Wirtz Hall 235
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1384
Fax: (815) 753-5406
Health Education Certificate and Endorsement Programs
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.
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.