Department of Health

The Health Promotion Program

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



Areas of Competency

Upon successful completion of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in public health, graduates are competent in the following seven areas of responsibility adopted by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), and thus are qualified for entry level positions as public health educators. Working with individuals, groups and organizations, the entry-level health educator:

  • assesses the individual and community need for health education
  • plans effective health education programs
  • implements health education programs
  • evaluates the effectiveness of health education programs
  • coordinates the provision of health education services
  • acts as a resource person in health education
  • communicates health and health education needs, concerns and resources