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.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
BIOL 107Zoology 4
HLTH 210Introduction to the Discipline 3
American history 13
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
POLS 206American National Government 3
American history 13
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
HEFB 222/KNFB 222Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 3
HLTH 231Healthy Lifestyles 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
Language, phlosophy and culture 13
Support field elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology 3
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 1
Creative arts 13
Health elective 23
Support field elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HEFB 324/KNFB 324Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 3
HLTH 216First Aid 2
KINE 429Adapted Physical Activity 3
PSYC 307Developmental Psychology 3
Health elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours18
HEFB 325/KNFB 325Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 33
HLTH 332School Health Program 3
HLTH 353Drugs and Society 3
KINE 425Tests and Measurements 3
Health elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
HLTH 335Human Diseases 3
HLTH 342Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 415Health Education Methodology 3
HLTH 421Elementary School Health Instruction 3
HLTH 482Grant Writing in Health 31
Health elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
HEFB 450/KNFB 450Supervised Student Teaching 6
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

Course selection should meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement.


To be chosen in consultation with academic advisor.


Meets the University writing requirement.