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M.S. School Health Education

Health education is foundational to the health and achievement of students. Students must develop the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to make healthy and responsible decisions. Successful planning and implementation of a school health education program requires active family, school, and community involvement to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

Southern’s Master of Science in School Health Education prepares school health educators for leadership roles in the field of school health education. Our mission is to prepare leaders with the skills and knowledge to coordinate, teach, and advocate for school health education programs for grades pre-K through twelve.

Students will be engaged in a contemporary program addressing curriculum development; selection and design of assessment strategies; skills-based teaching strategies; program planning, promotion, and evaluation; advocacy; and health communications.

This graduate program is designed to support the individual learners through real-life experiences and whenever possible, application within their current school communities.

Courses in this 30-credit program are offered in online, hybrid, or on-ground format.
(Pending approval for launch in Fall 2019.)


The School Health Education Program is in the Exercise Science Department. The Exercise Science Department is one of six departments in the School of Health and Human Services.

Contact Us

Bonnie Edmondson Dr. Bonnie Edmondson, Program Coordinator 
 School Health Education Program
 Southern Connecticut State University
 501 Crescent St., Pelz Gym 002 (mailing address)
 New Haven, CT 06515

 (203) 392-5360
 Fax: (203) 392-6093