Responsibility, Competencies & Standards

Responsibilities & Competencies for Health Education Specialists

  1. Assess needs, resources, and capacity for health education/promotion
  2. Planning health education/promotion
  3. Implementing health education/promotion
  4. Conduct evaluation and research related to health education/promotion
  5. Administer and manage health education/promotion
  6. Serve as a health education/promotion resource person 
  7. Communicate, promote and advocate for health, health education/promotion and the profession

Source:  NCHEC, SOPHE & AAHE (2006)

National Health Education Standards (School Health Education)

  1. Comprehend concepts related to health promotion & disease prevention to enhance health
  2. Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, & other factors on health behaviors
  3. Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information & products & services to enhance health
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health & avoid or reduce health risks
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
  7. Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors & avoid or reduce health risks
  8. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, & community health

Source: National Health Education Standards, Achieving Excellence, Second Edition (2016)

Note:  The 2010 Malone University Health Education NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) program review, earned a Nationally Recognized designation by the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)