Minor in Health Education

A trainer assists a customer in a gym.

The minor in health education is meant to allow students to further explore educational theories and practices specific to health education. Students who complete this minor will be prepared to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist exam, a nationally recognized certification. This minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education's Student Services Center.

The minor in health education requires 18 credits hours, consisting of the following:

Required Courses         Credits
AFAM 310   Black Health Matters: Social Determinants of Health in the African American Community     3
HPED 102   Health Education as a Discipline     3
HPED 202   Health Education Content     3
HPED 403   Teaching Health Education     2
HPED 305   Concepts of Peer Health Education     3
HPED 493   Field Experience I    
Total Hours         18


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare a minor in education and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the coursework in the minor.



Other Undergraduate Minors

Ready To Get Started?