BSU Catalog Home | Health Course Descriptions
Dr. Muriel Gilman, Mr. Rich Jahner, Dr. B. Christina Kippenhan, Dr. Karl Salscheider, Mr. James Stone, Dr. James White
See "Physical Education" and "Sport Management" for other Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport offerings.
The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport is to provide students with experiences to develop leadership, communication, and technological skills for learning, for citizenship, and for work. Our programs foster an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sport to society.
Health is an ever-changing condition of well being. It is influenced by intellectual, occupational, social, emotional, physical and spiritual factors. Health education combines learning experiences in all of these areas to encourage and facilitate the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
Students majoring in health prepare to teach others about healthy living. The program in teacher licensure, leading to State of Minnesota teaching certification, and the Community Health program both offer an academic foundation, professional preparation, student teaching/internship experiences, and a learning environment conducive to personal application of health goals.
Both programs also provide sound academic preparation for entry into health-related master's degree programs. Graduate study is recommended for students pursuing careers beyond entry-level positions.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
- Community Health Service
- Community Teacher
- Primary and Secondary School Teaching
- Private and Public Health Agencies
- University/College Health Centers
- Also: Graduate Study
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.