Health Education Minor

Become endorsed in school health education and increase your value as a future educator.

The inclusion of health concepts in K-12 curriculum has become more and more common. It’s more beneficial than ever to seek this additional knowledge and education. The school health education minor is a perfect addition for any teaching major looking to become endorsed in teaching health education through the Iowa Department of Education.

Through this minor, you'll not only become qualified for endorsement, but also become first aid and CPR-certified before student teaching. Show prospective employers that you care about health education and are certified to teach it!

Interested in a Health Education Minor?

Contact us directly at:

Department of Health, Recreation & Community Services
WRC 203
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Phone: 319-273-6316

Courses & Endorsements


Check out the list below with some of the courses that our health education minors get to take. Keep in mind that, regardless of which endorsement you choose, you must complete 26 hours of the required coursework to complete this minor.

  • Community and Public Health
  • Stress and Coping
  • Mental Health and Well-Being in the Classroom
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
  • Dynamics of Human Development
  • First Aid and CPR for Physical Educators
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Adapted Physical Education


For this minor, there are two possible tracks you can take that will lead to different endorsements. Upon successful completion of these tracks, you’ll either receive the K-8 Health Endorsement #137 or the 5-12 Health Endorsement #138 through the Iowa Department of Education. These endorsements will further demonstrate that you have the skills necessary to teach health to K-8 or 5-12 students.