Why Choose a Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior?

Are you looking to help others live a better life by creating health behavior interventions that empower them to take control of their health? If so, then this is the program for you.

Research and publications in the health education field show disease prevention improves quality of life and decreases health care costs, in turn the job market for health educators and health promotion specialists has steadily increased.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health educators and health promotion specialists will continue to increase as insurance companies and employers look to teach people how to live healthy lives and how to avoid costly diseases and medical procedures.

Health Educators work with individuals, organizations, and communities to: 

  • Identify, define, and describe principles and foundations of health education/promotion.
  • Assess needs, assets and capacity for health education/promotion.
  • Conduct evaluation and research related to health education/promotion.
  • Plan health promotion programs.
  • Implement health education/promotion programs.
  • Administer and manage health education/promotion programs.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education and health promotion.

Career Options

Worksite Wellness Manager

With the substantial workforce comes an increase demand to improve and promote employees' health. Worksite Wellness Managers work closely with health departments and businesses to enhance the safety and health of employees to ensure an enjoyable occupational experience.

Community Health Educator

Community health educators design strategies and programs to improve the health of diverse communities. With prevalent health concerns like obesity, substance abuse, and nutrition in communities, health educators are certainly in high demand to positively influence a community’s overall health.

Health Education and Promotion Specialist

As the health of consumers has shifted from disease-oriented to prevention-oriented, the need for health educators to educate and promote health-enhancing behaviors to the public has increased drastically over the past few years. With the help of Health Education and Promotion Specialist, individuals are better able to self-manage their health and lead independent lives.