Prepare to teach health and physical education courses to K–12 grade levels and coach any sport with an emphasis on healthy lifestyle management and physical fitness.
Health Enhancement K-12 – B.S. in Health Enhancement (Health & Physical Education) K-12
Health enhancement K-12 in the Department of Health & Human Development at Montana State offers a comprehensive approach to combining the areas of health education and physical education. This contemporary curriculum focuses on the achievement of healthy lifestyles through skillful movement with an emphasis on physical fitness, healthy lifestyle management skills and understanding of the total self (physical, intellectual, emotional and social). In addition to the traditional approach to teaching fundamental movement, skills and games, this curriculum emphasizes the overall health of the individual and enhances critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills of future teachers and their students.
University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.
Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.
Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Health Enhancement K-12 students at Montana State University go into careers such as:
- Elementary School Teaching
- Middle School Teaching
- High School Teaching
To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.