2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Promotion: School Health (BS.HLP.ESE)

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The Department of Health, Human Movement, & Sport offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion with a Concentration in School Health.

The concentration in School Health prepares students for Vermont Agency of Education Level I Teacher Licensure in Health Education PreK-12.  The concentration offers field experiences in local schools that focus on the skill, knowledge, and understanding necessary to be successful in contemporary educational settings.  The department is strongly committed to a standards-based approach with high expectations for students' effort, achievement, and behavior. 

Students completing this program are expected to demonstrate skills, including, but not limited to:

  • The ability to organize, develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health education program (pre K-12 curriculum) 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.

(Total health education credits required for BS.HED.ESE: 67 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Students seeking licensure

Students seeking licensure are responsible for developing a portfolio throughout their undergraduate experience demonstrating individual learning and growth as well as the ways in which the individual course work and field experiences foster proficiency in meeting the Vermont standards for teacher preparation. Integral field experiences ensure that the student becomes part of a collaborative relationship in a school setting. Field experiences become more complex as students advance in the program, culminating in a semester-long student teaching experience. A minimum of 80 scheduled hours of field experience is required prior to student teaching.

Students seeking the BS.HED.ESE must pass through Gateways I and II in order to qualify for student teaching.

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