The school health program offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.) in Health Education. This program can be completed in eight semesters if students average 16 hours per semester. To be admitted to the school health program a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. To continue enrollment in the first two years of the school health major, students must maintain a 2.0. If a student falls below a 2.0 GPA prior to achieving 62 hours, the student can only re-apply to the major after a minimum GPA of 2.0 has been achieved. Students seeking this licensure must apply for upper-division status in the Beeghly College of Education upon completion of 62 semester hours, and must maintain the grade point requirements of the college of education.
The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
Majors with a GPA of 2.5 and above are eligible for membership in Eta Sigma Gamma, the National Health Education Honorary. The YSU chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma conducts several service learning projects each year which provide opportunities to gain experience in health education practice.
The B.S. in Education in Health enables graduates to receive licensure for multi-age school health teaching for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The curriculum will enable majors to teach according to the National Health Education Standards, and meet the standards of the American Association of Health Education.
The B.S. in Education’s General Education requirements, include:
- BIOL 1545/1545L Allied Health Anatomy and Physiology
- CHEM 1500 Chemistry in Modern Living
- FNUTR 1551 Normal Nutrition
- PHLT 1568 Healthy Lifestyles
Core requirements of the major include:
- MATC 1501 Medical Terminology
- PHLT 2962 Human Sexuality
- PHLT 3702 Health Ed Theory/Methods
- PHLT 3703 Health Education Methods Pre- Kindergarten – grade 3
- PHLT 3704 Education Methods grades 4 - 6
- PHLT 3705 Education Methods grades 7 - 12
- PHLT 3731 Drug Use and Abuse
- PHLT 3757 Health and Disease
- PHLT 3791 Community Health
- AHLT 3740 Pathology/Infectious Disease
- AHLT 4804 Stress Management
- AHLT 4808 Environmental Health
- AHLT 5807 Epidemiology.
Students must also complete all education courses required for multi-age licensure. The curriculum concludes with a semester of health education student teaching.
For more information about this program contact:
Keisha T. Robinson, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor and Director of Public Health and School Health Programs
ktrobinson AT ysu DOT edu