A-Z Index

Health Education

Program(s) Available: Minor

The minor in health education is designed for students who want to teach health in kindergarten through grade 12 or in public health settings. Faculty focus on productive teaching strategies and content related to the wellness wheel including physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and occupational well-being.

Why Study Health Education at Northwest

Students get experience in the Anita Aldrich Human Performance lab where they practice a variety of services including sub-maximal and maximal-graded exercise testing, cholesterol screening, lung capacity measurement, bone density scanning, general fitness and movement assessment, and exercise prescription.

What majors align well with a Health Education minor?

Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center

The Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center is available for students to gain experiences in managing facilities, developing programs and personal training.

Students experience between 480 and 560 hours of profession-based opportunities during supervised internships lasting 12 to 16 weeks. Internships are available at cardiac rehabilitation facilities, private and not-for-profit wellness and fitness centers, municipal health agencies, senior centers, long-term care facilities and athletic training centers. 

Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center

Hy-Vee Kids Fit

Hy-Vee Kids Fit helps students learn about fitness and fun ways to get active. Student teachers at Northwest participate in this event and guide students through the programming.

Hy-Vee Kids Fit

Martindale Hall Renovation

Martindale Hall, the home of Northwest's School of Health Science and Wellness will have seven new lab spaces through the new renovation, including a Sport Science lab and Recreation and Abilities lab.

Martindale Hall Renovation
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