Community Health Education

An undergraduate degree in Community Health Education (CHE) is designed for students who wish to pursue health careers in public or private health agencies.

Health educators are professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities to help improve the health of people. These activities take place in a variety of settings: schools, communities, health care facilities, government agencies, businesses, and colleges. Health educators are employed under a range of job titles such as patient educators, health education teachers, trainers, public health/community health educators, community organizers, and health program managers or coordinators.

Professional certification through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. is available. Please click on the following link for more information on obtaining certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
For more information on the CHE program's requirements, please refer to the UWF Catalog.

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Minor in Community Health Promotion

A Minor in Community Health Promotion is available to undergraduates and is composed of 12 additional semester hours in approved courses in biology, management, psychology, social work and health. There is one required core course in conjunction with three elective courses. Electives must be approved in advance by the Health Education Advisor.


Dr. Patsy Barrington
CHE Instructor
Phone: (850) 474-2194
Office: Building 72, Room 256

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