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Health Educators Book
The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 7th Edition (released 2015) - print

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Price - $60.00

*Study guide covers both the MCHES® and CHES® exams for October 2021

*If you are taking the MCHES® exam in April of 2022, please purchase the 8th edition of this study guide (scroll down).

This companion guide is based on the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis-2015 and includes the updated and validated Competencies and Sub-competencies at the entry and advanced level.  This publication is an excellent resource to assist in studying for the revised Master Certified Health Education (MCHES®) Examination and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) Examination .

The publication can be used to assess health education knowledge. Instructors in professional preparation programs may find the format and organization of this book to be a useful supplement to textbooks and classroom lectures. Employers can encourage their employees to use this book as a tool to determine whether additional professional development in specific areas is needed. 

This publication should not be used in place of primary sources, but rather as a supplemental tool for identifying areas of practice that may require further study using nationally recognized scholarly references. Exam preparation should not be limited to this study guide.

**Note: Includes Advanced-Level MCHES® material and Practice Exams for both CHES® and MCHES®

Quantity Range Unit Price
1-4 $60.00
5-24 $55.00
25-49 $50.00
50+ $45.00


Health Educators Book

eBook Version

The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, 7th Edition (released 2015) - eBook

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Price:  $55.00

Questions on how to download eBooks, and what software you may need to do so can be found HERE. You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions to read this eBook. 

By purchasing this eBook, you agree NOT to reproduce any part of the publication, including the practice questions, or transmit it in any form without written permission of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

NOTE:  E-book returns are NOT accepted.  Once the download link has been emailed, it is a non-returnable item.


Health Educators Book
A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – (released 2015) - print

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Price - $70.00

*Textbook covers competencies for both the MCHES® and CHES® exams for 2021

The new publication, A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2015, includes the latest Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies that are essential to contemporary health education/promotion practice. The book contains descriptions of the processes, outcomes, and related materials of the psychometric study of the Health Education Specialists Practice Analysis (HESPA) project.  The HESPA model is designed for use by those in the health education/promotion profession as a framework for professional preparation, credentialing, and professional development.  

The updated model consists of 258 Sub-competencies, organized into 36 Competencies within 7 major Areas of Responsibility.  Of the Sub-competencies, 141 (54.7%) were validated as entry-level practice, 117 were validated as advanced-level practice only.  The publication is an essential resource for health education students, college and university faculty, health education practitioners and employers, professional development providers, leaders of professional credentialing and program accreditation, and policy makers and funding agencies.

 
Quantity Range Unit Price
1-4 $70.00
5-24 $65.00
25-49 $60.00
50+ $55.00

 


Health Educators Book


eBook Version

A Competency Based Framework for Health Education Specialists – 2015: eBook

 

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Questions on how to download eBooks, and what software you may need to do so can be found HERE. By purchasing this eBook, you agree NOT to reproduce any part of the publication, including the practice questions, or transmit it in any form without written permission of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. E-book returns are NOT accepted.  Once the download link has been emailed, it is a non-returnable item.


Health Educators Book
Book package (2015 Framework, Companion Guide, 7th Ed.) - print version only

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The CHES/MCHES Book Package (Companion Guide Plus Competency-Based Framework) 

Save $10 when you purchase the Health Ed Specialist Companion Guide, 7th edition and the 2015 Framework together as a package.

This Book Package offers a discounted rate when you purchase The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, and A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialist-2015 together. Save $10.00 off your order total when you purchase this package. 

**Note  Includes Advanced-Level MCHES material and Practice Exams for both CHES® and MCHES® 

 

Price: $120.00

Health Educators Book

2020 Competency-based Framework for Health Education Specialists 

The newly released revised framework is based on the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 (HESPA II 2020), a project to update, refine and validate the model of health education practice. The HESPA II 2020 model is designed for use by those in the health education & promotion profession as a framework for professional preparation, credentialing, and professional development. The updated hierarchical model consists of 193 Sub-competencies, organized into 35 Competencies within 8 major Areas of Responsibility. Additionally, the knowledge base needed by health education specialists was organized into 10 conceptual topic areas, and 145 knowledge topics were validated as being used health education specialists. The publication is an essential resource for health education students, college and university faculty, health education practitioners and employers, professional development providers, leaders of professional credentialing and program accreditation, and policy makers and funding agencies. The CHES and MCHES examinations will be revised based on this updated framework, effective in 2022. Candidates taking the CHES or MCHES exam in 2021 should purchase the 2015 edition. 

 $70.00

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Quantity Range Unit Price
1-4 $70.00
5-24 $65.00
25-49 $60.00
50+ $55.00

 

The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence- 2020

If you plan to take the CHES® exam in the Fall of 2022 or later, purchase this 8th edition study guide. The 7th edition should be used for the October 2021 and April 2022 CHES® exam. 

If you plan to take the MCHES® exam in the Spring of 2022 or later, purchase this study guide.  The 2015 edition should be used for the October 2021 MCHES® exam. 

The Eigth Edition of this Companion Guide is based on the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis II 2020 (HESPA II 2020), a project to update, refine and validate the model of health education practice.  The Companion Guide was developed to assist with preparation for both the CHES and MCHES exams, beginning in April of 2022 (for MCHES) and October of 2022 (for CHES). It includes two full-length practice tests, one for use in studying for the CHES examination and one for the MCHES examination. 

The publication explores the newly delineated Eight Areas of Responsiblity for Health Education Specialists, and can be used as a tool to assess health education knowledge. Instructors in professional preparation programs may find the format and organization of this book to be a useful supplement to textbooks and classroom lectures. Employers can encourage their employees to use this book as a tool to determine whether additional professional development in specific areas is needed, especially in this changing health education landscape. 

This publication should not be used in place of primary sources of study and preparation, but rather as a supplemental tool for identifying areas of practice that may require further study using nationally recognized scholarly references. Exam preparation should not be limited to this study guide.

**Note: Includes Advanced-Level MCHES® Competencies and Practice Exams for both CHES® and MCHES®

 $70.00

Quantity Range Unit Price
1-4 $70.00
5-24 $65.00
25-49 $60.00
50+ $55.00

 

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The CHES/MCHES 2020 Book Package (Companion Guide 8th Edition Plus Competency-Based Framework- 2020) 

Save $10 when you purchase the Health Ed Specialist Companion Guide, 8th edition and the 2020 Framework together as a package.

This Book Package offers a discounted rate when you purchase The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence, and A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialist- 2020 together. Save $10.00 off your order total when you purchase this package. 

**Note  Includes Advanced-Level MCHES material and Practice Exams for both CHES® and MCHES® for exams These textbooks can be used to prepare for the April 2022 MCHES® exam and the October 2022 CHES® exam

 

Price: $130.00

 

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Ebook Version - The Health Education Specialist: A Companion Guide for Professional Excellence- 2020

If you plan to take the CHES® exam in the Fall of 2022 or later, purchase this 8th edition study ebook. The 7th edition ebook should be used for the October 2021 and April 2022 CHES® exam. 

If you plan to take the MCHES® exam in the Spring of 2022 or later, purchase this ebook.  The 2015 ebook edition should be used for the October 2021 MCHES® exam. 

Questions on how to download eBooks, and what software you may need to do so can be found HERE. By purchasing this eBook, you agree NOT to reproduce any part of the publication, including the practice questions, or transmit it in any form without written permission of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. 

E-book returns are NOT accepted.  Once the download link has been emailed, it is a non-returnable item.

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