2019 Accredited Online Health Education Degrees

Quick Facts
Accreditation: Institutional
Degree Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
Avg Tuition: $23,597

Health education degrees are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate levels. The field of health education is interdiscplinary and encompasses a wide variety of strategies used to educate individuals and communities about improving health. There are 141 accredited online schools offering health education degrees, 10 of which stand out as the best online master's programs based on tuition costs and alumni salaries provided by PayScale.

Prospective health education students should select a regionally accredited institution. Additionally, those who are pursuing careers as a certified teacher within the public school system should look for a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools - Health Education Degrees ( 141)

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Albany State University SACS COC $16,136 Add Review
46 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Associate of Science in Health & Physical Education - Teacher Education
American National University DEAC $14,886 0% (2 reviews)
58 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Nursing - Nurse Educator - Master
American University MSCHE $46,615 100% (2 reviews)
61 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MS in Nutrition Education
Angelo State University SACS COC $17,161 100% (1 review)
35 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
Arizona State University HLC $15,691 - $27,372 68% (81 reviews)
208 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • BS in Health Education and Health Promotion
Arkansas State University HLC $14,778 33% (3 reviews)
61 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of General Studies - Physical Education
Ashford University WASC WSCUC $10,632 - $13,400 67% (639 reviews)
146 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • BA/Health Education
Auburn University at Montgomery SACS COC $17,140 Add Review
25 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Educational Specialist in Physical Education
Ball State University HLC $25,942 100% (4 reviews)
125 Programs, 3 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
Benedictine University HLC $33,900 33% (3 reviews)
49 Programs, 3 in Health Education (view all)
  • Health Education and Promotion Certificate
  • Master of Public Health - Health Education & Promotion
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness - Health Education
California State University-Northridge WASC WSCUC $18,755 100% (1 review)
24 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health - Community Health Education
California State University-San Bernardino WASC WSCUC $18,765 0% (1 review)
64 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Optician Training
California University of Pennsylvania MSCHE $15,326 80% (15 reviews)
105 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Certificate in Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education
Canisius College MSCHE $36,454 100% (2 reviews)
25 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Community and School Health
Carlow University MSCHE $28,596 Add Review
23 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education and Leadership
Carrington College WASC ACCJC $13,975 - $54,125 0% (2 reviews)
11 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Associate of Science in Health Studies (Completion Degree)
Cedarville University HLC $29,156 Add Review
13 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
Central Washington University NWCCU $22,010 100% (1 review)
43 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Health & Physical Education
Charleston Southern University SACS COC $24,840 Add Review
35 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
Cleveland State University HLC $13,829 Add Review
23 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Colorado Technical University - Online HLC Not Provided 64% (280 reviews)
123 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Columbia Southern University DEAC $6,600 80% (162 reviews)
74 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health-Community Health Education
Columbia University in the City of New York MSCHE $57,208 Add Review
75 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics
  • Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management
Concordia University - Nebraska HLC $31,000 0% (1 review)
39 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health - Community Health Education
Concordia University - Texas SACS COC $30,600 100% (1 review)
40 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN: Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - RN to MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - RN+ to MSN: Nursing Education
Concordia University-Irvine WASC WSCUC $34,100 0% (1 review)
29 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Creighton University HLC $38,750 100% (3 reviews)
65 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management
Delta State University SACS COC $6,859 0% (2 reviews)
32 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate - Post-Master’s “Fast Track” Nurse Educator
Drexel University MSCHE $52,002 60% (5 reviews)
296 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Nursing Education
Drury University HLC $27,015 Add Review
36 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Community Health
Duke University SACS COC $53,500 Add Review
78 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • MSN in Nursing Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Duquesne University MSCHE $36,394 25% (4 reviews)
25 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Education and Faculty Role
  • Post-Master's Certificate - Nurse Education and Faculty Role
East Carolina University SACS COC $23,420 100% (4 reviews)
148 Programs, 5 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education in the Health Care Professions
  • Master of Arts in Education - Health Education
  • Master of Arts in Health Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Eastern Illinois University HLC $13,868 Add Review
28 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership
Eastern Oregon University NWCCU $19,682 80% (5 reviews)
46 Programs, 8 in Health Education (view all)
  • BA in Physical Activity and Health
  • BA in Physical Activity and Health - Community Health
  • BA in Physical Activity and Health - Exercise Science
  • BA in Physical Activity and Health - Physical Education and Sport
Eastern University MSCHE $32,145 Add Review
21 Programs, 5 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certification in School Health Supervisor
  • Certification in School Nurse (K-12)
  • Master of Education in School Health Services
  • Master of Education in School Health Services - School Health Supervisor Certification
Emporia State University HLC $19,918 Add Review
85 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MS in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Excelsior College MSCHE Not Provided 59% (120 reviews)
195 Programs, 5 in Health Education (view all)
  • Associate of Science in Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Health Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Health Education / MS in Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences - Health Professions Education
Ferris State University HLC $18,588 Add Review
33 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Cancer Information Management Certificate
Florida Atlantic University SACS COC $17,276 100% (4 reviews)
37 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion
George Mason University SACS COC $34,370 Add Review
60 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources - Sport Management
The George Washington University MSCHE $53,518 75% (4 reviews)
151 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Georgia Southwestern State University SACS COC $15,802 100% (1 review)
17 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Georgia State University SACS COC $23,971 0% (1 review)
33 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Health and Physical Education
Grand Canyon University HLC $17,050 53% (411 reviews)
220 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Education (Bridge)
Independence University ACCSC $16,968 56% (95 reviews)
37 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of science in Nursing Education
Jackson State University SACS COC $18,314 Add Review
23 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Jacksonville University SACS COC $35,260 88% (8 reviews)
23 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • MS in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Post Graduate Certificate: Clinical Nurse Educator
Johns Hopkins University MSCHE $52,170 Add Review
370 Programs, 15 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Bioethics and Health Policy
  • Certificate in Demographic Methods
  • Certificate in Education in the Health Professions
  • Certificate in Gerontology
Johnson & Wales University-Online NECHE $13,365 Add Review
55 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • BS - Health Science - Health Promotion
Kent State University at Kent HLC $18,544 100% (1 review)
102 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health in Health Promotion and Education
Lewis University HLC $31,250 0% (1 review)
61 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University SACS COC $11,700 60% (242 reviews)
543 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • CTG: Health Promotion
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Health & Wellness
  • Master in Public Health: Health Promotion
  • MSN: Nurse Educator Track
Lindenwood University HLC $16,960 Add Review
72 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MSN in Nurse Educator
McKendree University HLC $29,640 50% (2 reviews)
27 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Michigan State University HLC $39,406 100% (3 reviews)
110 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Health Professions Education
Minnesota State University-Moorhead HLC $15,878 Add Review
43 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator (NED)
Minot State University HLC $6,810 Add Review
33 Programs, 6 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning Disabilities
  • Master of Science in Special Education - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Master of Science in Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education
Morehead State University SACS COC $13,426 Add Review
51 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Wellness Promotion
National American University Online HLC $6,075 - $15,075 36% (72 reviews)
102 Programs, 3 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master Certificate-Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing Emphasis Education
Nebraska Methodist College HLC $15,980 100% (1 review)
38 Programs, 3 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare - Education
  • MS in Wellness and Health Promotion Management
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Nurse Educator
New Mexico State University HLC $21,022 Add Review
41 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health - Health Behavior and Health Promotion (HBHP)
North Dakota State University - Main Campus HLC $20,692 Add Review
32 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • M.S in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport
Northcentral University WASC WSCUC $17,526 50% (210 reviews)
272 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
Northeastern State University HLC $14,022 100% (1 review)
23 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing - Administrative Leadership in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • M.S. in Nursing - Nursing Informatics
Northern Arizona University HLC $24,841 72% (18 reviews)
160 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor's in Career and Technical Education - Health Careers
Northern State University HLC $11,210 Add Review
28 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Wellness
Northwestern State University of Louisiana SACS COC $18,710 100% (2 reviews)
103 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Radiologic Science - Radiologic Sciences Education
Norwich University NECHE $38,662 79% (19 reviews)
92 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Nova Southeastern University SACS COC $29,930 71% (7 reviews)
228 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Health Education
  • Master of Science in Medical Education
Old Dominion University SACS COC $27,900 80% (10 reviews)
123 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator
  • Master of Public Health - Health Promotion & Education
Olivet Nazarene University HLC $34,940 9% (22 reviews)
34 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education Track
Point Park University MSCHE $30,130 Add Review
29 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Education in Athletic Coaching
Purdue University Global HLC $11,581 - $16,246 34% (104 reviews)
176 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Health Education
  • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
Rasmussen College Online HLC $10,935 49% (75 reviews)
60 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Nursing - Education MSN
Regis University HLC $35,610 52% (21 reviews)
121 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Care Education
Rowan University MSCHE $21,890 100% (1 review)
46 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Enhancing Instructional Practices in Health Professions Education
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - Nurse Educator
  • Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Wellness and Lifestyle Management
Rutgers University MSCHE $30,579 67% (3 reviews)
98 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Health Advocacy
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Management and Education (Degree Completion)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
  • Master of Science in Health Professions Education
Saint Francis University MSCHE $35,066 Add Review
19 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Health Science in Health Education
Salem University HLC $16,700 100% (1 review)
50 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • BS Health Education
San Jose State University WASC WSCUC $19,601 100% (1 review)
20 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health - Community Health Education
South University Online SACS COC $13,354 38% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Nursing - Nurse Educator Specialization (MS)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale HLC $28,107 Add Review
42 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • BS in Radiology Management/Education
Southern New Hampshire University Online NECHE $11,520 61% (303 reviews)
286 Programs, 3 in Health Education (view all)
  • BS Community Health Education
  • MS in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Southwestern Oklahoma State University HLC $13,905 Add Review
13 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MSN in Education
Spring Arbor University Online HLC $27,750 Add Review
44 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education
  • RN to MSN - Education
Stevenson University MSCHE $35,490 Add Review
156 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • RN - BSN to MSN - Nursing Education
Tennessee Tech University SACS COC $24,377 Add Review
45 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Arts in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness - Fitness and Lifetime Wellness
Texas A & M University-Commerce SACS COC $20,884 86% (7 reviews)
54 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies - Health Promotion
  • Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies - Physical Education Pedagogy
Texas A&M University-College Station SACS COC $36,606 67% (3 reviews)
129 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certificate in Education for Health Care Professionals
  • Certificate in Education for Healthcare Professionals
  • Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals (Non Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals (Thesis Option)
Texas Woman's University SACS COC $17,446 100% (2 reviews)
31 Programs, 4 in Health Education (view all)
  • Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Coaching
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sport Management
  • Master of Science in Nutrition
Thomas Edison State University MSCHE $9,820 57% (60 reviews)
129 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Fitness and Wellness Services
Touro University Worldwide WASC WSCUC $14,600 50% (4 reviews)
56 Programs, 2 in Health Education (view all)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Health Education
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences - Health Education
Towson University MSCHE $22,140 Add Review
29 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • B.S. in Allied Health - Health Promotion, Wellness, Prevention and Community Health Education
Trident University International WASC WSCUC $9,240 75% (68 reviews)
89 Programs, 6 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Education
  • Health Sciences (BSHS)
  • Health Sciences (MSHS)
  • Health Sciences (Ph.D. HS)
University College WASC WSCUC $10,200 Add Review
83 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MS in Physical Education
University of Alabama SACS COC $28,100 67% (3 reviews)
56 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MA in Health Studies
University of Alabama at Birmingham SACS COC $19,032 100% (1 review)
120 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • MA in Education - Health Education, Community Health and Human Services
University of Alabama in Huntsville SACS COC $21,480 Add Review
32 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
University of Arizona HLC $11,800 100% (2 reviews)
100 Programs, 1 in Health Education (view all)
  • Master of Public Health - Health Promotion

Online Health Education Degree Overview & Career Information

Prospective online health education students can find programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate levels. At the bachelor's level, students will spend four years on their education and may be prepared upon graduation to enter a wide variety of entry-level positions in such places as wellness centers, advocacy groups, and community centers. A master's degree will allow a professional to move into management and leadership roles within the industry. Those who choose to earn a doctorate may pursue work teaching at the university level, researching, or in top management or consulting jobs.

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Online Associate Degrees in Health Education

At the associate level, students are most likely to find programs in community health or health education designed to prepare them for transfer to a bachelor's program. An associate degree will not be enough to find work teaching in the school system, but graduates of a program in a subject such as community health may be able to find work in some community services facilities, commercial wellness centers, or in administrative roles within a healthcare facility.

Program Requirements

Programs typically last two years and are made up of 60 credits of coursework. An associate degree in this field can be found at community colleges, with tuition varying depending on the school. Typically, a student can expect to spend less than $8,000 a year on tuition at a community college.

Curriculum

Online associate degrees related to health education tend to be primarily focused on physical education. These programs include general education courses in art, humanities, social sciences, math, and physical sciences. In addition to distribution requirements, online associate degrees in health education include program-specific courses in the areas of public health, youth development, nutrition, psychology, anatomy, first aid, and others.

