Health education is a social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical, and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.
Health education is the development of individual, group, institutional, community, and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior.
The job of a health educator is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities as well as the living and working conditions that influence their health.
Health and Physical Ed. Teacher
Therapy Dance instructor
Early childhood motor skills instructor
Outdoor education instructor
Sports medicine physician*
Youth sports coach
Protective service worker
Agency Recreation Leader
*These occupations would require further education and/or certification. Others above also may require further education and/or certification.
Assess physical education needs and place in classes in accordance with their health status and ability.
Direct and guide people in a broad range of activities to help them develop skills such as accuracy, agility, balance, coordination, power, rhythm, strength, timing, and other attributes needed in physical activities.
Lead groups in classes in games, dance, gymnastics, and fitness activities.
Teach a sports skills.
Instruct students in nutrition, the use of equipment.
Prepare a budget for materials and equipment.
Meet with parents, school counselors, and school staff, to keep the community informed about the physical education and sports programs.
American Association for Health Education-Serves health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies.