School Health Education
School health educators help students develop healthy lifestyles.
Health teachers develop programs that educate students about physical, mental, social, environmental, and emotional health. They empower students to make healthy decisions throughout their lives.
In addition to schools, health educators work in health care, communities, businesses, and universities.
Point of Pride
One in seven Illinois public school teachers graduate from Illinois State University.
Why study School Health Education?
Teachers are in high-demand in Illinois, especially in the Chicago area. Our teacher education program is rooted in excellence. We prepare the most teachers in the state and rank nationally for quality and value. You’ll study all aspects of health while training to be a well-qualified teacher.
Your hands-on learning experience starts as soon as you enroll in the program. You’ll observe a variety of diverse classrooms and end with student teaching. Our dedicated faculty will be there to support your whole journey.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!