Directory for Degree Program & Professionals in Health Education

Find programs, medical faculty and colleagues in health education on the HEDIR (since 1992).

University of Cincinnati

Description:
Health educators are professionals who develop, implement and evaluate programs and activities aimed at improving the health of individuals.
Bachelor of Science in Health Education - Community Health

The Health Education - Community Health Bachelor's degree prepares students to work in a variety of community health settings such as: Health departments, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate health programs, nonprofit organizations,  and other health organizations.  Course offerings include all of the major areas of health education based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.  Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become certified health education specialists (CHES).

Bachelor of Science in Health Education - Exercise and Fitness

The Health Education - Exercise and Fitness Bachelor's degree prepareshttp://cech.uc.edu/programs/health_education.html students who are interested in working to promote physical activity with individuals, groups and communities.  The program helps to prepare students to work in a variety of settings such as: Corporate or commercial health/fitness centers, YMCAs, hospitals and clinics, health organizations, high school, collegiate, or professional athletics, recreation departments, etc.  Course offerings include all of the major areas of health education based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.  Successful completion of the degree prepares students to receive the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential after passing the national exam.

Master of Science (MS) in Health Education

The Health Promotion & Education Program offers Masters of Science (MS) degrees with a concentration in either Community Health Education or Exercise Management.  Both concentrations of the MS are on-campus programs and have some online courses available.

Concentration in Community Health Education

This is a Master's degree  designed for individuals who want to work in a variety of community health settings such as: Health departments, wellness centers, hospitals, corporate health programs, nonprofit organizations,  and other health organizations.  Course offerings include all of the major areas of health education based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.  This degree can also be beneficial for individuals who wish to pursue doctoral level training.  Successful completion of the degree prepares students to receive the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential after passing the national exam.

Concentration in Exercise Management 

This is a Master's degree designed for individuals who want to work as health educators in fitness-related settings such as: Corporate or commercial health/fitness centers, YMCAs, hospitals and clinics, health organizations, high school, collegiate, or professional athletics, recreation departments, etc.  Course offerings include all of the major areas of health education based on the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators.  This degree can also be beneficial for individuals who wish to pursue doctoral level training. Successful completion of the degree prepares students to receive the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential after passing the national exam.

Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Concentration in Health Promotion and Education
This is a Master's degree for those desiring to work as public health educators in departments of public health, governmental agencies and some voluntary organizations.  A large emphasis is on macro-level population change and health policy establishment.  Students will complete a set of core courses that are common to all MPH students and then complete concentration courses in health education.

Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Health Education 

The Health Education PhD program is designed to provide a strong research focus for students that have Master’s level training in health education or a closely related field.  The program is focused largely on preparing students how to effectively research adolescent and young adult health risk behaviors, such as substance use, sexual health, violence, suicide, mental health and reducing health disparities.  Graduates of the program will most likely be employed as faculty in academic institutions or as researchers with governmental agencies.

Degree Programs:
  • U: Community Health / Ed. (BA/BS)
  • U: Public Health (BA/BS)
  • U: Health Promotion (BA/BS)
  • G: Community Health / Ed. (MA/MS)
  • G: Public Health (MPH)
  • G: Health Promotion (MA/MS/MEd)
  • D: Health Promotion (PhD/EdD)
Dept. Name: Health Promotion and Education
Dept. Phone: 513-556-3873
Website: Visit Us Online
Street Address:
PO Box 210068, Teachers College, ML 0068, Ohio, USA 45221-0068
Dept. Chair / Program Head: Keith King, PhD, MCHES
Dept. Chair / Program Head Email: keith.king@uc.edu
Keith King, PhD, MCHES, Amy Bernard, PhD, MCHES, Julia Buchanan, PhD, CHES, EP-C, Sarai Hedges, MS, Regan Johnson, MS, CHES, Amanda Lynch, MS, CHES, Ashley Merianos, PhD, CHES, Liliana Rojas Guyler, PhD, CHES, Brittany Rosen, PhD, CHES, Rebecca Vidourek, PhD, CHES, Bradley Wilson, PhD

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