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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Community Health Education


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Janeen Sheehe, PhD, RN, CNE, Dept. Chair
Arlene Brown, Secretary

Mansfield Campus (Campus Map)
212C Elliott Hall 
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA 16933

Sayre Campus (Campus Map)
Patterson Building
Sayre, PA

B.S. - Community Health Education


Earn your degree in Community Health Education!

photo2The Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education will begin accepting students for the Fall 2013 semester. Students enrolled in this program will focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles and wellness by educating both individuals as well as communities. Coursework for the major will cover a wide range of subjects and skills. Major courses will include health promotion and illness prevention concepts, nutrition, communication skills, curriculum development and program evaluation principles. The focus on teaching health behaviors will make the program more attractive to students interested in a health career that is not strongly science based, but rather one that helps teach clients to live healthy lives. Although our program will emphasize rural health issues, graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of settings. Health educators work in medical settings, colleges and universities, public health departments, nonprofit organizations and private businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are aligned with the seven Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification exam competencies:  

  • Assess the need for health education for individuals, communities, and health professionals.Identify factors that promote or hamper relevant learning by individuals, communities, and health professionals.
  • Plan health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies.
  • Implement health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies.
  • Evaluate health promotion programs for health professionals and the public (individuals and communities) using evidence-based strategies.
  • Practice as a health educator within professional, legal, and ethical guidelines. Serve as a health education resource professional.
  • Serve as a health education resource.

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The Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education will begin accepting Freshmen students for the Fall 2013 semester. This program will not be offered to transfer students for the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 academic year. 

If you are a transfer student and would like to explore opportunities within the Community Health Educator program, please contact Dr. Janeen Sheehe at jsheehe@mansfield.edu for further advisement.

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