Directory for Degree Program & Professionals in Health Education

Find programs, medical faculty and colleagues in health education on the HEDIR (since 1992).

Western Washington University


Western's Community Health program is recognized as one of the leading undergraduate programs in the Northwest. The major offers a curriculum for students interested in careers in health education and health promotion within one of five settings: community, school, worksite, college/university and/or medical/clinical. Western's program is designed to prepare students for the examination to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). A CHES is an individual credentialed as a result of passing a national examination demonstrating competency based on criteria established by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Graduates of Community Health work in a variety of settings: community health agencies, worksites (business and industry), hospital-based wellness programs, public health departments, environmental agencies, voluntary non-profit organizations, and schools, including colleges and universities. They work with people of all ages, from children to seniors. To address the many contributing factors that lead to a health problem, they work with policy makers and other helping professionals.

Degree Programs:
  • U: Community Health / Ed. (BA/BS)
Dept. Name: Department of Health and Human Development
Dept. Phone: 360-650-3505
Website: Visit Us Online
Street Address:
516 High Street,, Bellingham, WA, United States, Washington state, USA 98225
Dept. Chair / Program Head: Dr. Ying Li, program coordinator
Dept. Chair / Program Head Email:
Dean's Name: Dr. LeaAnn Martin
Dean's Email:
Dr. Ying Li, associate professor and program coordinator, Dr. Senna Towner, assistant professor, Dr. Claudia Wang, assistant professor (will join the program in Sept 2016)

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