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PhD in Health Education and Promotion

Walden University’s online PhD in Health Education and Promotion program helps address the growing need for health education professionals who can create, monitor, and evaluate health initiatives designed to prevent disease and help people live healthier lives. With six focus areas to choose from that will help you gain specialized knowledge, this program helps prepare you to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exam.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“The importance of social change came to me after my coursework started. After several classes, I saw that I could make a difference in others’ lives through my research.”

Rebecca Foster

Walden Graduate
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Why choose Walden?

  • Walden is one of the few universities to offer an online PhD in Health Education and Promotion.
  • Our program helps prepare graduates to sit for the national CHES or MCHES exams.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a newly developed program with a curriculum that is rooted in the areas of responsibility for health educators outlined by the National Council for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
  • PhD in Health Education and Promotion faculty  are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who have extensive practical experience in the field of health education.
  • Students can choose their own topic to complete their dissertation.

Career Options

The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program will help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings, including but not limited to:

  • State and local health departments
  • Schools and universities
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Community health agencies

†Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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