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Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Education

Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree programs in health education are widely available at colleges and universities and usually take four years and around 120 credits to complete. Students in these programs will gain the skills and knowledge they need to be able to work in a variety of settings providing education to individuals and groups on the topic of health. While a bachelor's degree alone won't qualify someone to teach health classes in a public school setting—unless the program includes a teacher certification component, it can provide a foundation upon which aspiring teachers can build to pursue teaching certification later, or to move on to master's-level work in the field of education and teaching.

Curriculum

Coursework covers such topics as health communications, grant writing, healthcare ethics, creating health education programs, and more. Graduates may find work with health advocacy organizations, community centers, wellness programs, and medical facilities. Job responsibilities will include teaching people how to maintain good health and how to prevent illness and injuries. Depending on the program, an individual may also meet the qualifications to become a Certified Health Education Specialist.

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Online Master's in Health Education

An online master's in health education prepares students for leadership roles within the industry. These professionals may go on to work in a variety of settings such as non-profit groups, businesses, hospitals, schools, and health departments to create educational programs that teach individuals and groups how to maintain good health and prevent diseases. To learn more about online master's programs in health education, see our master's overview which includes a list of the best programs.

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Online Doctoral Degrees in Health Education

While not as widely available, there are doctoral programs in health education for those that wish to devote extended time to research and advanced study of the health education field. By earning a PhD, professionals may be qualified for top leadership roles, consulting work, independent research, and teaching at universities.

Program Requirements

PhD program lengths can vary, generally requiring at least three years of study. In order to be admitted to a doctoral program, an individual will need to have a master's degree. This can be in a related field or a different field, but students who have a master's in health education may be able to complete their PhD faster than those who have a master's in an unrelated field. Other admission requirements may include letters of recommendation and a resume. A doctoral degree in health education can be pursued at universities, and tuition can run anywhere from $11,000 to $20,000 a year or more, depending on the program and how many credits a student is able to transfer.

Curriculum

Health education students can expect to take courses in healthcare economics, leadership and ethics, instructional design and program planning, quantitative and qualitative reasoning and analysis, global health, public health policy, and assessing community needs for health education among other subjects. Students will also complete a dissertation which provides them with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a topic of their choice.

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Online Certificates in Health Education

Certificate programs in health education are available to those who do not wish to commit to a full degree program. Certificates are typically found at the graduate level, meaning that a prospective student will need to already have a bachelor's degree in order to apply. Additionally, students who earn a graduate certificate may be able to transfer those credits to master's degree programs if they choose to pursue one at a later time. Courses that make up a certificate program include administration of health education programs, health communications, cultural context of health, and public health education methods. Upon earning their certificates, graduates will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as social services groups, non-profits, and medical facilities, assisting with the design and creation of health education programs. A certificate can typically be earned in less than a year and usually consists of 12 to 18 credits. Tuition varies depending on the school attended; students may spend $10,000 or more on tuition.

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Accreditation

When choosing a degree program it is important for prospective students to keep accreditation in mind. The first type of accreditation that they should look for in a school is regional accreditation. Regional accreditation is when a non-profit, regionally-based organization evaluates a school as a whole to make sure that it meets certain quality standards. Regional accreditation is given to two and four-year colleges and universities that grant degrees. When a student attends a regionally accredited school they know that they will receive a quality education, and they can also have confidence that their degree will be accepted as valid by future employers. Also, credits from a regionally accredited institution are much easier to transfer to other institutions than credits from non-accredited schools.

There are also organizations that accredit specific programs. For example, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits teaching programs. While not all health education programs will be accredited by CAEP, individuals who are looking for a health education program that focuses on working as a teacher within the public school system will want to find a program that is. CAEP accreditation means that the program will fully prepare students to be successful teachers upon graduation. Also, teachers who graduate from CAEP-accredited programs will be more competitive in the job market, as employers can hire them with confidence, knowing that they have received a quality education.

Careers in Health Education

Those who work in the field of health education spend their days teaching others about the importance of good health. This can mean anything from working with a patient to better understand how to address a new diagnosis, to leading workshops on good health for a business's employees. When they are not actively teaching others they are working in communities and within organizations to evaluate health education needs and to come up with programs to help address these needs. Jobs for healthcare educators are available in a variety of locations, including hospitals and clinics, private businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, and the public health department. In order to work in entry-level positions an individual will need at least an associate, and probably a bachelor's, degree. Those seeking advanced leadership positions, teaching jobs at the university level, or research positions, will need to pursue a master's or doctorate. In order to work as a certified teacher within the public school system, the aspiring teacher will need to seek a degree that specifically addresses teaching health classes at this level, and will need to pursue teacher certification.

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