PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

Section 11.150 - Public health educator - Definition

PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

11.150 Definitions.

The term local public health educator shall mean a person who applies the principles of behavioral sciences in public health programs to foster the voluntary adaptation of behavior to improve or maintain health.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Section 11.151 - Entry level qualifications

11.151 Entry level qualifications.

A local public health educator must possess:

(a) a baccalaureate degree in health education, health science, public health, health promotion, community health, or health communications from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university; or

(b) a baccalaureate degree in education, nursing, epidemiology, wellness and fitness, or nutrition from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university and one year experience in health education; or

(c) a baccalaureate degree in marketing, human services, social work or psychology from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university and two years experience in health education; or

(d) a master's degree in public health or health education from a regionally accredited or New York State-registered college or university.

A local public health educator must satisfactorily complete 15 hours of continuing education in health education related topics approved by the New York State Health Department within one year of appointment.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Section 11.152 - Supervisory level qualifications

11.152 Supervisory level qualifications.

A supervising public health educator must meet the qualifications for local public health educator and have two years of experience as a public health educator or have a master's degree in public health or health education from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and one year of experience as a public health educator.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Complete