School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

For more information, visit the Web at http://coe.unomaha.edu/hper or call 402-554-2670.

For more information…

please call 402-554-2670.

School Health Education

The school health education program is designed to prepare candidates for health education positions in secondary schools. Candidates must have a gpa of 2.75, no grade lower than than “C-” in required classes and no incompletes in health education courses to student teach and be recommended for graduation.

Candidates must meet the general education requirements. Candidates receiving school health education certification must complete the professional education sequence.

The following hours are also required of those seeking certification: HED 1500, Foundations of Health Education; HED 2070, Drug Awareness; PE 2880, Basic Physiology and Anatomy; HED 2310, Healthful Living; HED 2850, Stress Management; HED 3030, First Aid; HED 3080, Health Concepts of Sexual Development; HPER 3090, Applied Nutrition; HED 3310, General Safety Education; HED 4000, Methods and Materials in Health Education; HED 4040, Prevention and Control of Disease; HED 4060, School Health Programs; GERO/HED 4550, Health Aspects of Aging; HED 4960 Health Education: Planning and Organization; TED 4000, Methods in Second Teaching Field; plus 12 credit hours of student teaching.

Community Health Education

The community health educator is prepared to start a career as a health promoter or educator in community, work site and/or public health. The program provides opportunities for the student to: become a reflective practitioner in health education; develop critical thinking on health issues; sharpen health-oriented community organization skills; advocate for public health.

Students must meet the general education requirements. Additionally, students must complete: PE 2880 Basic Physiology and Anatomy, BIOL 1330 Environmental Biology, a SPCH course, a SOC course, a PSYC course, and a PSCI course. Students must have an overall gpa of 2.5, no grade lower than a “C-” in required classes, and no incompletes in health education courses in order to be assigned a practicum and to be recommended for graduation.

Students must complete the following 64 hours of course work: HED 1500, Foundations of Health Education; JOUR 1500, Intro to Mass Communication; HED 2070, Drug Awareness; SOC 2130, Basic Statistics or PSYC 3130, Statistics for Behavioral Science; PA 2170, Intro to Public Administration; SPCH 2410, Small Group Communication; HED 2850, Stress Management; HED 3080, Health Aspects of Sexual Development; HPER 3090, Applied Nutrition; HED 3310, General Safety Education; PE 3900, Motivation for Physical Activity; HED 4000, Methods and Materials in Health Education; HED 4040, Prevention and Control of Disease; HED 4130, Community Health; HED 4550, Health Aspects of Aging; HED 4700, Women’s Health & Issues of Diversity; HED 4950, Public Health Leadership & Advocacy; HED 4960 Health Education—Planning and Organization; HED 4990, Field Practicum in Community Health.