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What You Learn

You gain the knowledge and skills needed to help people and communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

  • Plan, manage, promote, administer and evaluate health education and promotion programs and training
  • Implement tools for data collection and needs assessment
  • Strengthen your communication and listening skills
  • Develop strategies and policies to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs
  • Create and distribute health education materials, reports and other media to address public health concerns

Kean’s community health education program qualifies you to sit for the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. You can also pursue your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

B.S. in Community Health Education

Learn the theory and practice of this public health concentration and prepare to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.

Health Minor

Learn and address the health-related physical, social, psychological, cultural and clinical needs of diverse populations from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Also available

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The values, experiences and expertise of our faculty offer students a unique and holistic approach to community health education that prepares them for careers in public health."

Nicholas F. Palmieri ‘85, D.C., MPH
Program Coordinator, Community Health Education
Nick Palmieri - COE - Health and Human Performance - EMS - Community Health Education

After Kean

Health educators and community health workers are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses and colleges in one of many rewarding careers, including:

  • Community and Mental Health Educator
  • Director of Health Programs
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community and Patient Health Advocate
  • Health Coach
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Health Educator | Human Sexuality
  • Health Educator | Disease Management
  • Emergency Medical Services Educator

It is estimated that half of all health educators work in health care and social services.

21%
Employment of health educators is expected to increase by 2022

57,000
Health educators represent a sizable workforce

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Accreditation

Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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