Western University of Health Sciences College of Allied Health Professions Western University of Health Sciences
College of Allied Health Professions

Community Health Education Track

Community Health Education – Focus on Outreach, Programs and Leadership

 

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The Community Health Education track is designed for persons who wish to create, implement and evaluate community based health education programs. Particular emphasis is placed on social construct issues and the skills necessary to partner with a variety of existing community based programs. Students design and implement health education programs using theories of education, behavioral change and qualitative research aimed at improving health and health literacy at the community level.

 

What can I do with a Community Health Education degree?

Community health educators develop programs and material to encourage healthy decisions. They also teach people behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness.

Community Health Educators:

 Examples of Health Educator positions:

National Certification of Health Educators (2008) http://www.nchec.org/


HPE and Charter CHE DUAL track curriculum

 

Block I Courses Block II Courses Block III Courses Culminating Work
Foundations in the US HC System Principles of Instructional Design Educational Leadership Thesis/Special Project Part I
Learning Theories and Student Behaviors Instructional Media Clinical Teaching Thesis/Special Project Part II
Academic Roles and Scholarly Publications Grant Writing Research and Program Evaluation Methods  
Applied Statistics HR and Fiscal Operations Competencies for Community Health Educators  
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CHE track curriculum

 

Block I Courses Block II Courses Block III Courses Culminating Work
Foundations in the US HC System Principles of Instructional Design Educational Leadership Thesis/Special Project Part I
Learning Theories and Student Behaviors Instructional Media Clinical Teaching Thesis/Special Project Part II
Academic Roles and Scholarly Publications Grant Writing Research and Program Evaluation Methods  
Applied Statistics HR and Fiscal Operations Competencies for Community Health Educators