Online Master of Science Degree in Health Education

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Program at a Glance
  • Study how to design, implement, and evaluate health programs.
  • Receive training in the seven areas of responsibility for health education specialists, as identified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).
  • Prepare to seek leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations.
COURSE EFFORT 12–15 Hours per Week
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Science in Health Education Overview

With the focus of America's health care system shifting to the prevention of illness and the promotion of healthier lifestyles, a master’s in health education from Purdue Global can empower you to help others live healthier lives.

The online master's in health education focuses on the skills and knowledge related to public and community health education. Curriculum is focused on preparing you to:

  • Identify major concepts, theories, issues, and trends in health education and promotion.
  • Develop and analyze health education programs using the proper concepts, principles, and methods.
  • Design and critique research in health education programming.
  • Gain an understanding of multicultural literacy in the field of health education and wellness.
  • Uphold the professional standards outlined in the Health Education Code of Ethics.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Gain Real-World Experience

Prior to graduation, you will complete an onsite fieldwork experience to help you gain valuable on-the-job experience. You will work closely with a site preceptor, faculty advisor, and supportive staff every step of the way.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Science in Health Education from Purdue Global, you could pursue a wide range of leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, corporate, and academic settings.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking For:

  1. Speaking
  2. Active Listening
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Instructing
  5. Social Perceptiveness

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

What Does a Health Educator Do?

Health educators solve community health issues by designing and implementing educational programs that promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

Health educator responsibilities may include grant writing, resource evaluations, referrals, social marketing and media, community organizing, developing training methods and materials, and publishing.

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Courses in the Master of Science in Health Education are designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in the broad areas of public health education and community health.

Sample Courses
  • Environmental Health
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Health Education Design, Implementation, and Administration
  • Public Health Leadership and Administration
  • Health Education and Communication
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits56
  • Total Credits56

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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