Online Master of Arts in Health Education and Promotion

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Earn your degree in as little as 12-18 months
  • No GRE required
  • Choose from courses offered in winter, spring, summer and fall
  • Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty who are experts in community health education

Program Plan

The 33-credit program is designed around 21 credits of required courses and 12 credits of elective courses. Toward the end of the program students complete a comprehensive exam.

Required Courses (21 credits):

  • HEA 602: Research Methods - 3 credits
  • HEA 603: History & Philosophy of Health Education - 3 credits
  • HEA 620: Health Counseling - 3 credits
  • HEA 622: Organization & Administration of Health Education Programs - 3 credits
  • HEA 623: Program Planning and Evaluation - 3 credits
  • HEA 670: Field Experience - 3 credits*
  • HEA 675: Teaching Strategies for Community Health - 3 credits

Elective Courses (12 credits):

Choose from any of the following:

  • HEA 502: Women and Health - 3 credits
  • HEA 507: Human Sexuality - 3 credits
  • HEA 509: Drugs and Substance Abuse - 3 credits
  • HEA 510: Health and Aging - 3 credits
  • HEA 511: Perspectives on HIV/AIDS - 3 credits
  • HEA 636: Perspectives on Death and Dying - 3 credits
  • HEA 640: Nutrition and Chronic Disease - 3 credits
  • HEA 680: Special Topics in Health - 3 credits
  • HEA 685: Independent Study - 3 credits

*Students with previous health care or related experience may take an additional elective course above to substitute for HEA 670

Career Opportunities

  • The online MA in Health Education and Promotion provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and competencies as health and wellness professionals.
  • Students completing the program are qualified to sit for the national exam to be a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
  • Graduates find work as health educators in hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations, and in federal, state, and local government offices.
  • This degree is also ideal for a variety of other jobs in the health and human services sectors such as health administrator, case manager, health writer/editor, patient services coordinator, health program specialist, patient advocate, and director of corporate wellness.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA in undergraduate studies
  • Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Craig Demmer, MA Program Director

Dr. Craig Demmer
MA Program Director
Phone: 718-960-7313

Application Deadline

  • Applications for the Fall are due by April 15
  • Applications for the Spring are due by October 18

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