The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics’ health programs is to develop students’ capacity to attain career success in the health professions and to act as leaders in a dynamic, multicultural world through educational experiences and a learning environment that is reflective, collaborative, and transformative.
The B.A. in Secondary Education - Health prepares students for health education teaching positions in secondary school settings (grades 6-12). Health education teachers significantly contribute to the health and well-being of school-aged children both in the classroom and as school health leaders.
A Northeastern Illinois University B.A in Secondary Education - Health prepares students to:
assess population and school health needs and assets
plan health education interventions for diverse populations
implement and manage health education interventions in diverse settings
conduct evaluation and research related to health education programming
serve as a health resource person for students, school staff, and the community
Employers know our graduates demonstrate the skills and dispositions of competent, ethical, collaborative, compassionate health professionals who seek to make significant differences in the well-being of others.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education - Health and the courses offered toward the degree.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics (HPERA) at (773) 442-5560.
Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.
We offer an education with value.