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2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.S. in Health Education and Promotion


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The M.S. 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 M.S. 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


General Program: 50 total quarter credits

  • Foundation courses (5 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Elective course (5 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

With Specialization: 60 total quarter credits

  • Foundation courses (5 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)
     

Course Sequence


Core Curriculum (General Program)

Quarter

Course Title
Credits
1  
 5
   5
2    5
   5
3  
 5
   5
4    5
   5
5    (or other elective chosen from the specialization courses available for the M.S. in Health Education and Promotion)  5
   5

 

 

Core Curriculum (With Specialization)

Quarter
Course Title
Credits
1  
  5
2   5
  5
3   5
  5
4   5
  5
5
 
Specialization Course 1 5
Specialization Course 2 5
6 Specialization Course 3 5
  5

 

 

Program Data


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