MS in Health Education and Promotion

Choose a master’s program from a university recognized for exceptional CHES exam preparation.1

Gain career-advancing credentials and shape healthier communities with Walden’s MS in Health Education and Promotion program. Walden was included on the Top Ten List of CHES® Candidate-Producing Professional Preparation Programs for 2016 and 2017.1

In our master’s in health education program, you can:

  • Focus on your passion in one of the few online programs dedicated exclusively to health education and promotion.
  • Prepare to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.
  • Build a competitive edge with job-ready skills today’s employers are looking for.

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Transfer Credits: Up to 25 credits

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Standards-Aligned Curriculum

The curriculum in this master’s in health education program aligns with the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). This ensures that you are equipped with relevant, job-ready skills when you graduate.

More about our MS in Health Education and Promotion program

With the emerging focus on prevention-based healthcare, the industry needs skilled professionals to educate people about healthy behaviors. Walden’s master’s in health education program prepares you for a number of direct service or leadership positions in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings. These include:

  • Health educator/counselor
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Health coach/wellness coach
  • Health coalition specialist
  • Community health/outreach coordinator
  • Health education specialist/director

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

Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

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Why earn your master’s in health education degree at Walden?

“My education has improved the way I communicate with communities, leading to positive social change.”

Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo | Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate

1Source: NCHEC News, DBPPP Announces Annual Top Ten List of CHES® Candidate-Producing Professional Preparation Programs for 2017.

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the MS in Health Education and Promotion program: New Mexico and Wisconsin.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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