This major prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work with individuals and groups to enhance well-being. They will develop specific health education and pedagogical knowledge that is applicable in a diverse range of settings. Experiential learning in a variety of contexts (eg, mental health, sexuality, and nutrition) will allow students to recognise factors that influence health and to develop a wide range of strategies to address them.
Students will engage in debate and critical reflection on a range of contemporary health issues. Through this engagement, students will develop an understanding of ethical issues and principles, a respect for the autonomy and choice of both individuals and groups, and competency in collaborative and consultative ways of working.
Career options for students who major in Health Education include employment in health-related institutions and agencies such as Community and Public Health (in Nutrition, Sexuality, Health Promoting Schools, and Mental Health teams), Drug and Alcohol agencies, Family Planning, the Mental Health Foundation, Nutrition Advisories, Red Cross, and teaching Health Education in secondary schools to a senior NCEA level (teaching qualification required).
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College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
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