Date of Award

8-1-2011

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Department

Health Education

First Advisor

Fetro, Joyce

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate an existing high school health education curriculum to determine if it met the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) criteria. The secondary purpose was to make recommendations for an 80-session high school health education curriculum to meet most of the criteria of the HECAT. Using the HECAT, the current curriculum at a rural southern Illinois high school was reviewed. A sample 80-session curriculum was developed that addressed many essential health education topics. In the current curriculum, a determination of percentages of functional health concepts met was made. In addition, student skill learning/application and teacher instruction and skill assessment were addressed and ranked.

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