Department of Health

The Health Promotion Program

Dr. Sharon DeJoy
211 Sturzebecker Hall
West Chester, PA  19383
610-436-3531
sdejoy@wcupa.edu



Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is an individual who is credentialed as a result of demonstrating competency based on criteria established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC). Graduates of the Public Health/Health Promotion Program are eligible to take the credentialing examination to become Certified Health Education Specialists. The examination is offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Some students may be eligible to take the examination during their last semester in the program. Once certified each individual will need to maintain certification through obtaining 75 continuing education credits every five years.