Certificate Health Education

Union’s Graduate Certificate in Health Education is designed to help you better serve the community as a health educator. We are one of the few universities in the country that incorporate online learning with what’s trending in the field. Learn at your own pace while staying current on the latest developments in the health industry.

12 Total credits
$460 Cost per credit hour
May 3 Next Start Date

Skills & Benefits for our Certificate Graduates

  • Learn from a team of dynamic faculty members ranging from medical doctors to dieticians and public health educators.
  • Earn 12 hours toward the Master of Arts online program.
  • Prepare for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential through extensive study of the Seven Areas of Responsibilities for Health Educators. Union offers 25 health education elective hour, designed to meet the requirements needed to sit for the CHES exam. For more details on the CHES exam, please review the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).
  • Collaborate with students from all over the U.S. who bring professional and personal experience from diverse health communities.
  • Access a virtual library of more than 50,000 electronic full-text periodicals via 150+ online licensed research databases.
  • Get help with career planning and resume writing and perfect your interview skills through Union’s Career Services Department.
  • All health education certificate courses are offered completely online.
  • 15 total credit hours
  • Completed within two 16-week terms (3-year max.)
  • January, May and August start dates
  • Transfer 12 earned credits to our Master of Arts program
  • HEC 501- Foundations of Health Education
  • HEC 502 Health Behavior- Theory and Applied Methodology
  • HEC 503- Health Promotion Program Planning and Development
  • HEC 504- Implementation, Promotion and Evaluation of Health Programs
  • HEC 505- Health Education Resource Development, Grant Writing, and Fundraising
  • HEC 506- Multi-Cultural Competence in Health Education and Promotion
  • HEC 507- Nutrition in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • HEC 508- Applied Epidemiology in Health Education
  • HEC 509- Readings in Health Education/Health Promotion
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Letter of recommendation and a short essay
  • No GRE scores are required for admission

Students who wish to prepare for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential exam have the option to complete up to 25 semester hours total in health education through Union. These hours are designed to meet the requirements needed to sit for the CHES exam. For more details on the CHES exam, please review the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

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