EdM in Health Education

Licensure Track (Grades K–12)

The school health education sequence prepares students to teach health education at both the elementary and secondary school level. This sequence is a Massachusetts state-approved licensure program.

Core Coursework (28 cr)

  • SED ED 500/501 Foundations of Educational Practices/Lab (6 cr)
  • SED DS 502 Adolescent Development (2 cr)
  • SED PE 502 Movement/Physical Activity (2 cr)
  • SED HE 722 Development of the Health Curriculum (4 cr)
  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 cr)
  • SED PE 513 Practical Applications for PE and HE—Pre-Practicum (4 cr)
  • SED HE 720 Selected Problems in Health Education (4 cr)
  • SED SE 510 Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction (2 cr)

    Practicum (8 cr)

    SED HE 554 Health Education Student Teaching
    Students participate in a practicum experience under the direction of a licensed supervising practitioner.

    Additional Requirements for Licensure

    • A minimum of one class in human anatomy/physiology (taken prior to entry into the program or before graduation)
    • An updated certificate in basic first aid and CPR

    Non-Licensure Track

    The community health education sequence addresses the broad range of services offered to communities through health agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation organizations, neighborhood centers, and community action programs. This non-licensure sequence provides students with an academic background in health behavior theory, designing and implementing health interventions as well as a variety of health-related topics.

    Core Coursework (16 cr)

    • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 cr)
    • Any three graduate-level (500 or above) Health Education classes (numbered SED HE 5XX) (12 cr)


    Graduate-level courses, approved by the student’s academic advisor, complete the remaining credits (at least 20) for the EdM.

    The following are related electives students may consider.

    • SED HE 522 Community Health (4 cr)
    • SED HE 523 Applied Nutrition (4 cr)
    • SED HE 724 Sexuality, Culture and Human Development (2 cr)
    • SED HE 720 Selected Problems in Health Education (4 cr)
    • SED SB 721 Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health (4 cr)
    • SED PE 515 Institute on Physical Fitness (4 cr)
    • SED PE 505 Foundations of Sport Science (2 cr)
    • SED PE 705 Analysis of Teaching (4 cr)
    • SED EM 640 Multimedia Presentations for Educators (4 cr)