Undergraduate Minor - NIU - Health Education

Health Education

Health Education Minor

minor in Health Education prepares the student for health education teaching positions in schools. It also can serve as a foundation for further academic work in school health services and instruction, and in maintenance of a healthful school environment. The minor is designed to meet the minimum standards of the state of Illinois for health educators. Students in a secondary teaching major are permitted to declare this program as a minor. Students planning to minor in health education must have passed the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency prior to enrolling in 300-level professional health education courses.

Practical field training is required as part of the public health curriculum and student teaching is a required part of the health education curriculum. Students are advised that they are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training facilities and all costs associated with these activities.

Students should plan their programs of study in cooperation with faculty in health education.