Teaching Major in School Health Education

This program is designed to prepare elementary and secondary teachers who are:

  1. professionally knowledgeable
  2. effective decision-makers
  3. technically proficient
  4. experientially broad 
  5. human relations oriented 
  6. socially aware 
  7. future oriented

Coursework and related experiences provide opportunities to relate principles and theories to actual practice in a variety of classrooms and schools.

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Baccalaureate Degrees

Students will be guided by the outline of baccalaureate degrees and the Core Curriculum program of the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog.

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Education Studies and the Teachers College for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

Teaching Major in School Health Education Coursework

Please pay close attention to prerequisites! If you register for a course, but have not successfully completed its prerequisite, you will be dropped from the class.

The School Health Education program includes 41 hours of Ball State Core Curriculum, as well courses specific to the major. These specific courses include 41 hours of Professional Education courses and 29-31 hours of Health Education courses. Teaching majors must also choose the one additional distribution course from either the Humanities or Fine Arts categories.  

Professional Education Sequence for Teaching Major in School Health Education (41 hours)

EDSEC 150 - Basic Concepts of Secondary Education
EDMUL 205 - Introduction to Multicultural Education
EDPSY 251 – Human Growth and Development for Secondary Education
EDPSY 390 – Educational Psychology
EDSEC 380 – Principles of Teaching in Secondary School
EDJHM 385 – Principles of Teaching in the Middle School
HSC 363 – Coordinated School Health Programs: Organization and Issues
HSC 395 – Methods, Materials, and Curriculum for Teaching Health 
EDFON 420 – Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDSEC 460 – Student Teaching: Secondary School
EDJHM 460 – Student Teaching in Junior High/Middle School

Teaching Major in School Health Education 31-33 hours

ANAT 201 – Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
HSC 160 – Fundamentals of Human Health
HSC 200 – Introduction to Health Education
HSC 261 – Health, Sexuality, and Family Life
HSC 290 – Evaluation and Assessment in School Health 
HSC 396 – Health Communication Media Production
HSC 467 – Drug Dependency and Abuse
FCSFN 240 – Nutrition for Educators
PHYSL 205 – Fundamentals of Human Physiology

2 courses from:
HSC 250 – Emergency Health Care
HSC 468 – Consumer Health Issues
HSC 469 – Health and Aging
HSC 471 – Death and Dying
HSC 481 – Stress Management
EDPSY 430 – Mental Health
SOC 424 – Family

May include one from the following:
HSC 300 – Health Promotion Programming
HSC 385 – Community Health Methods
HSC 394 –Health Communication

Students who elect SOC 424 should take SOC 100 to satisfy a University Core Curriculum social and behavioral sciences requirement and the prerequisite for SOC 424.

See the Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for more details.

For more information about the undergraduate Teaching Major in School Health Education, contact Dr. Denise Seabert.