Health Education (B.S.)

The B.S. in Health Education is offered with two concentrations: 1) School Health and 2) Community Health.

School Health Concentration

Admission Requirements Undergraduate students  entering Wayne State University from high school or transferring from other universities or colleges are admitted directly into the College of Education with Level 1 standing. Students should request admission into the health education program. General Education classes, along with the health education major classes for Level 1 are taken concurrently. Students must apply to the College of Education for Level 2 standing when they have met the criteria listed below.

Criteria for Admission to Level 2 (no exceptions will be made):

  1. Completion of a minimum of fifty-three credits of coursework with at least twelve credits in Health Education.
  2. Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
  3. Successful Completion of Intermediate Composition (IC).
  4. Completion of the College of Education mathematics requirement.
  5. Successful completion of the Professional Readiness Exam.
  6. Current Negative TB test within the past three.
  7. Verification of forty hours of successful group work with children. The State defines a group as three or more children (not ones own) between the ages of three and eighteen. The group work experience needs to be recent (within the last five years) at the time of admission to Level
  8. A current (within the past six months) statewide criminal history check.
  9. A copy of all transcripts from all Colleges/Universities attended including WSU.
  10. A signed plan of work.
  11. Once the above requirements are fulfilled, students must complete a Level 2 Application form to be submitted to the College of Education.
  12. Attendance at a mandatory College of Education Level 2 Orientation.

Community Health Concentration

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate students entering Wayne State University, either from high school or transferring from other universities or colleges, are admitted directly into the College of Education Level 2 degree program.

Admission questions should be directed to the Division of Academic Services, College of Education, 489 Education, phone 313-577-1601.

 

A minimum of 124 credits are required for completion of this degree: satisfaction of the University General Education Program; thirty-three core credits in health education (see below); a minimum of twenty credits in a selected minor; and thirty-five credits in professional education requirements (see below). All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and University governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. All courses must be completed with grades of ‘C’ or better and an overall 2.5 grade point average, to meet College graduation requirements. Course changes may occur through periodic curriculum revision and students are urged to consult assigned advisors prior to each registration period to insure that all requirements are met.

School Health Concentration

Teacher Certification: The following requirements apply to students seeking teacher certification:

  1. Students must complete one semester of student teaching and seminar at the secondary level.
  2. Students must submit the student teaching application by the appropriate date:
      Term I (Fall Semester): December 1 of the preceding academic year
      Term II (Winter Semester): April 1 of the preceding academic year.
    An appointment with the coordinator of student teaching is  required. Completed application forms MUST be submitted by the application period deadline in order to reserve a student teaching assignment.
  3. Students must have a satisfactory health record and a TB test within three years prior to the time the assignment begins. Test results must be submitted with the application.
  4. Students must have a current (within the last six months) statewide criminal history check.
  5. Students must meet the following qualifications:
    1. Completion of ninety-two credits  in  course  work  (excluding courses with an ‘I’ — Incomplete mark).
    2. All major, minor, and professional education courses must have been completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
    3. A grade point average of at least 2.5 overall, as well as in the major (the major includes all professional courses).
    4. Successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), basic skills, and major/minor tests
  6. CPR and First Aid certification is required for placement and teacher certification.
  7. Students must successfully complete the following courses:
    BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
    BIO 1510(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms4
    EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology2-3
    EHP 3600Introduction to the Philosophy of Education3
    HE 2310Dynamics of Personal Health3
    HE 2320Advancing Policy in Community Health Education 3
    HE 3300Health of the School Child3
    HE 3330Methods in Teaching Health3-4
    HE 3500Human Disease3
    HE 4340Family and Reproductive Health3
    HE 5220Health Behavior Change3
    HE 5440Mental Health and Substance Abuse3
    HE 5620Performance Based Assessment in Health Education3
    HE 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Health Education0
    HE 6430(WI) School Health Curriculum3
    HE 5522Health Psychology3
    LFA 2330First Aid and CPR3
    RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
    SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
    TED 2250Becoming an Urban Educator3
    TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3
     (An incomplete mark does not constitute satisfactory completion.)

Students who successfully complete all the College of Education and health education course requirements may apply for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate then they apply for graduation. The Certificate qualifies the holder to teach health in grades 6 - 12; initial certification is provisional for a six-year period. (For further information, contact the College of Education.)

KHS Required Courses

Level 1
HE 2310Dynamics of Personal Health3
HE 2320Advancing Policy in Community Health Education 3
HE 3300Health of the School Child3
HE 3440Nutrition and Health Education 13
or KHS 6540 Workshop in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
HE 3500Human Disease3
HE 4340Family and Reproductive Health3
HE 5220Health Behavior Change3
HE 5440Mental Health and Substance Abuse 13
HE 5522Health Psychology3
LFA 2330First Aid and CPR3
Level 2
HE 5620Performance Based Assessment in Health Education3
Total Credits33
1

 prereq: HE 2310 or HE 3300

 

Professional Education Courses 

Level 1
BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology3
EHP 3600Introduction to the Philosophy of Education3
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
TED 2250Becoming an Urban Educator3
TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3
Level 2
HE 3330Methods in Teaching Health 23
HE 5780Directed Student Teaching 310
HE 6430(WI) School Health Curriculum 43
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
Total Credits35
2

Prereq: admission to College Level 2; HE 2310, HE 3300, HE 3440, HE 4340, HE 5440

3

Prereq: graduate standing; or HE 2310, HE 3300, HE 3440, HE 4340, HE 5440 and admission to College Level 2.

4

prereq: HE 3330 or HE 6500

Other Requirements:

Teaching Minor (Physical Education is the recommended teaching minor. Minors in other subjects may have difficulty obtaining employment20
General Education Courses36
Total Credits56

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS: 124

Community Health Concentration

HE 1010Foundations of Health and Health Promotion3
HE 2310Dynamics of Personal Health3
HE 2320Advancing Policy in Community Health Education 3
HE 3440Nutrition and Health Education 53
or KHS 6540 Workshop in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
HE 3344Methods and Materials in Community Health Education3
HE 3500Human Disease3
HE 4340Family and Reproductive Health3
HE 4901Health Education Internship I3
HE 4902Health Education Internship II9
HE 5220Health Behavior Change3
HE 5440Mental Health and Substance Abuse 53
HE 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Health Education 60
HE 6420Introduction to Health Education Program Design3
HE 6501Measurement and Evaluation in Community Health Education3
HE 5522Health Psychology3
LFA 2330First Aid and CPR3
Other Requirements
General Education Courses36
Electives to total minimum total credits37
Total Credits124
5

Prereq: HE 2310 or HE 3300

6

to be taken concurrently with HE 5522 (see above)