NES (509) Study Guide

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How to Pass the NES (509) Health exam?

Discover your strengths and weaknesses using a diagnostic test

Our study guide includes a diagnostic test you can take before you start studying to determine your strengths and weaknesses. After completing the diagnostic test you will receive a personalized study plan so you know what to focus on in your studies.

Master the concepts covered on the exam using test-aligned study materials

The study guide’s instruction content breaks down the key information you need to know about each concept. Includes written and video content for different learning styles

Assess your knowledge of each concept with practice questions

The study guide comes with 1000s of authentic practice questions. Each concept comes with a set of quizzes you can take to assess your knowledge of the material you just studied.

Take full-length practice tests to ensure you are ready on test day

The study guide includes three full-length practice tests. These tests are designed to mimic the real exam, meaning they have the same numbers of questions and time limit as the real exam.

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Study Guide Format

The NES (509) study guide includes instructional videos, quizzes, flashcards, and a 1000+ practice questions. The study guide covers 14 concepts including Nutrition, Health Practices and Culture, Body Systems and much more!

What Concepts are Covered in the NES 509 Study Guide?

The Praxis NES (509) Health study guide consists of the following concepts:

ConceptNumber of LessonsPractice Questions
Health Practices and Culture958
Body Systems563
Emotional Health776
Goals and Decision Making968
Adolescent Health and Safety963
Communication and Relationships875
Substance Abuse and Prevention649
Health Literacy760

Each concept includes instructional content and videos to ensure you understand that topic. They also come with practice questions so you can test yourself on the information you just learned.

How to Use the Study Guide

You can start studying by taking our diagnostic test to learn your strengths and weaknesses. Then you can start working through the concepts. The instructional content, which includes videos and written content,  gives you all the necessary information to understand that topic. Each concept has its own set of flashcards and quizzes you can use to test your knowledge of that specific concept quickly. Once you have worked through all the concepts, you can move on to the full-length practice tests. These practice tests mimic the test day environment, meaning they will have the same amount of questions and time limit as the real test. You will have three attempts at taking the practice test.

Is the Study Guide Test-Aligned?

Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the NES (509) Health exam and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

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NES Health (509) Quick Facts

Test Breakdown

100 multiple-choice questions with a 2 hour and 15 minute time limit.



What to Bring

To take the NES Health (509) exam, you must present an originalgovernment-issuedvalid (non-expired) identification that has your photograph, full name, and signature. Make sure to bring the ID with you on the day of the test to the testing center. For most test-takers, a valid driver’s license or United States Passport is a valid ID.

Dates and Locations

NES assessments are offered by appointment only throughout the year, You can use this link to search for dates and test centers for your exam.


220 is the national passing score. Be sure to check your state’s certification page to check for your that state’s passing score.

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NES Health (509) FAQs

Do I get a break during the NES Health (509) exam?

Break policies vary depending on the exam you are taking. If your exam includes a scheduled break, instructions will appear on the computer screen at the appropriate time and will indicate how long of a break is allowed.

How do I pass the NES Health test?

To pass the NES Health (509) exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

How long will the NES Health (509) exam?

The full test takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, but expect to be at the testing site longer. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to get checked in.

When will I receive my score report for the NES Health (509) exam?

A scaled scored is given immediately after the exam, however a score reports will be received within two weeks after the exam.

What should expect on test day for my NES Health exam?

You can use the the following NES pdf to learn more about what to expect on test day!