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PUBLIC Health Education Program

EMU's Public Health Education program offers a Master of Science degree in Health Education, an undergraduate degree in Public Health-Community Health Education and an undergraduate minor in Health Education. Both the Public Health Major and  the Master of Science in Health Education prepare culturally competent health education professionals to partner with individuals and communities to prevent disease and injury, and promote health.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of health educators is expected to grow by 16 percent through 2026 as more groups look for ways to promote healthy lifestyles for individuals, families and communities.

NEW Graduate Certificate in Health Education degree program.

A new Graduate Certificate in Health Education has been approved to begin in the Fall 2019 semester.  This certificate degree is a 12 credit hour program (4 courses) designed to provide health care professionals the health education foundation needed to be successful in their careers.  The graduate certificate in Health Education also serves as a starting point for individuals who may be interested in completing the Master’s in Health Education degree and/or who are interested in becoming eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. For more information please contact the Public Health Education Graduate Program Coordinator.

Public Health Education Program
Kathy Conley, PhD

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
318 Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Joan Cowdery, PhD,

Graduate Program Coordinator
318 Porter Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Public Health Education Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090