Dr. Beth Canfield-Simbro

Teaching Area(s): Health and Public Health

I like to use case studies and activities to bring the content to life because public health should be fun! We will watch movies, interview public health professionals, listen to guest speakers and develop careers skills.


There is no doubt that, in today’s society, health is a popular topic.  Increased interest in nutrition, exercise and overall well-being in light of an obesity epidemic and growing healthcare costs demands individuals who are primed to make a difference.  Health teachers are in an excellent position to guide our nation’s youth in the right direction at an early age.

Mount Union’s health major is primarily focused on those who would like to receive multi-age licensure to teach health to K-12 students.  As a student in this program, you will be prepared to improve school health initiatives in an effort to enhance student awareness and choices. 

Students often pair their health studies with an additional major in physical education, as these graduates are often the most marketable.  In addition, our health students are thoroughly prepared for a rewarding career in education, as evidenced by the fact that 100 percent of our recent graduates passed the health praxis exam (the test required for teacher licensure) the first time.

Valley High School
Constellation Schools

Health education
Physical education
Health administration

98% of our 2013 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
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