SU Announces New Health Education Minor for Fall 2023 – Thursday January 12, 2023

Thursday January 12, 2023

SALISBURY, MD—As the need for health educators across Maryland grows due to new high school diploma requirements, a new minor at Salisbury University will help produce more teachers qualified in health studies.

Scheduled to begin in fall 2023, the health education minor is geared toward education majors outside of public health fields to supplement knowledge needed to pass the P-12 Praxis II exam in health content certification.

“The minor complements any program of study, allowing students to pursue their interests in areas such as disease prevention, sexual health, public health policy, epidemiology, health communication and social determinants of health,” said Dr. Brandye Nobiling, associate professor and Public Health Program director. “Our goal is to prepare future educators across disciplines who want to incorporate the foundations of health education and health behavior in their classrooms.”

Courses in the minor are pre-existing from areas across the College of Health and Human Services.

“The minor is very flexible to tailor to students’ interests and career goals while also filling a need across the state for more health teachers,” said Nobiling.

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