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Graduate Certificate in Health Education

The Health Education Certificate imparts the knowledge and skills necessary for health educators, and is aligned with the seven areas of responsibility outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

Upon completing this 12-credit hour certificate, students will be able to:

  • Assess individual and community needs for health education
  • Plan and implement effective health education strategies, interventions, and programs
  • Design evaluation plan for health education interventions and programs
  • Serve as a health education resource person
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the Graduate Certificate in Health Education, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today!

For more information about the program, fill out the form below.


Data source: Economic Modeling, LLC (Emsi) / www.economicmodeling.com

The information provided through this website are based in part on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data that is licensed by Western Kentucky University from Emsi. While Western Kentucky University believes this data to be reliable as a whole, some of the data is based on estimates made by Emsi, when actual data is not available. 

Western Kentucky University does not guarantee a job to graduates upon completion of any program.




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 Last Modified 8/21/23