The Teacher Education minor in Health is focused on meeting the needs of 9-12 students in the areas of interpersonal relationships, physical activity, diet, mental/emotional health, human sexuality, and drug use and abuse. Students will be engaged in hands on learning experiences such as implementing a school health fair in a public school setting. Faculty that teach in this area have extensive school health backgrounds and are engaged in practical research activities directed at identifying the needs of school health teachers.
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
Master of Science in Education
Course Catalog Listing
Typical Starting Positions
Public school teacher; this is also a good minor to couple with Physical Education major.
Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates
Illinois public and private schools
Study Abroad Opportunities
See the Student Teaching website for study abroad opportunities.
Research opportunities in the areas of Drinking Games on a College Campus, Asthma and College Students, The Practice of Mindfulness on a College Campus, Clean Water in Haiti.
Student Professional Organizations
Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary: http://www.eiu.edu/healthst/aboutesg.php
Professional Development Opportunities
Attendance at state and national conferences including the Student Case Competition at SOPHE, and internships
Faculty Research Interests
driver safety, substance abuse, aging, perceptions of personal responsibility, health issues on college campuses, humor and health, adolescent health, crisis management, web-based interventions, behavior change, women's health issues, LGBT health issues
Faculty Honors & Awards
Illinois Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Faculty Mentor Award for integrative research, Achievement and Contribution Award recipient in the area of teaching and balanced categories.