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3 Ways to Use NCHEC’s Health Education and Promotion Program Directory (HEPPD)

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The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) has developed and launched the Health Education and Promotion Program Directory (HEPPD) which serves as a centralized source of information regarding institutions of higher education that offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in health education and promotion.


1. Find the Right Health-Related Undergraduate Program For You

The HEPPD directory serves prospective students, practitioners, faculty, and employers seeking to locate health-related programs. The HEPPD currently includes 47 programs at 41 universities at the undergraduate level.  Looking for the right undergraduate program in a healthcare field that’s right for you? Join thousands of others who have used the tool to find universities offering programs that are best suited for the career they desire. 

2. Find Healthcare Graduate Programs for the Job You Want

The Health Education and Promotion Program Directory is also ideal for undergraduate students or grads looking for the right graduate program. Individuals who are seeking more career opportunities may consider a graduate program in addition to undergraduate studies. The HEPPD includes 31 programs at 25 universities at the graduate level and 8 programs at 8 universities at the doctoral level.

3. Find the Right Healthcare Employees

Employers searching for candidates with specific academic training in health education and promotion can also find the directory a valuable resource. Undergraduate and graduate programs have varying majors and concentrations to offer. Use the directory to compare program offerings from the alma mater of your candidates. 


What is the health education promotion program directory?

The HEPPD includes the university/college name and department, majors, degrees, and concentrations offered that pertain to health education and promotion, a brief summary of the program, and any accreditations offered. A few items to note regarding the HEPPD:

  1. There is no cost to entering program data nor for access to the directory and
  2. A program listing in the HEPPD does not indicate automatic qualification for individuals to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination.  

Individual transcripts will still need to be reviewed to determine exam eligibility. NCHEC does not pre-approve university programs.



Who is the health education program directory for?

The health education program directory was created by NCHEC, the only accredited U.S. certifying agency for the health education/promotion industry, as a resource for health education specialists.

“We are very pleased to offer this important online resource to the Health Education and Promotion Profession,” said Linda Lysoby, MS, CAE, MCHES®, NCHEC Executive Director. “It is our hope various stakeholders find it useful when needing to access program information.”

NCHEC is a highly recognized and well respected credentialing organization administering two professional credentialing programs including the CHES®, designed for entry-level health education specialists, and the MCHES®, targeted to advanced-level practitioners. 


Posted by Jessica Wessner at 07:30

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