Community Health Education
In 2009, Community Health Education - teaching concentration major Kelley Damboise of Caribou, Maine was named an "Outstanding Future Professional" by the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD). She was one of only two Maine college students chosen in 2009 for this distinction. Kelley was recognized for this prestigious AAHPERD award for her academic achievement, campus and community involvement, leadership qualities and professional standing. As part of her award, she received an all-expense-paid trip to attend AAHPERD's annual professional conference held in New York.
In 2009, a UMF Community Health Education - teaching concentration student received the prestigious Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship. The award paid for her attendance at the 2010 American Assoc. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention & Exposition in Indianapolis, IN as well as a 3-year membership to AAHPERD.
Community Health Education - teaching concentration professors regularly bring their students to participate in the annual conference of the Maine Assoc. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD), the premier professional organization serving health and physical education teachers. The 3-day professional conference is held each year at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine and Farmington's Community Health Education - school health students are encouraged to present their innovative teaching skills and actively participate at sessions.
As a Community Health Education - teaching concentration student, you'll work collaboratively with those in Secondary / Middle Education, meeting the requirements in the teaching practicum block. You'll acquire skills to teach multiple intelligences, practice a variety of teaching and assessment strategies, utilize technology in the classroom, and become familiar with effective classroom management techniques.
Our Community Health Education - teaching concentration students accompany their professors to a number of other professional conferences and workshops, including the Comprehensive School Health Education Spring Workshop and the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference. These events are excellent opportunities to network and learn side-by-side with practitioners from Maine schools.
Classes in our Community Health Education - teaching concentration program are small and provide a thorough examination of the knowledge and skills that provide health education professionals to teach effectively in a caring, competent and confident manner.
Here, you'll be guided by experienced school health educators - professionals in the field who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. They will truly inspire you with their passion for teaching in a classroom setting.
For additional information about Community Health Education: Concentration in School Health Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
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