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The minor in health education is meant to allow students to further explore educational theories and practices specific to health education. Students who complete this minor will be prepared to pass the Certified Health Education Specialist exam, a nationally recognized certification. This minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education's Student Services Center.

The minor in health education requires 18 credits hours, consisting of:

Course Title Hours
AFAM 310Black Health Matters: Social Determinants of Health in the African American Community3
HPED 102Health Education as a Discipline3
HPED 202Health Education Content3
HPED 305Concepts of Peer Health Education3
HPED 403Teaching Health Education2
HPED 493Field Experience I4
Total Hours18