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MS in Health Education and Promotion

Explore emerging health issues and core public health principles.

Walden University’s online MS in Health Education and Promotion program will help you gain the insights and skills you need to design and implement effective health communication initiatives and programs.

Our program allows you to:

  • Choose a specialization that fits your personal and professional goals
  • Prepare to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams

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Transfer Credits: Up to 25 credits

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The Emergency Preparedness specialization is designed to examine ways that health education and promotion can be used to help communities mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies that impact public health. Explore critical aspects of emergency management, how to respond to acts of terrorism, and approaches for dealing with disaster, crisis, and trauma.

The Health Policy and Advocacy specialization focuses on the ever-evolving world of health politics and policy and ways that health education and promotion can be used to advocate and implement change. Explore a broad range of topics, including diversity, human rights, and social justice; policy and politics in U.S. political institutions; and health legislation.

Explore the foundations of population health—including new community medicine structures; socioeconomic determinants of disease; data analytics; and defining health problems, needs, and services within the community.

Gain the cutting-edge skills and insights you need to educate populations, provide preventive interventions, and help protect the health of populations within our communities.

The Self-Designed specialization offers the flexibility and freedom to tailor your program to complement your personal and professional objectives. Choose from a variety of elective courses on topics that include population health, behavioral health, health policy, management and leadership, teaching and learning, and research.

Become the leader you’ve always wanted to be. Expand your own ideas for effecting positive social change while learning critical leadership and practical skills such as grant writing and generating resources.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Examine historic milestones, current challenges, and future trends related to health and health education
  • Analyze biological, social, political, cultural, environmental, and behavioral factors that impact individual and population health
  • Assess community needs and capacity for health education
  • Develop culturally tailored health education programs and communication using health behavior theories and models

More about our MS in Health Education and Promotion program

An MS in Health Education and Promotion can help you gain the skills and experience to work within a wide range of settings to promote healthy lifestyles. These settings include, but are not limited to:*

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Community health agencies
  • Faith-based organizations
  • State and local health departments
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Schools and universities

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

A bachelor'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.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, 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.
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.

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

Tira Wallace

"The academic advisor I spoke with really helped clarify my priorities and evaluate what option was best for me."

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student