soe-healtheducation-minor

The health minor may be completed by students in physical education or by teachers already licensed to teach at an appropriate level in Wisconsin.

This minor prepares teachers to (1) teach health as a separate course or as a planned integral part of other areas of instruction and (2) assist the school administration and teaching staff in developing a broad school health program.

Certification in a major area of interest must accompany the completion of this minor; students cannot be certified to only teach health.

Upon admission into their teacher education degree program in the School of Education, students should meet immediately with the health education program coordinator, Cindy Kuhrasch, ckuhrasch@education.wisc.edu, to develop a course schedule and to be authorized for the following required courses:

KINES/​CURRIC/​ELPA  541 Organization and Administration of School Health Programs3
KINES/​CURRIC  542 Teacher Education About Alcohol and Other Drugs3
KINES/​CURRIC  561 Teacher Education in Human Sexuality3
KINES/​CURRIC  567 Issues, Materials and Methods in Health Education3

Registration in this coursework is contingent upon this meeting.

To indicate the intent to complete the health education minor, students should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

Complete a minimum of 30 credits to include all coursework below. A minimum 2.75 GPA is required, based on all UW–Madison coursework included in the minor requirements.

The program coordinator for the health minor is Cindy Kuhrasch, ckuhrasch@education.wisc.edu. Students may also wish to consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651.

Upon acceptance into a major program in the School of Education, students should meet immediately with the health education program advisor to work out a schedule and to be authorized for required Kines/Curric courses KINES/​CURRIC/​ELPA  541, KINES/​CURRIC  542, KINES/​CURRIC  561, and KINES/​CURRIC  567. Registration in this coursework is contingent upon this meeting.

Core Requirements (22–24 credits)

KINES 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support 12
KINES/​CURRIC  501 Health Information for Teachers3
ANAT&PHY 335 Physiology (formerly Physiol 335)5
KINES/​CURRIC/​ELPA  541 Organization and Administration of School Health Programs3
KINES/​CURRIC  542 Teacher Education About Alcohol and Other Drugs3
KINES/​CURRIC  561 Teacher Education in Human Sexuality3
KINES/​CURRIC  567 Issues, Materials and Methods in Health Education3
KINES 568 Student Teaching in Health Education2-8

Breadth Requirements (8 credits)

Choose from the following list. A wide variety of other relevant courses related to teaching about health are offered on campus. Substitution of another course (maximum of 3 credits) is possible, but must be approved in advance by the health program advisor.

CNSR SCI 478 Consumer Information3
COM ARTS 325 Media and Human Behavior3
FOOD SCI 120 Science of Food3
NUTR SCI 132 Nutrition Today3
NUTR SCI/​A A E/​AGRONOMY/​INTER-AG  350 World Hunger and Malnutrition3
KINES 100 Exercise, Nutrition, and Health2
SOC/​PSYCH  160 Human Sexuality: Social and Psychological Issues3-4
SOC WORK/​NURSING/​S&A PHM  105 Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach2
SOC WORK 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse2-4
ENVIR ST 112 Environmental Studies: The Social Perspective3