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Introduction 

The Health Education Minor is an 18 credit hour program that prepares students to meet state requirements for the middle school endorsement in health education. It is also open any student seeking to learn more about personal health. Many of our students go beyond the 18 credit hours to obtain the 24 credit hours required for high school endorsement. 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.

Program Benefits 

Our courses are taught by health professionals who have worked in wide variety of settings, thus bringing to the classroom diverse, real-world experiences. Many of the courses are offered in online or hybrid formats, as well as on campus, to afford flexible choices. All students complete the minor prepared to design, implement, manage, and evaluate health education programming and to act as health resource person to their students, school, and community.

The Health Education Minor, while typically pursued by students seeking the middle or high school teaching endorsement, also affords an opportunity for non-teacher education majors to learn more about personal and population health. Students majoring in social work, psychology, sociology, business, interdisciplinary studies, and other areas seeking to broaden their understanding of health as it relates to their primary field will benefit from the minor.

Career Options 

To learn more about requirements for endorsement at either level, prospective students should contact the program’s academic advisor, Marianne Morrissey at m-morrissey1@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-4159.  

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Minor in Health Education and the courses offered toward the program.

Health Education, Minor

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (HPERA) at (773) 442-5560.

You may also contact the program’s academic advisor, Marianne Morrissey at m-morrissey1@neiu.edu or at (773) 442-4159.

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