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,, to develop a course completion schedule. 

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 23 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, 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 for required courses.

Core Requirements (23–24 credits)

KINES 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support 12
ANAT&PHY 235 Human Physiology and Health4
or ANAT&PHY 335 Physiology
KINES/​CURRIC  501 Theory-Based Health Education and Health Promotion Programs3
KINES 547 Skills for Health: Methods and Practicum of Teaching Health3
SOC WORK 453 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse3
Take one of the following: 3-4
Human Sexuality: Social and Psychological Issues
Human Sexuality
Education, Health and Sexuality: Global Perspective and Policies
KINES 566 Promoting Health in the Community3
KINES 568 Student Teaching in Health Education 22
Total Credits23-24