318 Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Eastern Michigan University Master of Science in Health Education program embraces the basic concept that informed decision-making and health-related behavior and environmental changes are critical to our nation's ability to eliminate health disparities and achieve an optimal level of health for all people. The Master of Science in Health Education program prepares culturally competent health education professionals who can partner with indviduals and communities to prevent disease and injury, and promote health.
Eastern Michigan University’s Master of Science in Health Education offers a state-of-the-art program based on theory, research, best practices, and ethical standards. The M.S. in Health Education prepares its students to be at the forefront of promoting the health of the community.
Through the program, students will gain the expertise to (1):
- assess individual and community needs for health education,
- plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs,
- implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs,
- conduct evaluation and research related to health education,
- administer health education strategies, interventions, and programs,
- serve as a health educator resource person, and
- communicate and advocate for health and health education.
The Michigan School Code requires that health education be provided in all public schools in the state. However, health educators have numerous career options in addition to these K-12 settings. Health educators work on college and university campuses, community and voluntary health organizations, government agencies and public health departments, health care settings such as clinics and hospitals, and in companies that provide worksite health promotion programs for their employees.
The Master of Science in Health Education has been designed to provide an abundance of graduate-level courses and professional experiences to enhance your readiness and level of employability.
Classes are scheduled and designed specifically for the working adult. Courses are held on weekday evenings and it is possible to complete the program in two years.