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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/health/school/curriculum.html

Health Science Department

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.

School Health Option

Required General Education (19 credits)

  • BIOL 100: Our Natural World (4)
  • CMST 102: Public Speaking (3) (GE,  Goal Area 1B)
  • FCS 140: Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • HLTH 101:  Health and the Environment (3) (GE, Goal Area 10)
  • HLTH 210:  First Aid and CPR (3) (GE, Goal Area 11)
  • KSP 220W: Human Relations in a Multicultural Society (3)

Required Courses in KSP (27 credits)

  • Level 1–KSP 222:  Introduction to the Learner (2) (KSP 220W Coreq.)
  • Level 1 or 2 - KSP 202: Technology Integration in the Classroom (2)
  • Level 2-KSP 330: Planning, Instruction and Evaluation in the Classroom (5)
  • Level 3-KSP 440: Creating Learning Environments (3) (KSP 440, KSP 442 Coreq.)
  • Level 3-KSP 442: Reading, Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3) (KSP 440, KSP 442 Coreq.)
  • Level 4-KSP 464: Professional Seminar (1)
  • Level 4-KSP 477: Student Teaching (11)

KSP 220W Human Relations in a Multicultural Society is included in the required general election section.  Therefore, total professional education credits count in this section will be 27 instead of 30

Core Courses (35 Hours)

  • BIOL 220:  Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 310: Basics of Human Physiology (4) (NOTE: Prereq for HLTH 454)
  • CHEM 106: Chemistry of Life Process Part 1 (3) (General)
  • HLTH 212:  Consumer Health (3)
  • HLTH 240: Drug Education (3)
  • HLTH 260:  Introduction to Health Education (3) (HLTH 101 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 311:  Family Life and Sex Education (3)
  • HLTH 320:  School Health Education  (3) (HLTH 101, 260 Prerequisite; Spring Only)
  • HLTH 410:  Current Health Issues (3) 
  • HLTH 420W:  Health Teaching Methods 2 (HLTH 320 Prerequisite; Fall only) 
  • HLTH 454:  Chronic and Infectious Diseases (3) (HLTH 260 and BIOL 220 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 475:  Biostatistics (3) (MATH 110 or higher Prerequisite)

Major Restricted Electives  (Choose 3 credits)

  • HTLH 361:  Health Communications & Advocacy (4) (HLTH 260 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 440:  Teaching First Aid and CPR (2) (HLTH 210 Prerequisite)
  • HLTH 441:  Death Education (3)
  • HLTH 450:  Environmental Health (3) 
  • HLTH 459:  Critical Topics in Health (Variable)
  • HTLH 460:  Intro to Epidemiology (3) 
  • HP 414:  Physiology of Exercise (3) (BIOL 310 Prerequisite)

Other:

  • Complete PRAXIS I (PPST):  (Basic Skills Exam)
  • Admission to Professional Education – Application to professional education (minimum 32 credit hours; minimum cumulative GPA 2.75;
  • Apply to Student Teaching:  one year before ST
  • Complete MTLE (Health Education)
Minimum Number of Hours for Graduation:  120 Credit Hours