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Health / Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood

Knowledge about health is essential both to improving the quality of life and to achieving life goals. Accomplished teachers of health education know that effective school health education programs focusing on physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health assist all students in realizing their full potential as learners. Health education programs contribute positively to the well-being of society by promoting the knowledge and skills essential to productive, healthy lifestyles.

NOTICE: If you applied for National Board Certification as a first time candidate after March 1, 2014, please note that the description of National Board Certification presented in the following editions of National Board Standards does not reflect the revisions to the certification now in progress.

If you started the process in 2012 or 2013 prior to the revisions to the certification process, the description of National Board Certification is accurate for your candidacy.

Assessment at a Glance

Review the EAYA/ Health Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:

  • Choosing the right certificate
  • Reviewing the Standards
  • Portfolio entry descriptions
  • Assessment center exercise descriptions
  • Retired prompts
  • Understanding the National Board scoring process
  • Certification planning timeline


Read the EAYA/ Health Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.

Portfolio Instructions

Read the EAYA/ Health Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.

Scoring Guide

Understand how your entries are scored.