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Health Education, Multi-age (K-12) Licensure

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The health education licensure prepares teachers in the area of school health education from kindergarten to 12th grade. Curriculum in the program was developed using guidelines from the American Association for Health Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Health Education Standards developed by the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards. 
This licensure is not a stand-alone credential. Candidates must either have, or be in the process of acquiring, a teaching license in physical education. 

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Classes for the health education license may be taken in any order, except the methods and field experience courses, which must be taken last and sequentially (KNPE 4743, then KNPE 4189.30).

Foundations of School Health – 5 credit hours

  • KNSFHP 1103 Introduction to Health and Wellness in America Society (2)
  • KNHES 5651 Health Program Planning (3)

Content Area – 13 credit hours minimum

  • HDFS 3440 Human Sexuality (3)
  • KNPE 2201 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (3)
  • KNSFHP 1104 Stress Management for the College Student (3)
  • KNSFHP 3312 Issues in Alcohol/ Drug Use and Abuse (2)
  • KNSFHP 2250 Cancer Prevention (2)
  • HWIH 2110 Dimensions of Wellness and Resilience (3)
  • HWIH 2220 Wellness in Chronic Conditions I (3)
  • NURSNG 2102 Optimizing Personal Health, Happiness and Well-being (3)

Methods and Field Experience – 6 credit hours

  • KNPE 4743 Teaching Health Educ in Elementary, Middle and High Schools (3)
  • KNPE 4189.30 Practicum in K-12 Health Education (3)
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Degree Requirements 

Upon completion of required coursework, but prior to the practicum, students must pass relevant state assessments. 

Minimum program hours


Minimum GPA

2.75 GPA through coursework

Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Licensure disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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