Practical Application of Entry-Level Health Education Skills

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January 2012


The credentialing process for the health education profession has led to the establishment of seven areas of responsibility and competencies that currently serve as a framework for preparing professional health educators. The primary purpose of Practical Application of Entry-Level Health Education Skills is to act as a tool that professional preparation program faculty can utilize to introduce their students to the numerous competencies and sub-competencies of the 7 areas of responsibility recommended by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). It provides hands-on activities for individual student practice of the current 162 skill-based sub-competencies built on the 34 competencies and 7 responsibilities for entry-level health educators.The text:Addresses findings of The National Health Educator Job Analysis study (HEJA 2010)Distinguishes between activities most appropriate for infusing into major courses and those that fit best during field experiences, such as service learning, student teaching, internships professional practiceProvides a practical method of documentation of student demonstrated skills for professional preparation programs in meeting criteria for program assessment and accreditationAssists faculty to methodically introduce and teach all skills to undergraduate students that have been identified as requisite to entering the health education profession as entry level health educators.

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