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School of Education and Health Sciences

Gain Your Competitive Edge

We're focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to change the world — and excel in the areas of education and health & sport science.

From unique state-of-the-art facilities to experiential learning, students have countless opportunities to gain practical experience and prepare for a meaningful career as an educator or health sciences professional.

Fast Facts


of SEHS undergraduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation


of UD graduate students are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Education and Health Sciences at UD

Education That Matters

An education in UD's School of Education and Health Sciences is firmly rooted in our Catholic, Marianist values. That means you'll become a complete professional. You'll gain a well-rounded perspective from which to view life. You'll learn how to connect integrity with innovation, leading to a rewarding career where you can use your talents for the greater good. And you'll become a global citizen with a strong sense of moral responsibility and a profound understanding of your ability to shape it.

You're Unique. Your Education Should Be, Too.

Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To study abroad or use your skills to help your community? To gain real-world education through internships and student teaching? At UD, you can customize your education plan to prepare you for personal and professional success. Your adviser and the Office of the Dean & Student Services will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

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A Focus on Community

At UD, you'll be encouraged to strive for excellence, but not at the expense of others. Rather than competing against other students, you'll be part of a collaborative, welcoming community of learners. Here, you'll find a supportive environment where you can ask questions, explore your interests and prepare for a successful future. To top it off, your classes will be taught by accomplished, committed faculty - not teaching assistants or graduate students.

  • 100%

    Dietetics internship match rate

  • 93%

    first-time pass rate for Ohio Resident Educator license

  • 95%

    UD acceptance rate to Occupational Therapy programs

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Unique Lab Spaces

Education, health & sport science, and physical therapy students have the opportunity to engage in unique hands-on learning experiences in state-of-the-art spaces.

Urban Teacher Academy

Students who are interested in urban teaching learn more competencies so they can understand and respond to the needs and challenges of urban students, families and schools.

Bombeck Family Learning Center

Preschool to Grade 5 students actively participate in the classrooms at this 5-star rated facility, learning best practices as they prepare to become teachers. Second-year early childhood education students actively participate in the classrooms at this 5-star rated facility during their year-­long field practicum, learning best practices as they prepare to become teachers.

Student Teaching

Students are placed in local schools from the beginning, completing observation hours and assignments as part of their coursework. Field-based experiential learning continues through the final student teaching internship.

Recent News
International September 26, 2023
Flyers Abroad: Business and Sports in Ireland

Studying abroad presents so many learning opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Teacher Education September 07, 2023
The Art of Teaching
How a trip to the Dayton Art Institute helps prepare primary school teacher candidates to head into the classroom.
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Teacher Education August 17, 2023
Bombeck Family Learning Center and Teacher Education Praised by Gov. Mike DeWine
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine chose the Bombeck Family Learning Center as the location for an August press conference. The Department of Teacher Education was recognized over the summer for its literacy and dyslexia programs.
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Research August 09, 2023
'Journal of Dietetic Education' Takes Off

Filling a gap in scholarly research, a new journal led by UD and Miami faculty members uncovers the latest knowledge in dietetics education.

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Health July 14, 2023
Play is a Priority
In my years as a mental health therapist, I often asked my clients, "What brings you joy and how can you incorporate more joy into your life?"
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School of Education and Health Sciences

Fitz Hall, Room 618
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969

Committed to educator preparation

The School of Education and Health Sciences is proud to be one of the first 50 providers in the U.S. to meet the new, rigorous national accreditation standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.