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Health Education Major

A major in health education allows for the student to learn numerous skills and practices specifically designed to assist other individuals in the maintenance and improvement of their health. The health education student’s preparation includes courses that include physical, psychological, social, intellectual, and environmental components. Special emphasis is placed upon providing educational and informational processes to help people change their attitudes and behaviors in an effort to improve their health.

Students are given the option to also pursue a State of Ohio, multi-age llicense in health education. All students are given practical hands-on experiences and internships in local, state, and national health agencies and organizations. Preparation is also given to those who wish to pursue advanced degrees leading to professional health related careers such as health promotion, assessment, and public programming.

Students expecting to enter physical therapy or recreation work should consult the department and work out a program appropriate for their vocational goals.

Health Education Major Requirements (32hours)

  • Health Education 200, 345, 365, 380, 400
  • Biology 106, HLSC 131
  • Physical Education 149, 310, 470

Health Education Minor (15 hours)

  • Fifteen hours of Health Education courses with at least 3 hours at the 300-400 level

Teacher Licensure Requirements

  • Multi-age health education ages 3-21
  • Multi-age physical education ages 3-21
  • Physical education majors seeking multi-age licensure, ages 3 through 21, in physical education and also athletic training certification may exceed 40 hours in physical education by 6 hours
  • Contact the education department for specific course requirements

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in additon to the Liberal Arts Essentials (LAE), which are required of all students to graduate.

Course Requirement Checklist

For more information about majoring in Health Education, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Zicha
Muskingum University
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, OH 43762
(740) 826-8328
(740) 826-8300 - FAX
ezicha@muskingum.edu