Walden University’s online PhD in Health Education and Promotion program helps address the growing need for health education professionals who can create, monitor, and evaluate health initiatives designed to prevent disease and help people live healthier lives.

With five focus areas to choose from that will help you gain specialized knowledge, this program helps prepare you to sit for certification exams including:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 54 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 40 credits

Choose from one of five focus areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Global Health
  • Management and Leadership
  • Population Health
  • Research

Walden’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion offers three tracks to choose from, depending on your prior education.

  • Choose Track I if you hold an MS in Health Education and Promotion; this is the shortest path to degree completion.
  • Choose Track II if you hold a Master of Public Health (MPH).
  • Choose Track III if you hold a master’s degree in an academic discipline other than the public health field.

More about our PhD in Health Education and Promotion program

  • Career Options

    The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program will help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings, including but not limited to:*

    • State and local health departments
    • Schools and universities
    • Businesses and corporations
    • Community health agencies

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the Health Education and Promotion program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your PhD in Health Education and Promotion at Walden?

  • Learn With Leaders

    Our faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who have extensive practical experience in the field of health education.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is rooted in the areas of responsibility for health educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).



“The journey at Walden may be challenging, but the rewards are unimaginable!"

Tony Capello | PhD in Public Health Graduate