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MS in Health Education and Promotion

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health education and promotion is crucial to improving outcomes in the prevention and control of disease - and in meeting the organization’s defined health-related Millennium Development Goals.* Walden University’s MS in Health Education and Promotion program can prepare you with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career while helping people, organizations, and communities adopt new lifestyle behaviors and assume an active role in improving health. One of the few master’s programs in health education and promotion offered completely online, the program shares similar courses with Walden’s popular Master of Public Health program, but with an emphasis on communication and education.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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  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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“My Walden education has helped me to think strategically and to look more broadly at public health issues and problem-solve more effectively.”

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  • Emergency Preparedness: The Emergency Preparedness specialization is designed to examine ways that health education and promotion can be used to help communities mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies that impact public health. Explore critical aspects of emergency management, how to respond to acts of terrorism, and approaches for dealing with disaster, crisis, and trauma.
  • Health Policy and Advocacy: The Health Policy and Advocacy specialization focuses on the ever-evolving world of health politics and policy and ways that health education and promotion can be used to advocate and implement change. Explore a broad range of topics, including diversity, human rights, and social justice; policy and politics in U.S. political institutions; and health legislation.
  • Self-Designed: The Self-Designed specialization offers the flexibility and freedom to tailor your program to complement your personal and professional objectives. Choose from a variety of elective courses on topics that include population health, behavioral health, health policy, management and leadership, teaching and learning, and research.

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*World Health Organization on the Internet at (viewed online 03/06/2014).
Many countries have their own educational accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. Prospective students who reside outside of the United States are advised to review accreditation requirements for their own country to confirm recognition of their Walden program of choice.

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