The PE Fellowship is a competency-based program. Competencies provide the framework for trainings, assignments, and activities fellows participate in while in the program and describing what the fellow should be able to do upon completion of the fellowship. The competencies are also at the core of the planning and evaluation process for the PE Fellowship. They will continue to evolve in order to meet the expanding mission of CDC and public health.

The PE Fellowship’s total program requirements are based upon competencies and encompass both performance requirements and didactic requirements. Training for the PE Fellowship is categorized into one of five domains identified through an inclusive, systematic process. The PE Fellowship domains and competencies are summarized below.