Prepare to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and lead individuals and communities toward healthier futures.
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.
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.
Be personally and professionally prepared to respond to a disaster. Study critical issues in emergency management; strategies for assessing, preparing for, and preventing disasters; and lessons in how to help others deal with disaster, crisis, and trauma.
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.
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.
Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Health Education and Promotion will be prepared to:
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.
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:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online master’s in health education degree program.
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
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.
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.