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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

MS in Health Education and Promotion


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The MS in Health Education and Promotion program is designed to provide students with a global perspective on the role of health education. Students examine individual and population health to gain knowledge of core public health principles while using applied research to build social and physical environments that support healthy behaviors. Students gain a solid foundation in core public health disciplines so they can develop, analyze, implement, and assess health education programs and strategies in a variety of settings. Designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), coursework includes research in core public health principles, individual and population health, social sciences, behavior change theory, global trends, and current health initiatives. Upon completion of the MS in Health Education and Promotion, students will be prepared to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.

Learning Outcomes


 Graduates of this program 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.

Specializations


Degree Requirements


  • 50 total quarter credits for General program; 60 total quarter credits with specialization
  • Foundation courses (5 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Elective course (5 cr.) for General program; Specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum


Elective Course (5 cr.)


For General Program

  • HLTH 6207 - Grant Writing♦ *
  • *Students can request via Academic Advising to change this elective course, or students can opt to add a specialization.

Specialization Courses (15 cr.)


These courses are dependent upon the particular specialization. Please see the course list on each specialization page.

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.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the MS in Health Education and Promotion program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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