Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Health Education, Certificate (0494)

Department website: https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/


Program Coordinator

Marilyn M. Gardner, marilyn.gardner@wku.edu, (270) 745-5864

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).

Program Admission

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
PH 587Health Behavior3
PH 575Program Planning in Public Health Practice3
PH 576Public Health Education and Communication Techniques3
or COMM 553 Health Communication Campaigns
PH 548Community Health Organization3
Total Hours12