Major: Health Education
Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Health Education Requirements|
|ENGL 358||Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|HNES 217||Personal and Community Health (May satisfy general education category W) *||3|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
|HDFS 135||Family Science **||3|
|HDFS 230||Life Span Development||3|
|or PSYC 250||Developmental Psychology|
|HNES 110||Introduction to Health and Physical Education *||3|
|HNES 200||Principles of Nutrition *||3|
|or HNES 250||Nutrition Science|
|HNES 341||Psychosocial Aspects of Health *||3|
|HNES 345||Materials and Concepts of Health Education *||3|
|HNES 367||Principles of Conditioning *||3|
|HNES 445||Organization and Administration of Coordinated School Health Programs *||3|
|PSYC 210||Human Sexuality **||3|
|PSYC 212||Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse **||3|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Health Ed K-12)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
|HD&E 320||Professional Issues||1|
Students must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in these courses.
Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in these courses.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required to stay in full standing in the program, for placement in student teaching, and to exit from the program.
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education requirements and completion of Praxis II and PLT exams, are required to exit the program.
- Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
- See School of Education for admission requirements.