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B.S. in Health Education

Health EducationHealth teachers play an important role in our local school districts. They are responsible for educating young children and adolescents about personal safety issues including violence, injuries, healthy eating habits, stress management, exercise, STDs, family and relationship issues, and drug and alcohol prevention.

LIU Post’s 129-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education provides a broad-based curriculum, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, that prepares you to help different age groups make informed health-related choices. The program leads to New York State Initial Certification to teach kindergarten through grade 12.

Courses explore the latest trends in health information and research and cover such topics as basic first aid, human sexuality, marriage and parenting, physical fitness, and handling emotions in everyday life. Health education courses include elementary methods in health education, secondary methods in health education, nutrition methods, and study of the exceptional child. You will take classes in biology, which will give you a solid base for understanding human anatomy, evolution, reproduction, organ functions, and heredity traits. You will learn how to develop lesson plans and successfully manage a classroom environment. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to field experience and student-teaching opportunities in local school districts.

The B.S. in Health Education program is accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, signifying that the course of study is exemplary in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in Kindergarten through grade 12 schools.

Program Goals

  • To produce qualified, caring and competent educators to meet the health and physical educational needs of a diverse society
  • To provide educational experiences that promote fitness, health and skill proficiency for the K-12 school curriculum
  • To prepare students with the knowledge and skills to sit for the New York State Teacher Certification Exam, and qualify to teach health education on the elementary, middle and high school levels