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- Available Lessons: 180
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
This course goes over all of the topics in Health Education to help you prepare for and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE). The lessons in this course will refresh your memory and solidify your knowledge of concepts evaluated in Georgia for teacher licensure. By utilizing this comprehensive study guide, you will have a straightforward, effective method of making sure you are on top of all the information you will need to know for the exam, including:
- Mental health, emotional health and stress
- Relationships and family structures
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Reproductive systems and family planning
- Human sexuality and STDs
- Drug and substance abuse
- Personal safety
This course was last updated in 2019.
About the Exam
The GACE Health Education comprises two tests (Test I and Test II), which may be taken separately or together. Each test consists of 100 selected-response questions, for a total of 200 questions. Each test lasts two hours and is delivered via computer.
GACE Health Education Preparation & Registration
This study guide will enable you to familiarize yourself with all the subjects found on the GACE Health Education Exam, Test I and Test II. Our short video lessons will act as an aide to recollecting topics you probably studied in college, and will also perhaps introduce you to some topics that might be new to you. In the lessons, you will review emotional health and development, social development and sense of self. You'll find out about human reproductive systems and contraception and reproduction, pregnancy and birth. Personal safety and injury prevention are also reviewed. After you watch each video lesson, you can gauge how well you have mastered the material by taking the accompanying short quizzes. The quizzes will also give you experience with the kinds of questions you will find on the actual test.
Registration must be completed at least two full days prior to the test administration. There are five test 'windows' (six day periods) during which you may take the exam in a given school year. Registration is completed online. At the time you register, you can specify the institutions you would like to receive your scores. When you appear for the tests, you will need to bring a current government-issued photo ID.
GACE Health Education Scoring
At the conclusion of the test, you will be able to see unofficial test scores. Your official score report will be available on your testing account on the GACE ETS website. Score reports are posted by 6 PM Eastern on the day of the test. A passing score is 220.
Subarea I: Mental and emotional health/sexual health
Approximate percentage of questions: 70%
Exam topics covered: psychosocial development; causes of mental and emotional health problems; consequences of risk-taking behaviors; interpersonal communication; group dynamics; causes of conflict among youth; symptoms, causes and effects of self-destructive behavior; anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive system; family planning considerations; causes of HIV and AIDs; preventing pregnancy, STDs, and HIV/AIDs
What you'll study: emotions, fight or flight response, emotional regulation and aggression in early childhood, understanding mood disorders, self-concept, successful relationships, cognitive, social and emotional development, the non-traditional family, the endocrine system, male and female reproductive systems, personal hygiene.
Subarea II: Safety and injury prevention
Approximate percentage of questions: 30%
Exam topics covered: causes and effects of weather emergencies; responding to accidents; threats to personal safety; promoting community health; safe and unsafe places to travel, play and recreate; causes, consequences and prevention of abuse and violence;causes and effects of accidents
What you'll study: residential and workplace safety, pedestrian and automotive safety, water and recreational safety, providing emergency care, consumer health laws, public health policies; abusive relationships.
Subarea I: Personal health, wellness and nutrition
Approximate percentage of questions: 40%
Exam topics covered: personal hygiene; human anatomy and physiology; physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth and development; disease etiology, prevention and treatment; communicable and non-communicable diseases; the immune system; functions and sources of nutrients; My Plate and Dietary Guidelines for Americans; planning nutritious meals; dietary disorders and health issues; evaluating diets
What you'll study: carbohydrate, fat and proteins, essential and non-essential amino acids, water as a nutrient, vitamins and minerals, creating a healthy eating plan,Dietary Reference Intakes, hunger and appetite, influences on dietary choices, the American diet, determining your nutritional needs, calories, reading food labels, nutritional myths.
Subarea II: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs/ Professional issues
Approximate percentage of questions: 60%
Exam topics covered: effects of substance use and abuse; appropriate uses of medicines; health risks of use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; adolescent drug use and accidents, crime, suicide, mortality, and sexual activity; alcohol, tobacco and drug advertisements; health education advocacy; implementing health programs; role of health educators; locating valid sources of health information; using peer leadership, intervention, resistance and refusal; coordinated school health programs
What you'll study: classification of drugs, addiction and addictive behaviors,misuse to abuse, consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, physiological effects of alcohol, alcoholism, tobacco use; tobacco addiction, long-term consequences of smoking, treating substance-related use disorders, implementing health education advocacy programs, curriculum in health education, sources of health information, teaching peer leadership skills, lifestyle choices and personal wellness.
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