Health Education

Preparing students to assess individual student and community needs, plan and implement health education programs, evaluate the effectiveness of coordinated school health programs and serve as a resource person in health education.

Students in Health Education learn anatomy using a human skeleton.Husson University's Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education provides students with an avenue to major in Health Education, with a provisional endorsement in Physical Education.

Some reasons to consider Husson's B.S. in Health Education program:

  • Maine Teaching Certification is reciprocal with some other states. Note: Health Educations students should check with other states that require the teaching certification.
  • Some K-12 school systems prefer to hire dual certification students who can teach both Physical Education and Health Education.
  • Husson University has the only teacher education program in the State of Maine to offer both health education and physical education certifications.
  • Husson's Health Education program serves as a strong compliment for our Physical Education program since many physical education teachers in schools are also responsible for teaching health education classes.
  • First-year Clinical observations and then Practicum experiences throughout the four years allow students immediate access to K-12 schools in both Health Education and Physical Education. There are four field experiences prior to student teaching!
  • 15 weeks of Student Teaching must be completed separately in Health Education once PRAXIS I and II are passed. Extensive tutorial support is offered for PRAXIS I and II. If students complete an additional 15 weeks of student teaching in Physical Education and pass the PRAXIS II in Physical Education, they are eligible for dual certification.
  • Portfolio work (required for certification) is completed in the student's final year during the capstone seminar.
  • Husson students can attend the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) state convention and have earned awards, done presentations and presided over sessions. Attending the Eastern District Association (AAHPERD) convention is also possible.
  • Husson University emphasizes experiential learning! It is excellence in action, as authentic teaching and learning experiences are provided throughout a student's matriculation!
  • Husson students host events at the Wellness Fair, Community Fitness Day, and Student Orientation. Come join the fun!

For more information

Name Phone and Email Address
Cindy Connelley, Ed.D., C.H.E.S.
Assistant Professor
126 Living Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401