Health - BS, School Health Track

The goals of the curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Health are to more effectively develop literate, informed professionals capable of making the world healthier and more humane. Students receive a general education through a broad exposure to information. They also receive a specialized education through coursework designed to help them develop as a professional, expand their knowledge and skills related to health education and prepare them for professional practice. The curriculum in health offers two options: the Allied Health track and the School Health track.

The School Health option provides a background in the basic health sciences and pedagogy and prepares educators to plan, implement and evaluate health education in a variety of settings with an emphasis on teaching health in school settings. Graduates have the ability to acquire K-12 teacher certification credentials enabling them to teach health only in public or private schools although students are encouraged to become certified in a support teaching field through the use of core curriculum and support field electives. Students frequently take support field electives that also serve as course pre-requisites for professional schools such as nursing, PA, PT or other medical fields of study. Each student completes appropriate course work in academic foundations and professional education as well as participates in several field experiences representing a variety of levels and types of instruction. The program consists of three phases in the development of their professional dispositions.  All students will complete a full semester of student teaching in a school setting as a culminating experience. 

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 107 Zoology 2 4
HLTH 210 Introduction to the Discipline 2 3
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
American history 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 2
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Explorations in Mathematics  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
American history 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
HEFB 222/KNFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 2 3
HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles 2 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 2 1
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3 3
Support field elective 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 2 1
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Creative arts 3 3
Directed elective 2,4 3
Support field elective 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2 4
HEFB 324/KNFB 324 Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 2 3
KINE 429 Adapted Physical Activity 2 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 3
Directed elective 2,4 5
 Semester Credit Hours18
HEFB 325/HEFB 325 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 2,5 3
HLTH 332 School Health Program 2 3
HLTH 353 Drugs and Society 2 3
KINE 425 Tests and Measurements 2 3
Directed elective 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
HLTH 335 Human Diseases 2 3
HLTH 342 Human Sexuality 2 3
HLTH 415 Health Education Methodology 2 3
HLTH 421 Elementary School Health Instruction 2 3
HLTH 482 Grant Writing in Health 5,6 1
Directed elective 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
HEFB 450/KNFB 450 Supervised Student Teaching 2 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours120