Online Master’s Degrees in Health Education
Graduates may either seek employment or pursue a doctoral degree program in health education or related field. Master’s-level graduates may obtain employment in government wellness initiatives, community health programs, schools, universities, and healthcare facilities.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 37% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level health education programs may include select specialized electives alongside core health education classes. These courses may teach students how to formulate health and wellness programs, integrate health into communities, and become leaders in the health education field. Core health education courses may include the following:
- Foundations in Health Education
- Health Education Ethics
- Health Education Program Planning
- Health Education Training
- Administration of Health Education Programs
- Leadership in Health Education
- Introduction to Health Professions
Students who obtain a master’s degree in health education may pursue a career in healthcare facilities, schools, universities, community wellness centers, and in government programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in health education are projected to increase by 37% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Personal Trainer
- Health Teacher
- Diabetes Educator
- Weight Loss Specialist
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may have the opportunity to enhance their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in health education may prepare individuals for university teaching positions and leadership health and wellness roles within communities. Employers may require a master’s degree in addition to licensure to qualify for select teaching positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
- MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
- MS in Higher Education - College Teaching
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Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.
- M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
- MA Teaching: Middle Grades
- M.Ed. - Teaching and Learning
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St. Thomas University is a Miami-based institution of higher learning with a rich history of academic achievement centered on the belief that education is a path to enlightenment. Founded as Biscayne College in 1961, we earned full university status in 1984. We adopted the St. Thomas name at that time to honor the original Augustinian institution of higher learning where our founders taught and led.Learn from dedicated, experienced instructors committed to your success: St. Thomas University’s graduate degree programs offer an inclusive, faith-based academic environment focused on practical training, critical thinking and ethical leadership. A reliable online learning system allows you to study with other adult students, around your own schedule, and wherever you connect online. Our commitment is to the academic, personal, and professional success of each student, preparing graduates to be ethical leaders in the world community. We offer fully online business, education, science and technology graduate degrees built on a 50-year tradition of scholastic excellence, community leadership, and faith-focused values. Our accredited online programs meet the same high standards of academic quality as our on-campus programs and are designed specifically for working adults – study and complete assignments around your schedule!
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