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Course SummaryUse this study guide familiarize yourself with all the concepts on the ILTS subject exam in health education. Video lessons help you review key health education terms and concepts while self-assessment quizzes allow you to practice answering questions like those on the exam.
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About This Course
The quick and engaging video lessons in this course provide a refresher on all the topics covered on the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Health Education subject test. Use these short videos and the corresponding quizzes to make sure you're up to speed on the essential human development, nutrition and human body systems concepts needed to prepare for licensure in health education. This test-practice course can help you learn or review everything you need to know for the exam, including:
- Childhood, adolescent and adult growth and development
- Nutritional role of water, minerals, protein and carbohydrates
- Physical fitness and injury prevention
- Nutritional health and health risk factors
- Human sexuality
- Health information resources and advertising
- Health education curriculum and planning methods
About the Exam
The ILTS Health Education subject test is designed for aspiring health education teachers seeking licensure in Illinois. The test can be taken at any time throughout the year, by appointment. This is a computer-based test that has around 125 multiple-choice questions. You'll have up to three hours and 45 minutes to complete the test, which has five subareas covering personal health, community health, relationships, health skills and school health.
Preparing and Registering for the ILTS Health Education Exam
Become well-versed with the concepts evaluated on the ILTS Health Education test by watching the short video lessons in this study guide. Review perspectives on human development and refresh your knowledge of the anatomy and structure of human body systems. Dynamic animations and graphics introduce you to nutritional health principles, social health and deviant behavior, major health problems in the U.S. and emergency care. Quizzes follow each lesson and can help you confirm your knowledge of the material and get familiar with the structure of the ILTS Health Education test.
Since this test can be taken by appointment anytime the test center is open, there are no registration deadlines. However, it's suggested that you register at least three days before you want to take the test to secure a seat. Registration is available online by setting up an account and providing personal details. You'll also pay for the test when you register and select the Illinois colleges and universities you want to receive your scores. You can choose three institutions, but all of them must have teacher education programs approved by Pearson Education. After you register, you'll get an authorization letter via e-mail, which you can use to schedule your appointment. To take the test, bring your printed admission ticket, #2 pencils and identification.
Scoring the ILTS Health Education Exam
Official scores are generally available about two weeks to a month after you take the test. The health education subject test is scored on a 100 to 300 scale. To pass, you'll need to score at least a 240. The score you receive is determined only by the total of correctly answered questions. Your score report will also show a score for each subarea of the test. These areas are scored on the same scale as the entire subject test and can be used to help you gauge your performance.
The first subarea of the health education subject test covers human body system functions, nutrition, substance abuse, mental and emotional health, injury prevention, physical fitness and human sexuality. Roughly 30% of the test is geared towards these topics. Test takers will need to understand the structures and functions of various body systems, development during different life stages, the importance of diet and health risks associated with drug use. Methods for improving mental health and avoiding potentially dangerous situations, physical fitness strategies and human reproduction concepts are all asked about in this subarea.
Family and Interpersonal Relationships
Test takers need to be aware of various family structures and types, and they should understand how communication works in a family structure. This section will ask about peer relationships and support systems, so you'll need to understand group norms, peer pressure and relationship-building strategies. Verbal and nonverbal communication skills are addressed in this section as are methods for avoiding negative behaviors, such as bullying, harassment and abuse. You'll be asked about the role that discrimination plays in relationships and the importance of self-protection. Questions in this section comprise roughly 10% of the exam.
Community Health and Disease Prevention
In this section, you'll be tested on your knowledge of health behavior theories, causes and treatment for diseases, factors that influence community health and public health regulations and initiatives. You should understand the function of public health policies, characteristics of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and the roles that government plays in managing community health. Be prepared to discuss disease prevention approaches and understand how the immune system works to fight diseases. About 20% of the test is covered here.
This section, representing about 20% of the exam, will test your ability to use critical thinking and decision-making skills to encourage personal responsibility and improve personal health. You'll need to be aware of ways to reduce personal risk factors and obtain health information. You should know how to evaluate health data, explain the roles of government health agencies and determine the impact of the media on personal health. Questions asked here will cover healthcare delivery systems and basic first aid and CPR methods. Be prepared to respond to questions about methods for choosing healthcare providers, the role media plays in body image issues and characteristics of medical emergencies.
School Health Education
Closing out the exam, the school health education section asks about 20% of total exam questions and covers such topics as historical origins of school health education, philosophies and trends in health education, and methods for introducing a health education program into schools. You'll need to be familiar with the approaches for collaborating with school staff and other health professionals and know the best ways to evaluate health education programs in schools. This section will also test your knowledge of career options in health education, your ability to conduct needs assessments for school programs and your understanding of educational strategies for working with diverse learners.
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