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Rebuild the Health and Wellness of our Society Through Schools

Our curriculum prepares students to become teachers and leaders of school wellness

Health and Physical Teacher Education: School Wellness Education

Offered by: Physical and Health Education

Do you want to inspire young people to learn  healthy habits that will decrease their chances of long-term health problems? Are you passionate about motivating children to start lifelong well-being behaviors that will lead them to healthy futures? Look no further than SRU's School Wellness Education concentration.

Today's K-12 students are spending less time engaging in independent playtime outside and are increasingly living sedentary lifestyles. A Health, Wellness, and Physical Educator can make all the difference in students' lives.

Why Choose School Wellness Education?

If you want to teach the next generation of students to embrace well-being and healthy lifestyles, the School Wellness Education major is perfect for you. As a School Wellness major, you educate and empower K-12 students to be physically active, make positive choices, and establish healthy behaviors.

Still not sure you should choose School Wellness? Read about how SRU is leading the nation in refocusing our curriculum to meet the needs of today's society, particularly children in K-12, by focusing on movement and wellness as a means for preventing chronic health problems.

What Will You Learn?

The School Wellness Education program is based on the following seven components of living well:

  • Physical (activity and movement);
  • Fueling your body (nutrition);
  • Social and emotional wellness (strategies for managing stress, anxiety and depression);
  • The human body (muscles, bones and organs);
  • The human body response (benefits of wellness or consequences for lack of);
  • Health-related fitness (training principles); and
  • Injury prevention and wellness (self, others and environment).

Careers in School Wellness Education

As a graduate from the School Wellness Education program, you will be certified to be an effective and successful Health, Wellness, and Physical Educator in a K-12 setting. The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in Teacher Education.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Aquatic club
  • FIT club
  • PHE club
  • APA club
  • Adventure Fitness club