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PhD in Health Education and Promotion

Capitalize on the growing need for health education professionals.

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: January 8, 2018
Transfer Credits: Up to 40 credits

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Better understand and address the many factors and influences on health and well being.
Prepare to make a positive difference in the health and well-being of men, women, and children in developing countries around the world.
Prepare to become an effective, ethical, and energizing leader in the local, national, or global healthcare promotion arena.
Explore a wide range of factors that influence health including psychology, public health, genetics, medical care, behavior, education level, social status, and the environment.
Focus on research in the field of HEP.

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

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.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

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

Tony Capello

"I credit much of my success and ability to meet professional goals to the relevancy and quality of my studies at Walden."

Tony Capello | PhD in Public Health Graduate