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Health Education Teaching Certificate

What is a Health Education Teaching Certificate?

The Health Education Teaching Certificate is a certificate designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to effectively teach health education to K-14 students. The certificate provides an in-depth understanding of various aspects of health education, including nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, mental health, environmental health, and personal safety. Participants will learn how to create engaging and interactive lesson plans and activities that are evidence-based and aligned with state and national health education standards. The certificate is ideal for educators who want to enhance their teaching skills and explore new teaching approaches in health education.

Participants will be equipped with the tools and resources needed to design and implement effective health education programs in their schools or districts. They will develop a deep understanding of the importance of health education and its impact on the overall well-being of students, schools, and communities. The certificate will prepare educators to address the complex health challenges that students face and provide them with the knowledge and life skills needed to promote healthy behaviors and prevent illness and disease.

The certificate is delivered through a series of online courses, allowing participants to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. The program is taught by experienced health educators and industry professionals, who provide valuable insights and feedback to help participants improve their teaching practice. Upon completion of the certificate, participants will receive a Health Education Teaching Certificate which can help them advance professionally and stand out in a competitive job market.

How do I Earn my Health Education Teaching Certificate?

Select 15 units from any of the elective courses below.
Elective Courses:

Benefits of Earning Your Health Education Teaching Certificate – 100% Online


Learn at your pace 100% online and advance your skills while still working a full-time job.


Enroll in individual courses anytime and take up to an entire year to complete each course. There is no time limit on when you need to complete all the elective courses to earn your certificate.


Instructors are available to give you lifelong individualized support, whether you are a current or previous student.


FPU’s certificate emphasizes the importance of health education and gives time for teachers to practice, engage, and reflect.


Instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.


Professional development courses can help you earn certifications and increase your salary. Some districts offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.

How do I Request my Certificate?

  1. Complete 15 units of elective courses as specified Above.
  2. Click to download the application form.
  3. Return completed application form to CE office, as stated on the form.
  4. Upon receipt of the completed application form, and verification of successful completion of the 15 units, the certificate is awarded and posted to the participant's transcript.