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Students Pass Certified Health Education Specialist Exam


Three HPED students passed the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination in April.  Katelyn Keimig, Jennifer Hartwig, and Jessica Ashenfelter graduated in April, 2012, and passed the CHES examination, a national competency-based examination.
In order to sit for this examination, students must show they have graduated and taken courses in program planning, behavior change principles, health promotion and community health education. These three students and Rebecca Lang, Professor in Health and Physical Education, were involved in several study sessions, which, along with their course work prepared them for the exam.
The mission of National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)  is to enhance the professional practice of Health Education by promoting and sustaining a credentialed body of Health Education Specialists. To meet this mission, NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice.