2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Health and Safety (Teacher Education) M.A. or M.S.

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(32 credits minimum)

The master’s degree program in health and safety requires a minimum of 32 credit hours of which at least one-half must be at the 600 level. A minimum of 18 to 24 credits (depending on the area of specialization) must be taken within the department, and (again, depending on the area of specialization) a minimum of six credit hours must be taken outside the department. Two degrees are offered for some of the specializations: the M.A., requiring a six-credit thesis; and the M.S., which entails a three-credit individual field research project. The minimum time to complete the course of study on a full-time basis is normally one full calendar year. It would be realistic, however, to plan for more than one year of study if the thesis option is selected or if the specialization requires the thesis.

Students, upon completion of the requirements for a master’s degree in health and safety with specialization in health and safety education, are prepared to challenge the contemporary trends in health and safety problems. They are also qualified to prepare students to become perceptive and active in the conservation and maintenance of individual and community health and safety.

This specialization offers advanced professional preparation to individuals wanting to pursue careers as health educators, curriculum specialists, college instructors, safety specialists, and persons working in allied health fields. Employment potential exists in schools, the military, consulting firms, insurance companies, universities, private industry, and business.


Required (18 credits as approved by advisor)

Health and Safety Component (9 credits):

  • HLTH 624 3 credits

Professional Education Component (9 credits):

Students seeking a professionalize an Indiana teaching license must complete 3 credits from:


  • 6 credits of non-departmental courses as approved by advisor.  These may come from the professional Education Component.


  • 3-6 credits of health, safety, and environmental health sciences courses approved by advisor


This program is designed for individuals who have completed a teacher preparation program; it does not lead to an initial teaching license.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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