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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.

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

PBHL 5503 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Presents evidence-based methods of health education and promotion addressing major risk factors for death, injury and disability.

PBHL 6203 Public Health Programs and Skills
Focuses on health education programs and the skills required for the Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES) examinations.

PBHL 6502 Public Health Grant Writing
Provides an overview of the grant writing process and funding sources for research, practice, and administration/planning grants; and requires development of a full grant proposal.

Learn more about the online Certificate in Health Education and Promotion: Request more information or call us today at (866) 295-3104 to speak to a Program Manager.