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Competencies Update Project (CUP)
Findings & Recommendations

The boards of Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), American Association for Health Education (AAHE) and NCHEC, as the copyright holders for the profession, have accepted the final report of the Competencies Update Project (1998-2004). Based on the CUP findings, the copyright holders’ respective boards make the following four recommendations to the profession.

  1. Baccalaureate programs in health education should prepare their health education graduates to perform all seven of the health education Responsibilities and the 29 Competencies and 82 Sub-competencies specifically identified as entry-level, in the new hierarchical model.

  2. NCHEC should use all seven of the health education Responsibilities, and the nine competencies and 82 Sub-competencies specifically identified as entry-level in the new hierarchical model, as the basis for revisions to its entry-level CHES examination.

  3. Graduate programs in health education should prepare their health education graduates to perform all seven of the health education Responsibilities, and the 48 advanced-1 and 33 advanced-2 Sub-competencies as appropriate to the degree level. Advanced-1 and advanced-2 graduates should also demonstrate mastery of the 29 Competencies and 82 entry-level Sub-competencies, in the new hierarchical model.

  4. When organizations interpret the CUP findings for use within professional preparation, credentialing and professional development, a clear written rationale needs to accompany the interpretations being made.

Approved by NCHEC 5/24/05

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