Why Choose Health Education at ISU?
- Select from one of three major emphases; teaching and non-teaching minor
- Award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring years of practical health education experience and insight to the classroom learning environment
- Offer classes directed at Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification
- September 2011 through August 2012, 86% of graduates passed the PRAXIS II Test for Health Education
- April 2012 through October 2012, 100% of graduates passed the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam
- Non-cohort program allows students to pace degree completion on a full-time or a part-time basis
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Online accessible
- Well-rounded degree for post-baccalaurate and professional health programs
- Fully online degree
- Can be completed in 12 months
- Low student-to-teacher ratio
- Flexibility in culminating experience
- Opportunity to receive a graduate teaching assistantship
- Choice of hands-on experience through internship
There is little doubt in today's world that health promotion and disease prevention strategies are on nearly every national health care agenda. As a society, we have learned that a full measure of health and a better quality of life are within the grasp of most people. The lifestyle choices a person makes today may influence that individual's health forever.
The undergraduate and graduate health education (HE)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:
- Assess individual and community needs for health education
- Plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs
- Implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs
- Conduct evaluation and research related to health education
- Administer health education strategies, interventions, and programs
- Serve as a health education resource person
- Communicate and advocate for health and health education
HE 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our office located in Reed Gymnasium #242 on the Pocatello campus.
The School Health emphasis of the undergraduate Health Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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