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Exercise Science - Health Education Minor with Teaching Licensure (K-8 and 5-12)

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In light of the nation’s changing and ever-evolving health needs, BVU’s exercise science health education degree with teaching licensure minor prepares students to be outstanding health educators in the K-8 or 5-12 classroom. BVU’s health education with teaching licensure minor prepares students to become experts in instructing others on proper diets and exercises to prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help the next generation understand how to live a healthy lifestyle, both physically and psychologically.

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Why should I earn a health education minor with teaching licensure?

Advocate

Help students live healthy lifestyles and advise on diet, exercise, and mental health. 

Impact

Be the turning point in a young person’s life when you help them develop and celebrate their physicality — no matter their ability. 

Play

Enjoy an active career where you’re moving every day and celebrating play. 

What Can I Do With an Exercise Science Health Education Minor

  • Physical education teacher (with education major)
  • Recreation program supervisor
  • Community health advocate

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Why study exercise science health education with Teaching Licensure at BVU?

Top-Notch Equipment

Exercise science health education students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This includes the new human performance laboratory, which houses a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake.

Unified Sports Day

Each fall, BVU students help put together Unified Sports Day in partnership with Special Olympics Iowa. The event is designed to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, and gives athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to spend the day on campus with BVU coaches, staff, and faculty.

Health Education Degree with Teaching Licensure (K-8 and 5-12) Courses

  • Minor in Exercise Science Health Education with Teaching Licensure (24 Credit Hours)

     

      Minor in Exercise Science Health Education with Teaching Licensure (K-8 & 5-12): 6 credit hours from

      • BIOL 108 Human Reproduction and Development
      • EXSC 352 Exercise Physiology with Lab
      • EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport
      • PSYC 201 Child Development or PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC 203 Social Psychology
      • PSYC 239 Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 265 Health Psychology
      • SCWK 100 Modern Social Problems or SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
      • SCWK 353 Social Intervention with Families

      6 credit hours from

      • BIOL 108 Human Reproduction and Development
      • EXSC 352 Exercise Physiology with Lab
      • EXSC 435 Psycho-Social Dimensions of Sport
      • PSYC 201 Child Development or PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC 203 Social Psychology
      • PSYC 239 Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 265 Health Psychology
      • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or SOCI 100 Modern Social Problems
      • SCWK 353 Social Intervention with Families

      Additional certification for non-exercise science majors

      • Select the courses consistent with the level of your teaching endorsement

      K-8 Teaching Licensure

      • EDUC 360 Elementary Health and Physical Education Methods and Field Experience
      • TEAC 412 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Elementary Exercise Science

      5-12 Teaching Licensure

      • SEDU 365 Methods of Reading in the Content Areas
      • SEDU 431 Methods of Teaching Secondary Health and Physical Education and Field Experience
      • TEAC 422 Professional Seminar III: Student Teaching in Secondary Exercise Science

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