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Health Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Fairmont, MN, United States
The School Health Education (SHE) program at Fairmont State University is a specialized program of study designed to prepare teacher candidates with the requisite knowledge, attitudinal insight, and related classroom experiences necessary for entry into the teaching field as a health education specialist and an instructor of school health.
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Teacher candidates practice techniques designed to gain and hold the attention of children in order to more easily convey a positive health message through experiential health instruction. Learning to build a partnership between creative costuming and children’s literature is one of many strategies used to motivate children to adopt healthy choices!

Learning outcomes

This Health Education  degree at Fairmont State University includes varied course offerings focusing on specialized areas of study that integrate developmental health content and instructional strategies. The SHE curriculum is comprised of three areas of coursework: content, pedagogy & theory, and application. After meeting the School of Education’s entry-level requirements for admission into the teacher education program, health education majors complete their teacher training experience with a teaching practicum in the public schools. This program culminates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education that offers an instructional specialization in Health Education, grades 5-Adult.

All certified teacher candidates must complete general studies requirements, a core of professional education courses, and their health education course-work. A collaborative completion of this degree along with that in physical education facilitates public school teaching employment in all of WV’s 55 counties. Most school districts seek educators possessing dual certifications in both Health and Physical Education with job openings generally posted as such. FSU is one of the few state-institutions providing professional teacher training in accredited Health and Physical Education programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Art, Pre K - Adult
  • Biology
  • Oral Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a satisfactory program of secondary school studies equivalent to an American high school. 
  • An officially certified English translation of high school transcripts or college transcripts, if applicable, must accompany applications. 
  • In cases where high school graduation is expected after the application deadline for admission, acceptance at Fairmont State would be given to the prospective student with the understanding that the student successfully complete the necessary academic requirements and submit proof of graduation. Photo copies will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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