Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 043: Health

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time
  • CBT: 2 hours 30 minutes*
  • PBT: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Basic Health Concepts 001–005 26%
II Health Skills and Behaviors 006–010 26%
III School Health Education 011–015 26%
IV Professional Responsibilities 016–019 22%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—BASIC HEALTH CONCEPTS

Objective 001—Understand the nature of and factors that affect physical health.

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Objective 002—Understand the nature of and factors that affect mental and emotional health.

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Objective 003—Understand the nature of and factors that affect social health.

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Objective 004—Understand health effects of healthy and risky behaviors.

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Objective 005—Understand the nature of and factors that affect consumer and community health.

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Subarea II—HEALTH SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS

Objective 006—Understand strategies for planning for and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Objective 007—Understand problem-solving, decision-making, and goal-setting processes and skills.

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Objective 008—Understand effective communication and health advocacy skills.

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Objective 009—Understand strategies used to recognize, avoid, and manage health and safety risks.

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Objective 010—Understand theories of behavior change and principles of health promotion.

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Subarea III—SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION

Objective 011—Understand the assessment of individual and group needs for school-based health education.

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Objective 012—Understand district, state, and federal laws and policies that affect health education.

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Objective 013—Understand school health education program planning.

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Objective 014—Understand strategies for collaborating with others to implement a coordinated school health program.

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Objective 015—Understand the selection and use of curricula, strategies, and materials for health instruction.

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Subarea IV—PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Objective 016—Understand the school health teacher's roles as an advocate for young people and a teacher of other staff, parents/guardians, and community members.

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Objective 017—Understand educational and informational resources associated with health education.

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Objective 018—Understand the school health teacher's role as a resource person.

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Objective 019—Understand the foundations of school health education.

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