shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Health Science

Page address:

From the Chairperson's Desk

Welcome to the Department of Health Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The faculty and I greatly appreciate your interest in our department and its programs. This website introduces you to the department and its faculty and programs. These programs include undergraduate programs in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Community Health Education, and School Health Education, a Post-Baccalaureate Program in School Health Education, and graduate programs in Community Health Education and School Health Education. Please feel free to contact me or any of the Health Science faculty for further information or guidance related to our programs or the department.

Marlene K. Tappe, Ph.D., M.C.H.E.S.

Professor and Chair

Department of Health Science
213 Highland Center North
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

Mission of the Department of Health Science:

The Department of Health Science is committed to promoting health, preventing disease, and improving upon the quality of life through education, scholarships, and service to the local, state, regional, national, and global community. Integral to educational components of its mission, the Department of Health Science offers the following programs:


  • Alcohol and Drug Studies, BS
  • Community Health Education, BS
  • School Health Education, BS
  • Health and Physical Education, BS (interdisciplinary program with the Department of Human Performance)

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

  • School Health Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
  • Public Health Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

Graduate Programs

  • School Health Education, MS
  • Community Health Education, MS

In additiona to these undergraduate and graduate programs, the Department of Health Science is working in collaboration with the Department of Family and Consumer Science and the Department of Human Performance to develop interdisciplinary approaches to Wellness Coaching.