Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Graduate Certificate in Health Education

Union Institute & University Offers New Graduate Certificate in Health Education

CINCINNATI, OHUnion Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit, accredited university headquartered in Cincinnati, announced today that it is accepting students for admission into the new graduate Certificate in Health Education program.

UI&U is responding to enormous growth in the health field. In the next ten years, according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators is expected to grow by 37 percent.
This rate of growth is much faster than the average for all occupations.

UI&U’s new certificate in Health Education offers busy adults the opportunity to improve their career potential by engaging in fully online, innovative, and emerging graduate level courses. Courses are aligned with the National Commission for Health Education Credential’s Seven Areas of Responsibilities for Health Educators and their exam application requirements for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential.

According to Dayle Deardurff, UI&U’s director of Lifelong Learning, the program is geared for a new generation of health professionals, educators, dietitians, and other professionals. “Whether a student wants to enhance their resume, build skills, add value to their service with their employer, or explore a new career path, the Certificate in Health Education lays the foundation for students to serve the community as a
pro-active health educator,” Deardurff states.

The Certificate in Health Education is a 15-hour graduate certificate, offered at a flat discounted rate of $6,750, with an additional 9 hours available as optional courses. Two to four courses, (3 credit hours,
8 weeks), will be offered each session. For students who take one course per session, the certificate can
be completed in 10 months. Applications will be accepted starting on June 1, 2012 and classes begin the week of August 27, 2012.

For more information:,  513.487.1168 or 800.618.1946