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Health Enhancement K-12 is designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach health enhancement (health and physical education) in grades K-12. Montana State University's Health Enhancement Program is dedicated to preparing professionals capable of delivering diverse programs that promote self-directed, responsible, physically active lifestyles as well as the health and wellness in school aged children and youth in rural settings across the state and region. Students graduating from our program are educated to the highest standards through both classroom and real-life settings. The Health Enhancement Program is devoted to excellence in learning, leadership, and stewardship.

Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for licensure in the state of Montana. For more information on admission to the Teacher Education Program, student teaching, licensure, professional expectations and more, please visit the Teacher Education Program catalog page.  Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.



  • Camp directors
  • Coaches
  • Physical & school health educators
  • Recreational leaders
  • Sport administrators
  • Youth sport activity leaders
  • Senior/adult movement programs
  • Personal trainer
  • Early childhood movement programs
  • Employment in public and private athletic programs with coaching minor


Health Enhancement students

Health Enhancement students

Health Enhancement students


Health enhancement K-12 video


Karie Orendorff

Asst Professor, Program Leader

[email protected]

406 994.6339

121C Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center

Craig Stewart


[email protected]

406 994-6315

121A Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center