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As a Health Enhancement K-12 major, you will learn how to teach children the knowledge and skills needed to move with confidence and competence in a wide variety of physical activities. You will also learn the strategies needed to foster personal and social skills that are important to participation in, and enjoyment of, physical activity for a lifetime.

Become a certified Health Enhancement K-12 teacher and teach the youth of today to be fit and active through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Learn to improve the fitness and health through cooperate and fitness games, team and individual sports and lifetime activities while taking courses that blend classroom teaching and hands-on learning.

MSU’s Health Enhancement K-12 major 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 K-12 major is devoted to excellence in learning, leadership, and stewardship.

Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible for teacher 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 portion of the MSU Catalog and the Field Placement and Licensure website.


  • 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


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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