What Sets UM-Flint's Health Education (MS) Program Apart?
UM-Flint’s MS in Health Education program is specifically designed for individuals looking to translate their passion for health into an advanced degree and rewarding career—regardless of whether you have prior relevant job experience or have completed an undergraduate degree in health education.
Masters-level health educators are employed in a variety of professional settings and roles. Our program prepares students to pursue their careers in worksite health promotion programs; non-profit community health agencies; university student health centers; state or local health departments; for-profit corporations; government agencies; faith-based settings; and hospitals or clinic settings.
We offer two options to fit your needs: a full-time (18 months) or part-time (24 months) format designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. Students are encouraged to begin the program in the fall, but motivated full-time students can begin in the winter or spring and complete the program within 18 months.
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH
The MS in Heath Education program provides opportunities for students to apply health education competencies and skills through practicums with local community health agencies. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in participatory research/engagement whereas they will work collaboratively with community leaders and faculty to conduct research that positively impacts health outcomes for the residents of Flint and Genesee County.
MS in Health Education students also have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community by volunteering health education services to the uninsured and underinsured of Flint through the Physical Therapy Health Education and Rehabilitation student-run free clinic (PT HEART). Furthermore, the program sponsors the Delta Phi chapter of the Health Education National Honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma, providing student members with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
All courses are taught by expert faculty who bring extensive real-world knowledge and experience to their instruction. Your faculty mentors are there to guide you in the practical application of your classroom lessons, and are available to support you throughout your educational journey and beyond.
You’ll complete the Health Education program with a small cohort of fellow students who share your passion for improving the health of communities. This structure enables you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development. Coursework emphasizes team-based project work that allows for networking while improving collaborative and communication skills.
UM-Flint is a part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, enabling students to tap into additional resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses. UM-Flint’s Health Education program sponsors the Delta Phi chapter of the Health Education National Honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma, providing student members with opportunities for personal and professional growth during the program and post-graduation.