York Health & Phys. Ed Department Selected as a Chapter for Eta Sigma Gamma

The York College Health and Physical Education department has been selected to become the latest chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma, the National Health Education Honorary.

The national board of directors approved York College for membership on February 26.

Eta Sigma Gamma was founded in 1967 on the campus of Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana.  The founding of Eta Sigma Gamma was intended to provide an organization that would further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in and for the health education and health science discipline.  Today, there are over eighty chapters representing thousands of students in colleges and universities around the United States.

“It’s a special honor for York College to be accepted into this distinguished chapter,” said Dr. David Ajuluchukwu, Chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department.  “Being a member will allow our students to interact with other members of chapters across the nation.  I believe this will encourage students to join our program and also give York College national exposure.”

The goals of the honorary include: supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programs and resources; stimulating and disseminating scientific research; motivating and providing health education services; recognizing academic achievement; supporting health education advocacy initiatives; promoting professional standards and ethics; and promoting networking activities among health educators and related professionals.

In order to become a member of this prestigious group, a school must uphold the goals of the honorary by participating in events related to education, research and service.  In addition, each member must maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher, attend Chapter meetings and participate in at least one Chapter Committee.

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