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Health Education, A.A.
Do you Want to Teach and Promote Positive Health?
If you like helping others and want to share the importance of health through education, a career in health education may be what you're looking for. As a health educator you can work in a variety of health related fields such as health management, counseling, nutrition and community health.
Obtaining a four-year degree will lead to certification in teaching health education, and Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies by offering the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs. You are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university you plan to attend as they may have additional requirements for admission to a teacher‐preparatory program.
The state of Florida requires a thorough background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement prior to students entering the classroom for observations. The College requires the submission of written verification of approved and completed background checks before students may complete on‐site course requirements.
Health Education Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I
EDF1005, Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
HSC2100, Personal and Community Health
HUN1201, Principles of Nutrition
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Select 8 hours
DEP2001, Infant and Child Psychology
What can you do with Health Education?
In this field, people find careers as:
Health Education Specialists
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Florida State University
Are you Ready to Get Started?
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.