Health Education and Health Promotion

(Master of Public Health)

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Fostering Future Leaders in Health Education and Promotion

Are you passionate about promoting health and wellness? The Health Education and Health Promotion concentration within the Master of Public Health program at the University of Cincinnati, offers a unique and multidisciplinary approach to promote health, prevent disease, and protect the environment of our communities, locally and beyond. With a concentration in Health Education and Promotion, students are prepared to work with a variety of populations to improve overall health through education, policy, and advocacy.  Students in this concentration will explore topics, including social and behavioral theory, program planning and evaluation, survey measurement, health disparities, and community engagement. Through a combination of coursework and practical experiences, students develop a deep understanding of the theories and practices that drive effective health education and promotion efforts in the field.  

The Health Education and Promotion concentration is a comprehensive program where students gain the skills and knowledge needed to address complex health challenges through education and promotion strategies. From designing health campaigns to implementing behavior change programs, graduates emerge as leaders in the field, equipped to create meaningful change. 

Our graduate programs in Health Promotion & Education are ideal if you are interested in helping people and communities to adopt healthy behaviors, healthy lifestyles, and committed toward helping others in the community to lead healthier lives.

Advance your career with a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Health Promotion and Education helping people and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles.


Projected Job Growth



2 yr

Completion Time

The Master of Public Health program was ranked 89th out of 195 public health program and schools by the U.S. News and World Report, 2023.

Why choose a concentration in Health Education and Promotion?

Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional looking to advance your career or a recent graduate passionate about improving public health, the Health Education and Promotion concentration at the University of Cincinnati offers the tools and resources needed to succeed in this dynamic field. Embrace the opportunity to make a difference and unlock a healthy future for communities. 

The Health Education and Promotion concentration in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Cincinnati is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health and wellness across populations.  This concentration focuses on understanding the social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health and implementing evidence-based strategies to address them.

The skills I've learned are not only applicable to 'real life' community health work, but they're also practical and can be delivered in ways that all humans can understand and apply to their own quality of life.

Kirstin Buckner

Real World Experiences

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The Health Education and Promotion concentration goes beyond theory, providing hands-on experiences through internships, practicums, and research opportunities. Students are mentored by experienced faculty who are experts in their respective fields, offering valuable guidance and support throughout their educational journey.

Diverse Career Pathways

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Health Education extends beyond traditional healthcare settings. Opportunities abound in schools, community organizations, corporate wellness programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. As a health educator, you can work with diverse populations and create tailored interventions that address their specific health needs.  This program prepares students for health education positions within public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, business and industry, and healthcare associated organizations. 

Research Centers

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There has been significant growth and transformation in the field of Public Health driven by changes in research and curriculum development. This growth opens up a wide range of possibilities for professionals like you who are passionate about making a positive impact. Thus, Students are invited to engage in research with faculty at numerous levels. Most faculty have research teams that include Masters and Doctoral students. Learn more about the types of research opportunities for students in the Public Health Master's program.

Apply to our Master of Public Health | Health Education and Promotion

If you are ready to unlock opportunities for a healthy future and make a meaningful difference in public health, consider exploring the Health Education and Promotion concentration within the Master of Public Health program. Embrace the chance to become a leader in the field and contribute to building healthier communities. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!