B.Sc. On Campus

School Health Education

Kent State University

48 months
20463 USD/year
20463 USD/year
11587 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in School Health Education offered at the Kent State University prepares individuals to teach health education in the schools. Graduates are eligible to pursue the state's multi-age licensure. Students complete a variety of field experiences and a culminating student teaching experience.


The Health and Physical Education optional concentration allows students to seek Ohio teacher licensure in both health education and physical education. The program is designed to be completed in five years and can allow students to satisfy up to 12 credit hours of program requirements with graduate courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the School Health Education program offered at the Kent State University will be able to:

  • Analyze factors affecting the successful implementation of health education and Coordinated School Health (CSH); select media and resources best suited to implement plans for diverse learners; exhibit competence in carrying out planned programs; and monitor educational programs, adjusting objectives and instructional strategies as necessary.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of CSH; develop plans to assess student achievement of program objectives; carry out evaluation plans; interpret results of program evaluation; and infer implications of evaluation findings for future programs.
  • Coordinate provision of health education programs and services and develop a plan for comprehensive school health education with other components of a school health program; demonstrate the dispositions and skills to facilitate cooperation among health educators, other teachers and appropriate school staff; formulate practical modes of collaboration among health educators in all settings and other school and community health professionals; and organize professional development programs for teachers, other school personnel, community members and other interested individuals.
  • Utilize computerized health information retrieval systems effectively; establish effective consultative relationships with those requesting assistance in solving health-related problems; interpret and respond to requests for health information; and select effective educational resource materials for dissemination.
  • Communicate health information needs, concerns, and resources; interpret concepts, purposes, and theories of health education; predict the impact of social value systems on health education programs; select a variety of communication methods and techniques in providing health information; and foster communication between health care providers and consumers.
  • Obtain health-related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests of students; distinguish between the behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being; and determine health education needs based on observed and obtained data.
  • Recruit school and community representatives to support and assist in program planning; develop a logical scope and sequence plan for a health education program; formulate appropriate and measurable learner objectives; and design educational strategies consistent with specified learner objectives.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and school health education by: analyzing and responding to factors that impact current and future needs in comprehensive school health education, applying a variety of communication methods and techniques, advocating for school health education and demonstrating professionalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Reading and Writing in Adolescence/Adulthood
  • Education in a Democratic Society
  • Educational Psychology
  • Personal Health
  • Teaching Health to Young Learners
  • Introduction to Health Education
  • Health Education Theories
  • Drug Use and Misuse
  • Methods and Applications of Health Education
  • Human Sexuality
  • Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education
  • Health Coaching
  • Administration of School Health Programs
  • Sexuality Education Programs
  • Drug Abuse and Violence Education Programs
  • Educational Technology
  • Science of Human Nutrition
  • Introduction to Exceptionalities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

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General requirements

  • he freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
  •  The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University

Tuition Fee

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    20463 USD/year
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    20463 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11587 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11587 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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