If you enjoy sharing health information and working with young people, consider teaching health in the school systems.  The school health education program at CMU will prepare you to become certified to teach in grades kindergarten through 12.  You may teach students a variety of topics such as nutrition, personal growth, substance abuse prevention, first aid, environmental health, physical fitness, human sexuality, and disease prevention and control.

The student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Prior to declaring the major, the student must have an overall 2.5 GPA, a 2.6 GPA for a minimum of 6 semester credit hours in HSC classes.
  2. Must maintain a 2.7 GPA for all classes on major and minor.
  3. Must have successfully completed, or be concurrently taking HSC 222 OR 223 OR 224, or FNS 370 before taking HSC 340.
  4. Have a combined GPA of 2.6 for HSC 340 and 346 before student teaching.
  5. Achieve a grade of C (2.0), or better, for each HSC class.

Required Courses (29 hours)

  • FNS 370- Nutrition 3(3-0)
  • HSC 106QR- Health Lifestyles 3(2-1)
  • HSC 222- Sexuality in Health Education 3(3-0)
  • HSC 223- Basic Health Concepts I 3(3-0)
  • HSC 224- Basic Health Concepts II 3(3-0)
  • HSC 340- Curriculum & Planning School Health Programs 3(3-0)
  • HSC 343- Health Education in the Elementary School 2(2-0)
  • HSC 346- Methods in School Health Education 3(3-0)
  • HSC 413- Professional Aspects in School Health 3(2-1)
  • HSC 536- Health Education Assessment 3(3-0)

Electives (1-3 hours)

Select 1-3 hours in consultation with an advisor:

  • CHM 120- Survey of Chemistry 4(4-0)
  • HSC 205- Responding to Emergencies 2(1-2)
  • HSC 211- Human Anatomy and Physiology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 235- Psychoactive Drugs 3(3-0)
  • HSC 317- Community Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 352- Environmental Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 411- Pathophysiology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 503- Health Implications of Obesity 3(3-0)
  • HSC 519- Death Education and Suicide Prevention 3(3-0)
  • HSC 522- Consumer Health Education 2(2-0)
  • HSC 523- AIDS Educations 1(1-0)
  • HSC 526- Behavioral Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 528- Smoking and Health Education Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 529- Alcohol Education Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 530- Drug Abuse Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 532- Diversity Issues in the Health Professions 3(3-0)
  • HSC 534- Workshop in Principles of Cardiovascular Health and Disease 1(Spec)
  • HSC 537- Stress Reduction Workshop 1(Spec)
  • HSC 547- Health Risk Identification and Management 3(3-0)
Total: 30-32 Semester Hours