Thanks for your interest in our on-line licensure in Health Education. Our health education program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (Formally the North Central Association), as well as NCATE. You can complete the entire program via distance learning.
If your state requires you to complete a state accredited health education program:
Emporia State University’s health education program is an undergraduate program. We have created graduate level courses that meet all of the accreditation requirements for health education in the state of Kansas. Below are the course requirements. Most people transfer in the undergraduate requirements (each person’s transcripts are evaluated to determine which courses they still need to complete), but if you haven’t you can still complete those here via online as well.
HL 155 First Aid and Personal Safety - 2 hours (test out only) every semester
PE 266 Technology in HPER - 3 hours (or any equivalent tech course) every semester
7 hours of electives (decided in consultation with Advisor & can be graduate level) depends on what taking – can be graduate as well
HL 710 Advanced Critical Issues in Health – 3 hours Fall semester
HL 735 Instructional Strategies in Human Sexuality Education - 3 hours Spring semester
HL 780 School Health Issues & Trends - 3 hours Fall semester
HL 800 Applied Risk Behavior Education & Strategies - 3 hours Fall semester
HL 850 Wellness Concepts & Prevention Strategies - 3 hours Spring semester
HL 820 Instructional Methods in Health Education - 3 hours Summer semester
Total Hours - 30 hours
If your state does not require you to complete a state approved program but rather requires you to complete specific content areas &/or specific number of health education hours, you can still take the health education courses in order to meet these requirements.
The tuition rate information can be viewed at http://www.emporia.edu/distance/tuition.html
If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Shawna D. Shane, Ed.D.
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Box 4013
Emporia, KS 66801
(620)341-5848(w) or (620)341-6400(fax)
HL 150 Critical Health Issues - 3 hours
Course Description: Examines underlying health and wellness issues and recommendations and the theory and practice of implementing health enhancement strategies. In addition, the relationship between health and larger cultural and societal issues are analyzed. This course encourages students to confront the broad issues that link health to political and social policies. Risk assessment and behavior change strategies will be addressed.
HL 155 First Aid and Personal Safety - 2 hours (Test Out ONLY)
Course Description: Theory and practice in the American National Red Cross Standard, First Aid, Personal Safety, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
HL710 Advanced Critical Issues in Health – 3 hours
Course Description: This health knowledge-based course for health educators will focus on tools and strategies to use with individuals in educational settings for enhancing their health knowledge and behavioral lifestyle motivations will also be presented as part of the course’s approach to the pursuit toward optimum health.
HL720: Curriculum Development in Health Education – 3 hours
Course Description: This course will examine health education curriculum in regards to various pro-active skills and strategies which enhance the success of health educators/professionals in reaching this population of students. There is an emphasis on the critical lifestyle choices that are made and patterns of behavior that are established by adolescents which affect their immediate future health.
HL 735 Instructional Strategies in Human Sexuality Education - 3 hours
Course Description: This course will provide instructional strategies in the various areas of human sexuality education. The course will also focus on terminology, legal issues, cultural differences and relationships as they apply to human sexuality education. This course is most appropriate for those who teach at the K-12 grade levels.
HL 780 School Health Issues & Trends - 3 hours
Course Description: This course focuses on an analysis of specific health problems currently present within society. Emphasis will be placed upon the role of the teacher in terms of content preparation, course planning, instructional methods and materials, as well as evaluation relative to respective critical health issues.
HL 800 Applied Risk Behavior Education & Strategies - 3 hours
Course Description: This course provides an opportunity for identification and analysis of current issues and trends as applied to the risk behaviors that cause health problems, as cited by research related to the field of health education. Emphasis is placed on basic concepts, teaching strategies, debating current health issues, and writing and defending topic viewpoints.
HL 850 Wellness Concepts & Prevention Strategies - 3 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to identify the various factors influencing health decisions and behaviors. The development of strategies for effective use of health information and research in educational settings is discussed.
HL 820 Instructional Methods of Health Education - 3 hours
Course Description: This course is application of current school health instruction with emphasis upon curriculum construction, instructional strategies, lesson plan development, use of appropriate assessments and reflection practices. Additional focus on health content in a multi-disciplinary approach within a school setting, exploring community involvement and an increase awareness on global diversity.