SchoolLiffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences
Broaden your areas of teaching expertise. Position yourself to teach health classes and educate the whole child.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll study human biology, anatomy, and physiology while you explore best practices in teaching learners with exceptional needs and optimize learning in all areas. Our graduates also develop an understanding of personal and community health issues.
- Become eligible to teach in North Dakota.
When you complete the health education minor and an education major, you’ll be eligible for licensure to teach health courses in grades seven through twelve in North Dakota.
- Make yourself more marketable.
The specialized knowledge you gain from a health education minor will help you stand out from other job candidates.
- Develop a holistic view of teaching and learning.
Understanding students’ physical needs and challenges will help you see — and serve — the whole child.
North Dakota Education Standards and Practices BoardAll the University of Mary education programs are fully accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and all CAEP national standards are fully met.
Careers & Outcomes
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for health education specialists to grow 13% through 2029, as efforts to improve health outcomes and proactively promote healthy behaviors increase.
- Secondary school health teacher
- Secondary school teacher
- Community health education specialist
- Health and wellness counselor
- Health coach
- Youth outreach coordinator