Interested in a career in health and enjoy working with people?
The Master of Education (MEd) in Health Education and Promotion is a unique program offering the flexibility to choose between three concentration areas:
• Eating Disorders – leads to a variety of job opportunities as an eating disorders specialist.
• Health Promotion – option for students seeking job opportunities as a health education specialist. Can be completed entirely online.
• K–12 Certification – leads to endorsement for New Hampshire certification as a K-12 Health Education teacher. Can be completed entirely online.
Each concentration has specific enrollment requirements, and some require specific majors or prerequisites courses. Each program is different in its delivery of online, hybrid, face-to-face, intensive weekends, or in-class sessions. The nine credits of core MEd courses may be taken totally online or in a hybrid format.
Health Education and Promotion (HEP) is a pillar for the broader field of public health, which is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This master’s degree program prepares Health Education and Promotion specialists who may serve in a variety of roles calling for broad knowledge and leadership skills used to address health behavior change across all levels of the socio-ecological spectrum, from individual knowledge, skills and attitudes to community-wide and regional population health, and environmental/policy change leadership. Graduates will be qualified to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. This certification is widely recognized by clinical, corporate, academic and community employment Health Education and Promotion employment settings.
Optional specializations are available for students who desire specific professional development as certified K-12 Health Education Teacher or in the area of Eating Disorders awareness, education and treatment.