K-12 Certification

Students interested in obtaining endorsement for Health Education, K-12 Certification should select this concentration. Coursework will prepare you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Admissions Note: A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or a liberal arts degree with a concentration in the sciences, health education, physical education, or nursing is required. Coursework in human anatomy, physiology, and psychology are necessary prerequisites of all content coursework.

All students must provide evidence of college-level coursework or equivalent competencies (audit, portfolio, or exam) in the following areas: exercise theory and programming, CPR, environmental issues in health and disease, first aid/CPR instructor course, drug behavior, sex and family living education, and anatomy and physiology with labs I and II.

Certification-only Option: Students would complete 38-41 credits as listed below, excluding the Master’s Core Component.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Health Education courses will be offered.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Total for MEd in Health Education, K-12 Certification Concentration – 47-50 credits

Certification requirements may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm

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