Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in Health Education – Field of study catalogue MU
Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in Health Education
“Health is not everything, but without health, everything else is nothing.” (Halfdan Mahler)
The objective of the three-year Bachelor’s degree in Health Education is to prepare professionals with general socio-scientific knowledge covering educational and psychological disciplines, who will be ready to continue in the follow-up Master’s degree in Teaching Health Education. During the course, emphasis is placed on the development of professional skills and knowledge in health science, psychosocial areas and related scientific disciplines that the graduates will use in a practical context or in the Master’s degree. Part of the studies will be to gain industry-specific knowledge and skills in schools and institutions aimed at primary and secondary prevention.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- based on the knowledge in health science and psychosocial areas the graduate will be able to create a holistic concept of health and understand the role of an individual and the society in health promotion and health protection
- to use various resources concerning health promotion and health protection: the graduate will be able to understand, interpret, critically evaluate and present such resources to the audience
- to use professional resources relating to health promotion and health protection the graduate will be able to produce their own text, presentation, project, etc. concerning an issue on health promotion and health protection
- to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities in the capacity of an assistant teacher in health education in schools and in the capacity of a professional in health promotion and health protection in the public sector and non-profit organizations
The knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the studies form the basis of professional competences. The graduate will have a basic professional degree with a didactic component and will be ready to continue in the follow-up Master’s degree in teaching health education or specialized study of health education. According to Section 20 of Act No. 563/2004 Coll., on educational staff as amended, the graduate can work as an assistant teacher, instructor in free-time centres, educator in youth centres, educator in after-school clubs, or in various civic associations engaged in educational activities.
The standard length of studies is 3 years.
A part of the studies is a foreign language, basic knowledge of the language is expected at the minimum level of A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), which is built on in classes.
The system of practical teacher training is designed to develop the students’ professional competences also by means of reflections of the educational reality and self-reflections. In this way the students become fully competent experts in the area of health education.
The content of the final state examination in health education consists of Health Education and defence of a Bachelor's thesis.
Information about detailed content of the state examination and the rules for drafting the Bachelor's thesis can be accessed through the department website.
Graduates from the Bachelor’s degree may (subject to accession criteria) continue in the follow-up Master’s degree in Teacher training for primary and lower secondary schools – Teaching health education for primary and lower secondary schools.