J. Dearden, T. Hardman, A. Rathbun
Students completing the program are:
- To be familiar with the components of and function each facet of a comprehensive school health or health promotion program.
- To communicate effectively, including the ability to write objectives which address the three domains of education (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor).
- To be able to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate teaching units including various teaching strategies and/or methodologies which address the 75 defined learner outcomes identified in the Kentucky Educational Reform Act.
- To be cognizant of the various types of learners, and the learning strategies/methodologies which will address the needs to each learner classification.
- To develop educational units that encourage cross disciplinary integration.
- To develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- To serve as a facilitator, health advocate, and resource professional for current and future issues in the profession of health for students, teachers, administrators, and the community.
- To identify and effectively utilize appropriate resources pertaining to health.
- To be familiar with professional organizations, current trends, and issues relevant to health.
- To develop classroom skills that will be conducive to the successful accumulation of knowledge and illustrate the applicability to real world situations.
- To successfully develop measurement and evaluation instruments which will assess the health needs of the student as well as effectiveness of instruction.
- To effectively disseminate objective, non-biased health information and activities which will provide the student the opportunity to formulate personal values concerning health-related issues.
- To become familiar with and develop the skills identified within the competencies/responsibilities of an entry-level health educator.
External evaluation practicum/field experiences
PRAXIS Content Area Exams
PRAXIS PLT Exam
Bachelor of Arts
The health major and minor programs prepare individuals for positions in any of the five recognized work settings for health educators school, community, college/university, worksite, or medical.