Health Education Option

The Option in Health Education prepares students for entry-level positions as health educators in county health departments, non-profit health agencies, medical service settings, school systems, and businesses. Health educators promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. They do this by assessing needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs; coordinating health education services; serving as a resource person; and advocating for specific health issues. Graduates in this option are qualified to apply to take the test for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). The Health Education curriculum has been approved by the Society for Public Health Education.

Career Opportunities

Course Requirements


Health Promotion Minor


Holly Nevarez, PhD, MCHES
Department of Health & Community Services
Butte Hall, office 607
(530) 898-4994

Kristina Carter
Department of Health & Community Services
Butte Hall, office 630
(530) 898-5633
make an appointment with appointy

HCSV Tabling

AAHE - American Association for Health Education SOPHE - Society for Public Health Education

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