Health education is the field in which professionals teach people how to behave in a manner conducive to the promotion, maintenance, or restoration of health. This area of health encompasses a number of related subjects, including environmental health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual health, and spiritual health.
A Master of Science degree in health education is designed to train health promotion professionals in the design, implementation, and evaluation of promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Some programs require work experience or an undergraduate degree in a related field. Others may have prerequisite introductory courses in subjects such as biology, public speaking, or psychology that must be taken before beginning the program (if they were not completed as an undergraduate). The MS in health education can be completed in as little as 18 months. Coursework can include health behavior change theory and practice, program planning, marketing, health communications, program evaluation, and research techniques, among others. Upon completion of this degree, students can explore employment opportunities in a variety of different settings, such as worksite health promotion programs, non-profit community health agencies, university student health centers, state and local health departments, for-profit corporations, governmental agencies, faith-based settings, and health care systems.
MS in Health Education Degree Programs
- MS: Health Education from Kaplan University