About this Program

Offers students with an interest in the health education field an opportunity to explore the core concepts of human growth and motor development, teaching health concepts, injury care, nutrition, and fitness.

Program Highlights

  • ODU has state-of-the-art gym spaces and equipment available to allow opportunities for practice, learning, and teaching of health-related knowledge in a real-world setting.

  • Opportunities to work with the Children’s Learning and Research Center on campus for practical hands-on experience.

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$60,830 Median Salary

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Health Educators

$59,010 Median Salary

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040 Median Salary

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

$88,240 Median Salary

Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.


What are the requirements to apply for Health Education at ODU?
Students entering the Minor program in Health Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and HPE 230 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. 12 total hours are required to complete this minor.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


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