Master of Science in School Health Education

The Master of Science in School Health Education prepares professionals for positions in schools as licensed health education teachers and coordinators. Flexibility is the cornerstone of the degree. Participants can choose a thesis or non-thesis track and use 15-17 elective credits to "build their own program" based on personal interest, need and career planning. Participating teachers can upgrade their teaching skills and stay abreast of cutting edge knowledge in the filed. Additionally, non-certified teaching individuals can use the program to move toward teacher certification.

Graduates Are Prepared To:

  • assess, plan, and implement effective health education curricula in the school setting
  • coordinate, manage, and provide leadership for connecting health education instruction within the school setting and with community agencies
  • serve as a resource for health education advocate and promote policy related to comprehensive school health programs
  • provide leadership in establishing and maintaining healthy school environments conduct research and interpret the results of health-related research

Graduates Are Employed In:

  • public and private schools
  • regional education agencies
  • state education agencies
  • public and private agencies

Rolling admissions in this program.

Use the following link to learn more about the School Health Education 910 Add-on Program.

Graduate students in the College of Science and Health can have many of their questions answered online at the Graduate Advising Website.

Additional information for HEHP Graduate Students may be found in the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Guidebook (pdf).


Dr. Tracy J. Caravella,
UW - La Crosse
Health Education & Health Promotion,
200 Mitchell Hall
1725 State Street
HEHP Department Information
FAX 608-785-6792