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Professional preparation programs that offer specialization in health education/health promotion may apply for program accreditation.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits teacher preparation programs. The American Association for Health Education is the NCATE specialty professional association (SPA) for health education and as such AAHPERD develops health education teacher education.
2008 NCATE Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards
NCATE approved a revised set of AAHPERD standards in 2008. Programs submitting reports in 2009 and 2010 can choose to respond to either the 2001 standards or the 2008 standards. Beginning in Spring 2011 all programs will be required to use the 2008 standards.
Download the 2008 NCATE standards and key elements here.