With today’s increased focus on encouraging healthy behaviors and preventing illness in individuals and communities, the need for qualified health education specialists is on the rise, with a 21% growth in employment anticipated over the next 10 years.*

Meet the demand for qualified professionals in this field by furthering your education with an M.S. in Health Education and Promotion. Explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and develop the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues in a variety of settings. Study individual and population health as well as the social science aspects of health and gain a basic understanding of core public health principles. Discover how you can empower individuals to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors and help create social and physical environments that support those behaviors.

One of the few universities to offer an online master’s program in Health Education and Promotion, Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and to prepare you to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.

Walden’s MS in Health Education and Promotion is part of one of the largest suites of public health programs available online today. Along with a B.S. in Public Health, an MPH, a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and a Ph.D. in Public Health, Walden provides public health professionals with a continuous path for career growth. 

Master's Programs in Public HealthView a comparison chart to find out if the MS Health Education and Promotion or the MPH is right for you.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–15 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (viewed online January 22, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. 

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