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 health education pedagogy and prepares educators to plan, implement, and evaluate health education in a variety of settings—with an emphasis on teaching health education in the school setting. 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 field through the use of core curriculum and support field electives. The degree plan provides the flexibility for students to take support field electives that also serve as course pre-requisites for professional schools such as nursing, occupational therapy, and other healthcare fields. Students complete appropriate course work in academic foundations and professional preparation as well as participate in several field-based learning experiences, representing a variety of grade levels and instructional types. The School Health option consists of three professional development phases with all students completing a full semester of clinical teaching in a public 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
BIOL 107 Zoology 1 4
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1,2
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
HLTH 210 Introduction to the Discipline 1 3
American history 2,3 3
Mathematics 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
COMM 203
Public Speaking
or Communication for Technical Professions
3
HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles 1 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
American history 2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
HEFB 222/KNFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 1 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 4 1
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2,3 3
Mathematics 1,3 3
Support field elective 1,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1 1
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Creative arts 2,3 3
Health elective 1,6 3
Support field elective 1,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
HEFB 324/KNFB 324 Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 1 3
KINE 429 Adapted Physical Activity 1 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 3
Directed elective 1,7 2
Directed elective 1,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
HEFB 325/KNFB 325 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 1 3
HLTH 332 School Health Program 1 3
HLTH 353 Drugs and Society 1 3
KINE 425 Tests and Measurements 1 3
Directed elective 1,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
HLTH 335 Human Diseases 1 3
HLTH 342 Human Sexuality 1,2 3
HLTH 415 Health Education Methodology 1,8 3
HLTH 421 Elementary School Health Instruction 1 3
HLTH 482 Grant Writing in Health 8,9 1
Directed elective 1,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HEFB 450/KNFB 450 Supervised Student Teaching 1 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours120