Minor in Health Education

The Health Education Minor is 18 hours.  Of the 18 hours, 9 hours must be at the 300 level and grades must be C or better. Students seeking to meet state requirements for the middle school or senior high school endorsement in health education may continue their coursework beyond the minor. To earn an endorsement in health education, students must complete 24 hours of coursework. Of these 24 hours, 12 hours must be at the upper division level, grades must be C or better, and the ILTS content-area test (Health #142) must be passed.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.


 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Required for the minor in Health Education

Required Courses
School Health Education
Students must complete five (5) required courses - 15cr.
HLED-305Health Education For The Middle And High School3
HLED-355The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program3
Personal Health
HLED-303Sex Education3
HLED-309Nutrition And Health3
HLED-345Drug Education3
Student must complete 3 credit hours of electives from at least one other health-related content area:3
Family and Interpersonal Relationships
Health And Wellness Of The Emerging Adolescent
Age, Death, And Dying
Life Span Development
Community Health and Disease Prevention
Community Health
Human Diseases
Health Disparities: Individual, Communities, And Systems
Health Behavior Theory And Practice
Health Related Skills
Consumer Health
Total Hours18