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Symposium Credit Options

Discover your credit options! Participants at the 2020 Symposium have the option to earn two types of credit. Please review the information below and contact us if you have any questions.

Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs)

Category I CECHs will be available on-site at the Symposium for CHES and MCHES Certified Health Education Specialists through UW-La Crosse (a National Multiple Event Provider).

CECH Certification requires an additional fee:

  • $16 for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020: 6 Category I CECHs
  • $8 for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020: 3 Category I CECHs
  • $24 for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7, 2020: 9 Category I CECHs

To receive these CECHs, you will need to make out a separate check for the appropriate amount, payable to UW-La Crosse, and bring it with you to the Symposium registration. If you have questions regarding CECHs, please call Dr. G.D. Gilmore at (608) 785-8163 or email him at

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CEUs are available for Symposium participants. 0.9 CEUs will be awarded for Thursday and Friday Symposium participation. 0.6 CEUs will be issued for Thursday only and 0.3 CEUs for Friday only.

Symposium Academic Credit Companion Course

Experiential Learning Strategies for Health Education

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Health Education and Health Promotion is offering a companion course that will provide one undergraduate or graduate-level credit.

Please note: Fees for the companion course are in addition to the Symposium registration fee.

Course Information

To earn credit in the course, attendees must complete the following requirements:

  1. Attend at least 5 program sessions during the symposium. To document your attendance, you must ask the presenter(s) of each session you attend to sign the form that has been provided. The signed form must accompany your application project.
  2. Develop a “focused” application project. An application project portrays how a concept, idea, theory, or practical teaching technique can be applied to your actual or projected professional setting and enhances your professional contribution or development in Health Education. Your project may address one or more of the sessions that you attend. Examples of a project include “Curricular application of developmental assets” and “Violence prevention unit for school or community youth.”
  3. Undergraduate credit seekers:
    1. Write a project outline that is 1–2 pages in length.
    2. Write a project that is 3–5 pages in length.
  4. Graduate credit seekers: 
    1. Write a project outline that is 1–2 pages in length.
    2. Write a project that is 6–9 pages in length.
    3. Graduate projects should involve a more detailed description to include alignment with national health education standards and/or professional competencies. They should include how students or adolescents will grow and develop in the identified standards.

Project Requirements

  • An introduction to establishing a rationale for your project
  • A description of your project
  • Knowledge, skills, teaching applications, etc. gained from your project
  • How you plan to (or did) implement your project
  • Personal and professional insights about your project, especially those that occurred as a result of actually implementing it
See the following resources for information regarding national health education standards and professional competencies:

For first-time students

  • HED 467 (undergraduate)
  • HED 567 (graduate)

Repeatable credit opportunity (note change in course #)

  • HED 495 (undergraduate)
  • HED 595 (graduate)

If you want to register prior to the symposium:

Contact Briana Meuer, UWL Extended Learning, at (608) 785-6513 or

Click here to download the Credit Registration Form.

If you want to register at the Symposium:
Approach the registration table and ask for Dr. G.D. Gilmore, Director of Community Health Programs

Instructor Contact Information

G.D. Gilmore, MPH, Ph.D., MCHES

Professor and Director

Graduate Community Health and Public Health Programs

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University of Wisconsin-Extension

201 Mitchell Hall

La Crosse, WI 54601


Tel: (608) 785-8163

Fax: (608) 785-6792

Companion Course Downloads

Spring 2020 Course Syllabus

Spring 2020 Course PowerPoint Presentation


Undergraduate Fee $170.00
Graduate Fee $210.00