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  • Program Type
    Minor
  • School
    Liffrig 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

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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.

Accreditations

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

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.

Career Paths

  • Secondary school health teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Community health education specialist
  • Health and wellness counselor
  • Health coach
  • Youth outreach coordinator

Take Your Next Step in Health Education