Competency Development
for Health Educators

The public health educator of today must possess a wide range of skills in order to effectively promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

This page is designed to help health educators assess their skills, receive professional development guidance, and discover learning opportunities and resources that enable them to meet their professional development goals.

Areas of responsibility and competencies for the entry-level health educator have been set by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). In addition to the NCHEC competencies, you may also want to review competencies for public health professionals set by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

Your professional roadmap

step 1Review the competencies for health educators

step 2Assess your skills

step 3Search for learning opportunities

Last updated June 11, 2014