Department of Public Health Sciences

Health Promotion & Education (HPE) concentration

The Health Promotion and Education concentration area prepares graduates to assess health problems and develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion and education programs that address those problems. The health education profession has established standards for approval and accreditation of professional preparation programs. The occupation of “health educator” has been included in the revisions to the public health occupation categories within the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system by the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce. The definition of the occupation is “design, organizes, implements, communicates, provides advice on and evaluates the effect of educational programs and strategies designed to support and modify health-related behaviors of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.” Courses within this concentration area allow a student to qualify for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.


For more information contact:
Kristin Goodenow
Academic Advising Center
College of Health, Education and Human Development
P (864) 656-5123