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Master of Education: Community Health Education

Your Focus: The Health & Well-Being for All

Community Health Education is a critical discipline that concerns itself with medical interventions that improve the health of a community. Its activities focus on the entire population rather than the individual patient. The mission is to prepare health related professionals in a global society as effective intercultural communicators to administer, develop, implement, and evaluate Community/Public Health Education programs. Equally important, the program's goal is to develop and prepare future leaders for a variety of volunteer-based public health agencies, medical settings, worksite wellness initiatives and governmental base service programs. This program also meets National Commission criteria above for learning outcomes, thus those who complete the program will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Assess Individual and Community Needs for Health Education
  • Plan Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Community/Public Programs
  • Implement Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Community/Public Health Education
  • Administer Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Community/Public Programs
  • Serve as a Community/Public Health Education Resource Person
  • Communicate and Advocate for Health and Community/Public Health Education
  • Meet competencies to take CHES exam

The 33-credit program consists of the following required courses:

  • EDU/HED606: Statistical Methods for the Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED607: Graduate Professional Project in Community Health Education I (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED608: Graduate Professional Project in Community Health Education II* (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED610: Graduate Professional Project Preparation (*activates only if work in 608 is not completed)
  • EDU/HED650: Theory and Foundations of Health Education (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED651: Planning and Implementation of Health Education Programs (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED652: Evaluation and Assessment of Health Education Programs (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED653: Principles of Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED660: Epidemiology and Public Health Issues (3 credits)
  • EDU/HED663: Public Health Policy and Administration (3 credits)
  • 1 Elective


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