August 5, 2021
The CHES Exam is a competency-based measure allowing for a national standard that measures skills and knowledge, promotes continued professional development and assists employers with identifying qualified health education practitioners.
The program through the Department of Health Education & Behavior (HEB) is the only program at UF that prepares students for the CHES certification, said Holly T. Moses, Ph.D., instructional assistant professor and online MS degree program coordinator.
The pass rate for HEB graduates in 2020 was more than 92 percent.
“We’re proud of all of our graduates and grateful to our faculty,” said Amy R. Mobley, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program coordinator. “Having so many of our graduates successfully achieve this certification is an indicator of the quality of education our students receive.”
Graduates who complete their CHES certification go on to work in numerous health education settings including community and nonprofit health settings; government health agencies; schools, colleges and universities; clinical health organizations; and businesses and worksites.