In collaboration with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers Health Services – H.O.P.E. offers students the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Public Health Education.


The PHE certificate helps students prepare for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination by covering the requisite material in a series of related courses. The certificate program is open to students in any major and is awarded only with or subsequent to earning a bachelor’s degree. Only courses with grade of C or better may be applied toward the certificate program.

The Public Health Education Certificate is comprised of 15 credits of (832) public health courses.

Core Courses(12 credits)
10:832:242 Principles of Health and Wellness Education (3)
10:832:352 Advanced Community Health Promotion (3) (prerequisite 10:832:242)
10:832:345 Health Program Development (3)
10:832:346 Health Program Evaluation (3)

Elective Courses (3 credits)
10:832:301 Sexual Health Advocacy I (3) – or –
10:832:350 Drugs, Culture and Society (3) – or –
10:832:351 Addictions Policy (3)