs,
and illegal drugs: effects, consequences, and alternatives are
HLED 398. Student Teaching in Health Education. 4-16 cr; pass/fail.
Observation and teaching of health education under the guidance of cooperating teachers and university faculty.
HLED 427. Techniques in Elementary and Middle School Health Education. 3 cr.
Aims, methods, materials, strategies, techniques, organization and testing in K-9 health education. Prereq- 340.
BIO 285. Human Physiology. 4 cr. Prereq: 160; or 101 and Chemistry 101.
Normal functions of organ systems in humans; fulfills the
physiology requirements for biology, human development and nutritional
sciences, physical education majors, and is recommended for students
with preprofessional interests in medical or allied health fields. 3 hrs
lec, 3 hrs lab per wk
FN 253. Introduction to Nutrition and Nutrient Metabolism. 3 cr.
Basics for and use of nutrient recommendations and dietary
guidelines; digestion, metabolism, use and interrelationships of foods
and nutrients. Prereq: So st.
Other Health Education Courses
HLED 397/597. Workshop in Health Education. Variable credit.
Participate in special experiences related to your minor program.
Subtitle will designate area. May repeat for maximum of 6 credits.
HLED 399. Special Work.
Upper class health education minors may arrange for independent
study with cons instr and coordinator. Credit will be based on the scope
of the project. Before beginning the prearranged project, a statement
must be filed in the Associate Dean's office in the School of HESA.
HLED 498. Intern Teaching. Variable cr- pass/fail.
Structured field experiences in approved school programs. Interns
are certified by the Department of Public Instruction and are employed
under contract with schools to design, deliver, and assess instructional
programs in grades n-k-12. Prereq- Completion of all methods courses
and 75% of content courses in appropriate major. Con reg in appropriate
section of Education 400 may be required.
HLED 796. Independent Study. 1-3 cr.
Planned study to supplement preparation in area of specialization;
regular conferences with staff supervisor, through arrangement with head
HLED 797. Workshop in Health Education. Variable credit.
Participate in special graduate-level experiences related to your
major program. Subtitle will designate area. May repeat for maximum of 6