Health Studies Teacher Licensure

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The Teacher Education minor in Health is focused on meeting the needs of 6-12 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.

Hours Required


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

Research opportunities in the areas of backpack use, bullying, shopping carts, and sexting.

Student Professional Organizations

Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary:

Professional Development Opportunities

Attendance at state and national conferences.


Carl Sexton Memorial Scholarship

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Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

driver safety, substance abuse, aging, perceptions of personal responsibility, spirituality and health, humor and health, adolescent health, near-death experiences, 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.

Department of Health Studies Teacher Licensure, Lantz Building 1211
Contact Name: Robert P. Bates, Department Chair
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