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PBHL 6203 Public Health Programs & Skills


Learn how to keep people healthy through public health education.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Health educators are committed to helping people get the educational resources they need to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. MPH 6034 Public Health Education Programs and Skills defines the role of the health educator and takes you through the process of determining community health care needs and implementing programs that communicate good health practices.

This course covers health education programs and the skills required for the Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) examination. Week by week, you'll cover the seven core responsibilities, from assessment of need to planning, from implementation to communication.

Relevant discussions with fellow classmates and professors bring the coursework to life. It's an opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction and to explore the strategies and theories you're learning in the course.

What is a Health Educator?

HealthEd's team illustrates how HealthEd is committed to creating a healthier world.

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What You'll Learn in MPH 6034

When working in health education, in order to maximize limited resources, a health educator must assess the actual needs of the population and then plan programs to meet those needs. In this course, you will learn the skills that will prepare you for the Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) examination, which is necessary to become a professional in the health education field.

You'll learn the needs assessment process, what kind of data to collect and how to ensure the data is from a valid source. You'll cover planning, implementation, evaluation and management. You'll also learn the importance of communication and the role of the health education advocates who promote change and endorse good health for all.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing Needs, Assets, and Capacity for Health Education
  • Planning Health Education
  • Implementing Health Education
  • Conducting Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
  • Administering and Managing Health Education
  • Serving as a Health Education Resource Person
  • Communicating and Advocating for Health and Health Education
  • Health Education and Promotion: Where Do We Go From Here?

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of MPH 6034 Public Health Education Programs and Skills, you will be able to:

  • Apply the seven core responsibilities required for qualification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
  • Assess areas requiring further study prior to sitting for the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam.
  • Apply the Code of Ethics of the Health Education Specialist to your work.

Request More Information

To learn more about the online Master of Public Health curriculum from Benedictine University, including Public Health Education Programs and Skills, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.