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The undergraduate community and public health and graduate health education programs prepare students to work with individuals, groups, and organizations to educate and facilitate the voluntary adoption of actions and behaviors conducive to health. Students are also prepared to perform the following seven areas of responsibilities and competencies of entry-level and advanced-level health education specialists as described by NCHEC:

    1. Assess needs, resources, and capacity for health education/promotion
    2. Plan health education/promoiton
    3. Implement health education/promotion
    4. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education/promotion
    5. Administer and manage health education/promotion
    6. Serve as a health education/promotion resource person
    7. Communicate, promote, and advocate for health, health education/promotion, and the profession

Graduates are eligible to take the CHES national certification offered through NCHEC. According to NCHEC, the benefits of the CHES designation include: establishes a national standard, attests to the individual's knowledge and skills, assist employers in identifying qualified health education practitioners, develops a sense of pride and accomplishment, and promotes continued professional development.

Please contact the HE program via phone (208-282-2729), email or visit our office located in Reed Gymnasium #242 on the Pocatello campus.