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

To ease the strain on our healthcare system, the nation’s healthcare providers are shifting to prevention as a path to greater wellness for all Americans. Help lead the way toward a health revolution with an MS in Health Education and Promotion from Walden. A master’s in health education prepares students to educate the public on health issues as well as design, implement, and evaluate communications and prevention programs.

Why Pursue Your Online Master’s in Health Education With Walden?

  • Focus on your passion: Walden has one of the few online programs dedicated exclusively to health education and promotion. Engage in intensive learning and build expertise in what matters most to you.
  • Find your edge with relevant, job-ready skills: The curriculum in this program aligns with the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
  • Prepare for career-enhancing credentials: Coursework prepares you to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.
  • Take an active role in improving lives: An MS in Health Education and Promotion from Walden can put you on the front lines of a rewarding field. Make a difference working directly with individuals and populations.

Walden Is Recognized for CHES Certification Preparation

When it comes to furthering your career in health education, certification matters. Walden University was included on the Top Ten List of CHES® Candidate-Producing Professional Preparation Programs for 2016 and 2017.1 Choose a university focused on preparing you to earn a credential that gives you a competitive advantage in the job marketplace.

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Turn Your Aspirations Into Impact

The U.S. is in the midst of a healthcare crisis. Be part of the solution with an online master’s in health education from Walden. Gain the skills to work with individuals and communities to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate health programs, campaigns, and services that promote health and prevent disease. If your goal is to become a certified health education specialist, our program prepares you to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exam.

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There’s no better time to earn an online master's in health education degree that empowers you to broaden your impact in your community. Walden is here for you at every step. Get started today and find out how we can help you achieve your career goals.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Health Education and Promotion will be prepared to:

  1. Examine historic milestones, current challenges, and future trends related to health and health education.
  2. Analyze biological, social, political, cultural, environmental, and behavioral factors that impact individual and population health.
  3. Assess community needs and capacity for health education.
  4. Develop culturally tailored health education programs and communication using health behavior theories and models.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs, communication, and research.
  6. Apply key leadership concepts and skills to effectively administer health education programs and services.
  7. Utilize best practices of health communication to promote and advocate for individual and population health.
  8. Apply research principles and methods to address 21st-century health challenges.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MS in Health Education and Promotion?

Lead the Way to a Healthier Nation

With the emerging focus on prevention-based healthcare, professionals are needed to help improve health outcomes and lessen costs by educating people about healthy behaviors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 11% through 2028—much faster than the average for all occupations.2

Walden’s MS in Health Education and Promotion program prepares you to navigate the changing healthcare landscape and become an innovative leader that supports healthy, resilient communities. Position yourself for new career opportunities, whether you aspire to touch lives as an educator or develop groundbreaking social outreach initiatives.

What Can I Do With a Master’s in Health Education?

A master’s in health education degree from Walden can prepare 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 online master’s in health education degree program.

Increase Your Earning Potential

A master’s degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. The salary difference between a bachelor’s and master’s degree is significant, according to Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight:3

  • Associate degree: $48,600
  • Bachelor’s degree: $51,000
  • Master’s degree: $73,400

Testimonials

JImmy Watson

Jimmy Watson

BS in Health Studies Graduate / MHA Graduate
I continue to find the academic legitimacy at Walden to be far superior to other online institutions.
Pursuing a degree from Walden is a commitment to efficiency and quality in healthcare.
Being a student at Walden University is one of the best things that has happened to me in my life. As a father, husband, and worker, I was able to navigate this triangular responsibility alongside my academic challenges.
W. Sumner Davis MPH/PhD in Public Health Graduate
W. Sumner Davis
Perry Ishmael Peralta MHA Graduate
Perry Ishmael Peralta
Ogbeide Elijah MHA Graduate
Ogbeide Elijah

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

2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

3Source: Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Results for salaries are at the national level and may not reflect local and/or short-term job conditions, do not guarantee actual salaries, and are subject to change.

4Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

Note on Certification:
The MS in Health Education and Promotion has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and to prepare students to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CHES and MCHES exams, students should visit http://www.nchec.org.

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