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MS in Health Education and Promotion

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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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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.

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.

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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists 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 master’s in health education degree at Walden?

Mercy Chikhosi

“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.


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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