School Health Education Minor Program Requirements

The School Health Education minor is offered by the Department of Health, Human Movement, & Sport. The minor prepares Physical Education Teaching Education (PETE) majors for a second teacher licensure endorsement in Health Education through the Vermont Agency of Education transcript review process. (Many schools that are searching for a Physical Educator will only offer a position to those who are dual credentialed in Health and Physical Education.)

Courses required by the Vermont Agency of Education are a part of this minor.

Complete the following courses (21 cr):

Code Course Credits

AHS 1010

Contemporary Health Issues

Exploration of the aspects of life that have a great impact on your health, in order to develop the decision making skills needed to make intelligent, informed health care choices throughout life.

Fall

3

AHS 2120

Wellness for Life

This course investigates the components involved in developing a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on the physical nature of wellness. Attention is principally devoted to the components of fitness to include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. In addition, an overview of dietary practices and nutrition, protecting oneself from disease including coronary heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and making responsible decisions regarding controlled substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs will be covered.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

HED 2310

Health Education Methods

This course examines comprehensive school health education and the research and theory of health behavior. Course content includes the following: the historical development and philosophy of health education; knowledge of health education concepts and skills delineated in current national and Vermont health education standards, laws and regulations; the impact of societal values, norms and priorities on health education practice; the process of selecting and using current, valid and reliable sources of health information, to include national, state, and local organizations/associations, publications and educational materials/resources; and analyzing research relative to health risks among school-age youth and translating research into recommendations for the design and implementation of health education programs. This course also explores the purposes, components and approaches to coordinating school health initiatives based on the national Coordinated School Health model, including partnerships with families, school staff, and community members to improve health literacy and health behaviors.

Prerequisite: PED 2420, or permission of the instructor.

Spring

3

HED 2330

Drug and Alcohol Curriculum

This course will examine the issues of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, specifically the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of substance use and abuse on the individual, family, and society. The course will also consider legal issues, and curriculum and teaching strategies for effective substance abuse prevention.

Prerequisite: HED 2310 or permission of instructor.

Spring, odd years

2

PED 2370

Community Health

And take one of the following:

A study of current community and world health issues to include an overview of epidemiology, communicable disease, environmental health, health services and consumerism.

Spring

3

BIO 2011

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

-OR-

An investigation of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Topics include: the cell, cellular metabolism, tissues, integument, skeletal system, articulations, and muscular and nervous systems.

Lecture and lab.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: Nursing, Physical Education, Natural Science, Psychology or Social Work major or consent of instructor. Previous experience in biology and chemistry (high school or college) is highly recommended.

Fee Lab fee $50.

Fall

4

BIO 2012

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

And take one of the following:

A continuation of BIO 2011. Topics include the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive systems.

Lecture and lab.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: BIO 2011 or consent of instructor.

Fee Lab fee $50.

Spring

4

PSY 1050

Human Growth and Development

-OR-

A survey of human developmental psychology from the prenatal period to late adulthood. The major focus is on theoretical and practical implications of developmental research for cognitive, personality and social development. Special attention will be given to interactions between maturation and experience.

Every semester

3

PSY 3265

Child and Adolescent Development

This course surveys the major areas of the psychology of child and adolescent development, emphasizing an understanding of the important methods, terms, theories, and findings in the field of child development.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

And complete one of these three options (4-7 cr):

Students seeking Elementary Health Education License

Code Course Credits

HED 3010

Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment

This course examines elementary standards-based Health Education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students explore the process of planning an effective, age-appropriate school health curriculum that aligns with the Vermont Health Education standards including developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and uses multiple assessment techniques. Students also learn about applying diverse innovative instructional strategies that align with standards-based learner outcomes and performance indicators; implementing skill building strategies to develop competency in health related skills; and selecting, designing and utilizing multiple assessment techniques. The process of Health Education program evaluation is also be discussed.

Prerequisite: PED 2420, HED 2310 (Health Education Methods), or permission of the Instructor.

Fall

3

HED 4811

Elementary Health Education Practicum

Sixty hours (or more) of supervised health education field experience in the elementary (PK-6) setting.

Prerequisite: HED 3010 - Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment, departmental recommendation, or permission of the instructor.

Every semester

1-2

Students seeking Secondary Health Education License

Code Course Credits

HED 3020

Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment

This course examines secondary standards-based Health Education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students explore the process of planning an effective, age-appropriate school health curriculum that aligns with the Vermont Health Education standards including developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and uses multiple assessment techniques. Students also learn about applying diverse innovative instructional strategies that align with standards-based learner outcomes and performance indicators; implementing skill building strategies to develop competency in health related skills; and selecting, designing and utilizing multiple assessment techniques. The process of Health Education program evaluation is also be discussed

Prerequisite: PED 2420. HED 2310 (Health Education methods), or permission of the Instructor.

Spring

3

HED 4812

Secondary Health Education Practicum

Sixty hours (or more) of supervised health education field experience in the middle/secondary (7-12) setting.

Prerequisite: HED 3020 - Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment, departmental recommendation, or permission of the instructor.

Every semester

1-2

Students seeking Elementary AND Secondary Health Education License

Code Course Credits

HED 3010

Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment

-OR-

This course examines elementary standards-based Health Education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students explore the process of planning an effective, age-appropriate school health curriculum that aligns with the Vermont Health Education standards including developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and uses multiple assessment techniques. Students also learn about applying diverse innovative instructional strategies that align with standards-based learner outcomes and performance indicators; implementing skill building strategies to develop competency in health related skills; and selecting, designing and utilizing multiple assessment techniques. The process of Health Education program evaluation is also be discussed.

Prerequisite: PED 2420, HED 2310 (Health Education Methods), or permission of the Instructor.

Fall

3

HED 3020

Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment

And take both of these:

This course examines secondary standards-based Health Education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students explore the process of planning an effective, age-appropriate school health curriculum that aligns with the Vermont Health Education standards including developmentally appropriate instructional strategies and uses multiple assessment techniques. Students also learn about applying diverse innovative instructional strategies that align with standards-based learner outcomes and performance indicators; implementing skill building strategies to develop competency in health related skills; and selecting, designing and utilizing multiple assessment techniques. The process of Health Education program evaluation is also be discussed

Prerequisite: PED 2420. HED 2310 (Health Education methods), or permission of the Instructor.

Spring

3

HED 4811

Elementary Health Education Practicum

Sixty hours (or more) of supervised health education field experience in the elementary (PK-6) setting.

Prerequisite: HED 3010 - Elementary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment, departmental recommendation, or permission of the instructor.

Every semester

1-2

HED 4812

Secondary Health Education Practicum

Sixty hours (or more) of supervised health education field experience in the middle/secondary (7-12) setting.

Prerequisite: HED 3020 - Secondary Health Education Curriculum & Assessment, departmental recommendation, or permission of the instructor.

Every semester

1-2

(Total credits required: 25-28 cr)