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Master Certified Health Education Specialist #2670
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Over 40 years of health education/promotion experience


Help professionals, individuals and groups use evidence-based cost-effective health promotion  and wellness programs to improve living, learning, working and playing conditions.

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Continuing Education Self-Study Course
8.5 Category I CECHs for CHES/MCHES (includes 3.5 MCHES advanced-hours)
Provider Number: NCHEC 100538
COMPETENCIES: CHES/MCHES: assess, plan, implement, evaluate, administer and manage, serve as a resource person, and advocate for health education/promotion.
Continuing Education Self-Study Course
Exercise, Aging and Older Adults
U.S. Physical Activity for Americans (2nd edition)

Continuing Education Self-study Course with 8.0 hours of study assignments. Take the TF, multiple choice and short answer post-test. ($32.50, for 8.5 Category 1 continuing education credit hours (CECH) (includes 3.5 hours linked to advanced-level competencies), scroll down to view fees (refundable*) and register). Review materials to decide if the course is for you.

  • Easy and convenient: no deadline to complete, study when and where you prefer
  • Study Guide (click here to download pdf) This is the key document to help you efficiently complete the course. Includes instructions, objectives based on entry- and advanced-level competencies, assignments, helpful hints. Download pdf file to see what you will study, review course materials and decide if this course is for you. 
  • Goal: Participant will be able to act as a knowledgeable resource person on the application of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans for older adults.
  • Objectives: Participants will be able to provide expert assistance to:
    • Assess existing data related to health and older adult physical activity
    • Analyze relationships among sedentary and physical activity behaviors
    • Determine needs for health education/promotion based on assessment findings, and synthesize findings from systematic reviews
    • Identify desired outcomes using the needs assessment results
    • Develop materials and resources to implement physical activity to reduce falls and frailty, and improve physical function, brain health and cognition
    • Serve as a health education/promotion resource person
  • NCHEC Participant Course Evaluation Summary (PDF, from social marketing self-study course)
    • Overall Quality of Courses: 4.4  to 4.8 (1 = Very Poor, 5 = Excellent)

Fees and Registration

Self-Study Course Fee: $32.50 (refundable*)

Need for the Course

"The United States currently has low levels of adherence to the Guidelines — only 20% of adults and adolescents meet the recommendations. This has health and economic consequences for the Nation. Nearly $117 billion dollars in annual health care costs and 10% of all premature mortality are attributable to failure to meet the levels of aerobic physical activity recommended in the Guidelines.

When we move more, we have better cardiovascular health, we are stronger and less susceptible to disease, and we feel better. That’s why the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans encourages leaders across the Nation to take action to help Americans fit more physical activity into their daily lives.

The Physical Activity Guidelines is an essential resource for health professionals and policy makers. It includes recommendations for Americans ages 3 years and over — including people at increased risk of chronic disease — and provides evidence-based advice on how physical activity can help promote health and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

The Guidelines serves as the primary, authoritative voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance on physical activity, fitness, and health for Americans.

From the Purpose and Questions and Answers web pages of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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* Refund Policy

  • Full refund if payment was 1) electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) requested within 60 days of sign up and 3) completion certificate and credit hours not awarded
  • Partial refund (course fee less $10 processing fee) if:
    • 1) payment was electronic at the PayPal sign up link, 2) not requested within 60 days and 3) completion certificate with credit hours was not awarded or
    • 2) payment was not through PayPal (i.e., check, money order sent with printed registration form)
  • No refund at anytime after signup with payment if a completion certificate and credit hours have been awarded.
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