As part of the Maine Department of Education’s commitment to supporting schools in the delivery of effective prekindergarten through grade 12 health education instructional programs, this page provides resources to support implementation of Maine’s health education standards. Other undergraduate majors offered by the Health and Human Performance Department that lead to a B.S. include Athletic Training ; Exercise Science ; Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies ; and Physical Education Both a B.S. and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree are available through the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology concentration under the Speech and Theatre major.
The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health education.
Although some parents have difficulty attending evening meetings, school districts are finding other ways to reach out to parents—for instance, through educational TV broadcasts with call-in capacities, Saturday morning breakfast meetings, and activities for parents and children together, organized to promote good health (a walk/run, a dance, a heart-healthy luncheon).
In order for a candidate to sit for an exam they must have either a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited institution, and an official transcript that shows a major in health education, Community Health Education, Public Health Education, or School Health Education, etc.
At the heart of the new approach was the role of a health educator 5 A health educator is a professionally prepared individual who serves in a variety of roles and is specifically trained to use appropriate educational strategies and methods to facilitate the development of policies, procedures, interventions, and systems conducive to the health of individuals, groups, and communities” (Joint Committee on Terminology, 2001, p. 100).