Kaplan University

MS in Health Education

The Master of Science in Health Education curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to develop, execute, and evaluate private and public wellness programs. Read more about this program from Kaplan University here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Health Education

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Health Education program have the opportunity to examine trends and practices for promoting the well being of physically and culturally diverse individuals. The program is designed to cover topics in exercise, healthy eating, alternative medicine, and disease prevention. Students will have the chance put their knowledge to action by developing original and practical health education and nutrition initiatives. What's more, the program is designed to prepare participants for health education specialist certification and master certified health education specialist certification exams offered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.*

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Health Education:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • ET 503: Using Technology - Applications in the Content Areas (4 credits)
  • HA 515: Leadership in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HA 560: Community Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • HD 505: Introduction to Health Education (4 credits)
  • HD 510: Current Health Issues for Health Educators (4 credits)
  • HD 530: Health, Environment, and Sustainability for Health Professionals (4 credits)
  • HD 540: Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness for the Health Educator (4 credits)
  • HD 625: Health Education Design, Implementation, and Administration (4 credits)
  • NS 600: Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Education for Health Educators (4 credits)
  • PU 515: Principles of Biostatistics (4 credits)
  • PU 520: Principles of Epidemiology (4 credits)
  • PU 630: Health Education and Communication (4 credits)
  • HD 599: Master's Capstone in Health Education (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of this Kaplan University program, graduates could go on to pursue work with not-for-profit health organizations, government agencies, medical facilities, schools, or businesses. The Master of Science in Health Education program is designed to teach students how to work with clients one-on-one or in larger group settings. Professionals in this field could be able to undertake responsibilities in resource management, research and data analysis, activities planning, presentation, or program evaluation.

A graduate degree in health education could allow individuals to pursue opportunities as a:

  • Healthy living educator
  • Health services coordinator
  • Health education manager

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