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Purpose - Healthier students learn better which improves academic achievement and educational attainment. Teachers with subject area knowledge and certification in their teaching content areas positively contribute to student academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to identify trends from 2003 through 2016 in academic majors and subject-area certifications, licensures, or endorsements of K-12 public school staff in the United States who were teaching at least one health education class during this century.


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