Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Feb 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion: Community Health (BS.HLP.CED)

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The Department of Health, Human Movement, & Sport offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion with a Concentration in Community Health.

The Concentration in Community Health prepares students for careers in non-school health settings such as public health departments, hospitals, work site health promotion, and non-profit community agencies.  This program prepares students to take the community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

(Total health education credits required for BS.HED.CED: 54-63 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.


The field of health promotion has established a national credentialing certificate called the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).  It is a voluntary credentialing process that is generally not required as a condition of employment.  However, we recommend that Community Health Promotion majors obtain certification, as the CHES certificate conveys additional standards of accomplishment that may contribute to one's prospects for getting hired.  To obtain such a certificate, the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) administers a written exam several times a year at various locations throughout the country.  Once certified, CHES-health educators are required to obtain continuing education credits to maintain the certification.  For further information about the CHES process, visit the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. website.

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