The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree at Charleston Southern University prepares all graduates to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The CHES exam is a nationally recognized certification that:
As defined by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), health education specialists are professionals who design, conduct and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people. Specialists work in schools, community organizations, health care facilities, businesses, universities, and government agencies. The CHES exam is a voluntary examination; however, all graduates of the Public Health program at CSU are strongly encouraged to obtain national certification and our curriculum prepares graduates to successfully obtain the credential.
Area I: Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
Area II: Plan Health Education/Promotion
Area III: Implement Health Education/Promotion
Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
Area VI: Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
Area VII: Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health, Health Education/Promotion, and the Profession
Learn more about the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing and becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist.