Health Education (Public and Community Health)


Our nationally recognized Master of Science in Health Education with a concentration in Community Health Education is the ideal choice if you are interested in helping people and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. This program has been especially designed for those who want to work in helping others in community health settings, health departments, nonprofit agencies, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, and health organizations. Course offerings include all of the major areas of health education based on the Seven Areas of Responsbility for Health Educators. Successful completion of the degree prepares students to receive the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHESĀ®) credential after passing the national exam.

SAMPLE Full-time curriculum plan

Please refer to the 2019-2020 Health Promotion and Education Program Graduate Student Handbook for more information.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • work as a health educator in community health settings
  • help individuals, groups and communities to become healthy in all aspects of their lives
  • Upon completion, students will be prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHESĀ®) exam

This degree can also be beneficial for individuals who wish to pursue doctoral level training.    

Additional Information

Find out more about the graduate Health Education (Public and Community Health) program.

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