Online Certificate in Health Education and Promotion

Health care reform and concerns about public health have drawn attention to the importance of teaching individuals and communities about healthy lifestyles. The online Certificate in Health Education is a health education program designed to train you to participate in or lead health promotion activities, initiatives and programs for communities, private companies, schools and other settings. Examples of topics can include smoking cessation, nutrition and obesity, prenatal care, exercise, depression and mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Health educators may work in a variety of fields, offering great career flexibility. A few of these settings include:

  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Employee assistance programs at private companies
  • Social service agencies
  • Public health departments
  • Medical care settings
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community organizing nonprofits
  • Public and private secondary school

Certificate in Health Education and Promotion Curriculum

The certificate requires the successful completion of four courses. It can be taken as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the online Master of Public Health program.

MPH 601 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health
Addresses behavioral and social factors and theories related to individual and population health.

MPH 609 Cultural Context of Health
Addresses cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life course.

MPH 632 Public Health Education Methods
Presents evidence-based methods of health education and promotion addressing major risk factors for death, injury and disability.

MPH 634 Public Health Education Programs and Skills (Elective)
Focuses on health education programs and the skills required for the Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) examinations.

MPH 664 Marketing of Health Services (Elective)
Explores concepts of marketing theory, planning, strategy, research and implementation of marketing plans including social media plans.

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