For students who wish to be licensed health teachers in K-12 schools. This is a program that leads to State of Minnesota teaching certification or is preparation for graduate study.

Health Education Teacher Licensure has received a rating of “exemplary” in a Minnesota Board of Teaching Standards Review. As a Health Education major, 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 work with local agencies and groups, and you will complete your professional education requirements with a student teaching experience in the field.

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, Bemidji State University has been involved with B-WELL (Beltrami Wellness Education for Long Life), Facilitating a countywide 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 second county government in Minnesota to go smoke free (prior to the statewide ban), developing and completing a smoke free readiness survey.

For more information about the courses in this program, check out the course catalog.