This state-of-the art health education methods book provides a broad introduction to successful school health programming to reduce health risks and promote school success. The text emphasizes the skills needed to teach health, while providing background information on key health topics. This practical approach prepared pre-service elementary and middle school teachers to provide quality health instruction. All the suggested teaching activities are aligned with the National Health Education Standards and include sample assessment strategies. .
Department of Health & Human Performance Cynthia Symons is a Professor of Health Education in the Department of Adult Counseling, Health and Vocational Education at Kent State University. She received her D.Ed. and M.Ed. in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She received a B.S. degree from Lock Haven Univeristy. She has a Permanent Teaching Certificate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Grades K-12) and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. In addition she is certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Dr. Symons received the Distinguished Service Award from the American School Health Association in 1994 and has received numerous other teaching awards. She has taught health and physical educaton at grades 7-12 as well as most recebntly teaching at the college level. In addition to publishing in refereed journals, she wrote “Children's Literature for Health Awareness” published by Scarecrow Press in 1992.