Minor in Health Education
The Health Education Minor is 18 hours and it prepares students to meet state requirements for the middle school endorsement in health education. 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 high school endorsement in health education may continue their coursework beyond the minor. To earn a high school endorsement, 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.
General Education - Distributive Learning 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).
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.
|At least 3|
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
|School Health Education|
|Students must complete five (5) required courses - 15cr.|
|HLED-305||Health Education For The Middle And High School||3|
|HLED-355||The Organization And Administration Of The School Health Program||3|
|HLED-309||Nutrition And Health||3|
|Student must complete 3 credit hours of electives from at least one other health-related content area:||3|
|Family and Interpersonal Relationships|
|Health & Wellness Of The Emerging Adolescent Student|
|Age, Death, And Dying|
|Life Span Development|
|Community Health and Disease Prevention|
|Health Disparities: Individual, Communities, And Systems|
|Health Behavior Theory And Practice|
|Health Related Skills|
|Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation And First Aid|
|Standard First Aid Instructor|