School Health Education (A.S.)

Program Coordinators:  Professor Gloria McNamara, (Health Education);
Professor Cara Kronen, (Teacher Education)

School Health Education (SHE) is a professional field in which certified educators convey health information to students of public or private elementary, middle, and secondary schools.This field is expected to grow because of recent initiatives and policies enacted to address the increasing number of school age children and adolescents afflicted with chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity.

School Health Education at BMCC is Co-Coordinated by the Health Education and Teacher Education Departments. Training in school health education will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans that address the multiple dimensions of health. This preparation enables school health educators to effectively promote health and prevent disease among children, adolescents, and other populations.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits. You can transfer to a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in School Health Education (Pre-K to 12th Grade). Senior colleges with accredited bachelor degree programs in this field include CUNY at York College, SUNY at Brockport and Cortland, Hofstra University, Long Island University and Adelphi University.

These suggested careers may require bachelor's or higher degrees.

Make an appointment at the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

Program Electives (Choose at least 5 credits)

ECE 201
The Exceptional Child
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Health Education Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-798
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1453

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m