Community Health Education, M.S.H.E.

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Public Health



Program Types

About the Community Health Education Program

  • Preparation for community public health professions
  • Capstone projects that integrate practice and research
  • Optional internship that gives students firsthand experience working in a community health setting
  • Interdisciplinary (ID) course options for international service projects

The Master of Science in Health Education (M.S.H.E.) focuses on health education, health promotion, and research in various settings including educational, community, health care, and occupational/worksite. It affords students the opportunity to increase their depth of knowledge in health, behavioral science, and research methods and program evaluation.

Program Goals

The Health Education program educates community health professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment. This is accomplished through a program that integrates education, research, and practice in a global environment.

The goals of the Health Education programs are the following:

  • Educate community health education professionals and develop the skills needed to promote health within communities.
  • Provide an academic environment that integrates community health education with research and practice.
  • Enhance the understanding of the connection between health status and human rights.
  • Translate knowledge into practice through collaborative service projects both domestically and internationally.  This can be accomplished through internships and clinical rotations with community-based organizations, clinics, and local health departments.
  • Employ scientific investigation to advance public health knowledge of the relationship between health and the structural environment within which individuals live and work.

The Health Education degree is offered through the College of Health Sciences