Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
    Mar 01, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Education (BS.HED)

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The Department of Health, Human Movement, & Sport offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education (BS.HED).  Health educators assist individuals and communities in promoting positive health behaviors.  They have specialized skills in planning, implementing and evaluating community programs that focus on a variety of negative health issues. 

Students completing the baccalaureate degree in Health Education will demonstrate:

  • The ability to organize, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health education program (Pre-K-12) that includes the following Vermont health core concept areas: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Family, Social, and Sexual Health; Mental and Emotional Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Personal Health and Wellness; and Violence and Injury Prevention.
  • The ability to develop and implement an assessment plan consistent with national and/state standards.
  • The ability to develop accommodations for a health education program to meet the needs of all individuals.  This includes an understanding of applicable laws, policies, and procedures.

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

And consider pursuing a concentration

Students majoring in Health Education are encouraged to further their professional skills and knowledge by pursuing one of these Concentrations:

  • The Concentration in Community Health Education  prepares students for careers in non-school health settings such as public health departments, hospitals, work site health promotion, and non-profit community agencies.  This program prepares students to take the community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
  • The Concentration in School Health Education  prepares pre-service teacher candidates to be certified to teach health education in public schools.  Graduates also find employment in other health education venues such as community health and safety agencies.

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