Health Education

“Health is not everything, but without health, everything else is nothing.” (Halfdan Mahler)

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Submission deadline until midnight 28 Feb 2022

What will you learn?

Through studying for the Bachelor’s degree graduates gain the necessary competences that allow them to critically apply the use of their pedagogical and psychological knowledge in practice as a teaching assistant or other educational worker (e.g. free-time instructor in youth centres or after-school clubs, in various civic associations engaged in pedagogical activities) in an appropriate manner.

The degree develops students’ analytical and comparative skills, which enable them to understand the diverse pedagogical reality and to use subject-specific, pedagogical, and psychological publications in their work for planning, implementing and reflecting on educational activities. They develop communication skills important for communication and collaboration with pupils/clients, colleagues in the workplace, with parents of pupils/clients and with practitioners. An important benefit of the degree is the development of self-reflective skills that provide space for the development of attitudes towards one another, to educated individuals and to the profession: perception of the responsibility of the teaching profession, the acceptance of the moral obligations of a helping profession and its ethics.

The studies emphasise the principle of interdisciplinarity (interconnection of some pedagogical and psychological subjects); the principle of sequence and gradation of themes and courses, from the more general to the more specific. The concept is also characterized by the interdependence of theory and practice. An important part of the concept is the reflective teaching practice. The principles of reflection on teaching practice and self-reflection are related both to practice and to other experience-oriented subjects. An important part of the concept is also the promotion of inclusion, which is perceived as a cross-curricular theme (also supported by a separate course).

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 study will be to gain field-specific knowledge and skills in schools and institutions aimed at primary and secondary prevention.

Practical training

An integrating component of the studies includes reflected practical teacher training. 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.

Further information

Any questions to be resolved at the Department of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Poříčí 31, on the open day or during the office hours of the study guarantor.

Career opportunities

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 Health Education teacher training. 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 civil associations engaged in educational activities.

Deadlines

1 Nov 2021 – 28 Feb 2022

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Study options

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Follow-up studies

Graduates from the Bachelor’s degree may (subject to accession criteria) continue in the follow-up Master’s degree programme Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in Health Education.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Education
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies No
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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