AEPA Health Exam

Successful completion of the AEPA Health Exam shows your qualification to teach Health in Arizona public schools. The test content comes from six subareas.
Personal Health, 19%: Understand principles of human growth, development, nutrition, and disease prevention; know the effects of drug abuse and how mental and emotional health impact personal health.
Healthy Interpersonal Relationships, 18%: Demonstrate comprehension of the nature of familial and peer relationships and conflict resolution, along with an understanding of human sexuality and family planning.
Community Health, 15%: Understand environmental factors and current issues in health, safety, and accident prevention, as well as the use of medical emergency techniques.


Accessing Health-Related Information, 15%: Know how to find reliable sources of health information and be able to select proper health care.
Health-Related Skills and Behaviors, 15%: Show proper decision-making and learning skills related to health.
Health-Related Physical Fitness, 18%: Understand and apply the principles of physical fitness and training to enhance personal health.

AEPA Health Exam Study Questions

1. Which of the following is likely to be most effective in teaching middle school students how to resolve conflicts among classmates?

A. Viewing a film about conflict resolution
B. Giving a reward to the best-behaved class in each grade
C. Having the teacher arbitrate all disputes
D. Practicing peer mediation

2. Which of the following drugs is NOT a stimulant?

A. Methaqualone
B. Amphetamine
C. Ecstasy
D. Cocaine

3. The main advantage of generic drugs over name-brand drugs is that generics:

A. generally have fewer side effects
B. usually contain fewer additives
C. are generally more effective
D. are often less expensive

4. Which of the following statements about date-rape drugs is true?

A. GHB can be recognized by its distinctive smell and bitter taste.
B. Ketamine, also known as “Special K,” is a nervous system stimulant.
C. The use of a controlled substance to assist in a sexual assault is a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
D. Rohypnol, or “roofies,” are readily available by prescription in most American pharmacies.

5. The main dietary sources of saturated fat are:

A. meat and dairy products.
B. fish and poultry.
C. fruits and vegetables.
D. nuts and beans.

6. What is the best way to prevent accidental shootings in the home?

A. Always unload guns before storing them.
B. Keep all firearms in a locked container inside a locked drawer or closet.
C. Store ammunition in a separate location from firearms.
D. Do not keep any guns at home.

7. The most efficient way for young people to increase their strength and endurance is by:

A. playing sports such as volleyball and basketball.
B. making weight training a part of their daily exercise regimen.
C. lifting heavy weights with few repetitions.
D. lifting moderately heavy weights with many repetitions.

8. A contusion is:

A. a muscle bruise usually caused by a jarring blow.
B. a torn or stretched muscle or tendon.
C. an injury to a ligament.
D. a blow to the skull that alters mental functioning.

9. Which of these health professionals is qualified to diagnose mental disorders and prescribe medication?

A. Licensed psychologists and mental health counselors
B. Clinial social workers and family therapists
C. Psychiatric nurses and licensed professional counselors
D. Psychiatrists and pediatricians

10. Which of the following adolescents is LEAST at risk for suicide?

A. A boy who takes the drug ecstasy with his friends every weekend.
B. A girl whose best friend recently attempted suicide
C. A boy who has been persistently ridiculed by classmates concerning his sexual identity.
D. A girl who is concerned that poor grades may prevent her from getting into the college of her choice.

AEPA Health Exam Answer Key