College of Health Sciences

School Health Education Pre-K - 12

What is School Health Education?

School health education seeks to provide students with the teaching skills and learning opportunities they need to help promote healthful, voluntary choices in the behaviors of individuals, groups, or communities. Today’s school health educators are valued for their ability to help young people in grades pre K-12 make informed decisions about protecting and improving their personal health. (click here for school health checksheet)  

Why UT’s School Health Education Program

Health education students at the University of Toledo have the opportunity to learn from and work with nationally recognized leaders in the field of health education.The school health education faculty include Dr. Susan Telljohann , Dr. Joseph Dake , and Ms. Andrea Reams . Collectively, these faculty bring over 50 years of teaching experience and have worked in the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels.

 Past graduates from the School Health Education Program have won national awards from the American School Health Association, the American Association for Health Education, and state awards from the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

What are the Job Opportunities in School Health Education?

In the past 5 years, more than 90% of the school health education graduates have secured teaching positions. Our graduates are employed throughout Ohio and other states including Michigan, Maryland, South Carolina, and Florida.

Job prospects improve if a student graduates with licensure in both school health and physical education. Students at UT can choose to dual enroll in the newly developed Physical Education program at Bowling Green State University that begins Fall 2012. (click here for the dual school health and physical education checksheet)

Last Updated: 3/23/15