Health Education Core Competencies

Community Health provides training in the disciplines of community health education and public health. TheĀ Master of Arts in Health Education and theĀ Master of Science in Health Education prepare graduate students in the seven major areas of responsibility recognized by NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.) Those core competencies include:

1. Assessing individual and community needs for health education.

2. Planning effective health education programs.

3. Implementing health education programs.

4. Evaluating the effectiveness of health education programs.

5. Coordinating provision of health education services.

6. Acting as a resource person in health education.

7. Communicating health and health education needs, concerns and resources.

Community health professionals may work in: community health agencies, hospitals, clinics, HMOs, wellness organizations, physician offices, government health agencies, and other health-related organizations.

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