• Ensuring greater academic RECOGNITION on the global stage.

• Promoting TRANSFERABILITY of public health education & training.

• Increasing EMPLOYABILITY of public health graduates.

• Attesting the QUALITY of Public Health Workforce training.




Reviewer Descriptors.


Site Visitor Application

This page outlines what the qualifications of an APHEA reviewer look like and what the responsibilities are. Over the forthcoming years APHEA will be developing new products in which it will require different skill sets so potential applicants are advised to keep checking this page. APHEA also run training for site visitors and we do encourage applications from individuals who may be somewhere toward these requested qualifications.


Site Visitor Qualifications:

Be a senior academician (e.g., dean, director, associate director, department chair or senior faculty member) in public health or a related field. Must possess strong written, communication and analytical skills. Doctoral degree required.


Be a senior public health practitioner (primarily  employed by a public health department, non-profit organization, health-related organization, etc. with preferably at least 10 years of experience in public health). Must possess strong written, communication and analytical skills. At least master’s degree required.


Be a (senior) staff member at an institute of higher education, accreditation agency or similar organization experienced in peer review and/or accreditation processes, either on a national or international level, preferably within the domain of health. Experienced in the application of quality frameworks and maintaining quality assurance. Must possess strong written, communication and analytical skills.


Site Visitor Responsibilities:

  • Identify and disclose any potential and perceived conflicts of interest when accepting a site visit invitation.
  • Make no disclosure about individual programme evaluations and recommendations resulting from the review process.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the accreditation criteria, their interpretation, and the problems potentially encountered in their application.
  • Be very familiar with programme’s self study report and other materials pertaining to the programme distributed prior to site visit.
  • Be present, attentive and participatory during all site visit interviews, meetings and executive sessions of the site team.
  • Assess programme’s compliance with accreditation criteria, make judgments and provide evidence for judgments.
  • Avoid comparisons or advice giving while on site at programme.
  • Adhere to the site visit agenda and comply with requests of site visit chair.
  • Agree on team judgments in order to formulate consensus in final report.
  • Draft sections of site report during the site visit and submit them to the team secretary on the last day of the visit.
  • Review draft site report (put together by site visit chair along with team secretary)
  • Site visit chair takes responsibility for contents of final report.