Certificates and Endorsements - NIU - Health Education

Health Education

Health Education Certificate and Endorsement Programs

Male student studying

The public health and health education programs at Northern Illinois University offer several options at the graduate level for students interested in teaching health education in Illinois public schools.

Health Education Programs - Catalog Information

Certified Health Education Specialist

In addition to training prospective teachers, the public health and health education programs at NIU prepare majors to be eligible to sit for certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.). C.H.E.S. status is administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) for the purpose of evaluating prospective health educators in the competencies expected of an entry-level health educator. These include the ability to assess health needs of diverse populations, and plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs.