The Master of Science in Health Education makes an advanced degree possible for those students already working in the field, as well as students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in health education or a related field. This program offers instruction in health behavior change theory and practice; program planning; marketing; health communications and program evaluation; and research techniques.
The Master of Science in Health Education is designed to accommodate both part-time and full-time students and working health professionals by offering evening courses. Full-time students are able to complete the program within 18 months.
Masters level health educators have employment opportunities in a variety of professional settings. These include 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 such as hospitals, clinics, and managed care plans. There is a wide range of jobs filled by graduates. Examples include director of a corporate wellness program, health educator for an AIDS Prevention program, or a researcher on a disease management or prevention program.
This program is designed to provide students with the required competencies needed to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.