Southeastern Health Education and Promotion program ranked best in state
Monday, May 21, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Health Education and Promotion
program has been ranked as the best program in the state by Universities.com.
Each school’s ranking is based on the compilation of data from government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews and editorial reviews.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the faculty and students in this degree program,” said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “This unique program teaches methods needed to help people make healthy behavior changes by addressing knowledge, attitudes, skills, and beliefs in various settings. Being ranked No. 1 demonstrates our commitment to excellence and meeting the needs of our community.”
The purpose of the Health Education and Promotion program is to prepare students to work in the field of public health, Carruth added. Students in the program have an opportunity to work with nationally known faculty, participate in student research, and travel to professional conferences. Graduates of the program receive the prerequisite knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
The program averages 60 enrolled students and 20 graduates each year.