discussion topics explores the health education specialists’ roles, responsibilities, certifications, advanced study; and the different work settings for health education/promotion.

1. Discuss the pros/cons on certification (CHES or MCHES).

2. Find one (1) health education  job announcement (please include a link to the job announcement). Briefly analyze the job description for expectations related to the responsibilities and competencies of health education specialists. Identify desired/preferred qualifications not specific to health education responsibilities and competencies. Explain ways in which you can develop these skills, both health education related and non-health education related in pursuit of your degree.

3. Of the four major settings and two nontraditional settings in which health education specialists are employed, which setting would you most likely prefer? least likely prefer? Explain your answers.

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