The Bachelor of Science Health Promotion degree prepares all graduates to become a nationally Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
What is a CHES? 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. These activities can take place in a variety of settings that include schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses, universities and government agencies.
Health education specialists take pride in honoring the following responsibilities:
- Area I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education
- Area II: Plan Health Education
- Area III: Implement Health Education
- Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
- Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education
- Area VI: Serve as a Health Education Resource Person
- Area VII: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education
To learn more about the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing and
becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), visit www.nchec.org/
Learn more about the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.