Preparing leaders to coordinate, deliver, and advocate for school health education programs for children and youth in grades Pre-K through 12.

Southern Connecticut State University’s unique Master of Science in School Health Education emphasizes the importance of creating an environment in which students are most likely to choose healthy behaviors that support academic success and positive life outcomes. Graduates of the program gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead, coordinate, deliver, and advocate for school health education programs for children and youth in grades pre-K through 12.

With the option of full- or part-time enrollment, as well as on-ground, on-line and hybrid courses, students address a broad range of issues, from curriculum development and advocacy to health communications and effective policy. Graduates enter the health education field equipped to shape change as impassioned leaders of wellness.

Program Highlights

  • 30-credit flexible program – on-ground, online, hybrid
  • Program explores the latest health and education policies, behavior theories, curriculum development, selection and design of assessment strategies, skills-based teaching strategies, program planning, and evaluation
  • Full-time (three semesters plus summer) or part-time (two years plus summer) program
  • Addresses workforce demands, given the new 1.0 credit Connecticut state high school graduation requirements in health education
  • Meets the requirements for certified teachers seeking a cross-endorsement in health education

Program Requirements

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Contact Us

School of Graduate and Professional Studies 
501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT 06515
Buley Library, BU 444-448
GradAdmissions@SouthernCT.edu
(203) 392-9670
 

Bonnie Edmondson, Ed.D.
edmondsonb1@southernct.edu
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
School Health Education
(203) 392-5360

 

Department of Health and Movement Sciences
Phone: (203) 392-6080