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Department of Human Performance, Sport, & Health

Health Education - Minor

Program Details

Professional Ed Details

The health education minor is open to all majors. Students who wish to use this minor to obtain licensure to teach health in the State of Minnesota must also include the professional education foundation courses, as well as fulfill some student teaching in health. The health education minor when combined with the physical education major, will fulfill the health licensure requirements for the State of Minnesota giving you a dual license in both health and physical education, which will widen your range of teaching options and maximize your employment potential.

As a health education minor you will receive both theoretical and practical health education preparation, leading to State of Minnesota teaching certification. You'll culminate your coursework with a professional program planning experience in which you will gain experience working with local agencies and groups.

Community Partnerships

The health education program has strong community partnerships that will allow you to gain real world professional experiences in program planning and working with school aged children. Since its inception in 2001 we've been involved with B-WELL (Beltrami Wellness Education for Long Life) facilitating a county wide poster contest for fifth grade students that promotes a clean air and smoke free message which has correlated with a dramatic drop in youth smoking rates. BSU Health Education students also played a role in Beltrami county becoming the 2nd county in the state to go smoke free (prior to the state wide ban), developing and completing a smoke free readiness survey.

Contact Information

Dr. Karl W. Salscheider
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport
Phone: (218) 755-2770
Location: PE 219

Dr. Donna Kay Palivec, Chair
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport
Phone: (218) 755-2047
Location: PE 226