MINNEAPOLIS, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health education and promotion is crucial to improving outcomes in the prevention and control of disease and meeting the organization's health-related Millennium Development Goals to help build a better world. Walden University's new M.S. in Health Education and Promotion program, one of the few online master's programs of its kind, can prepare students around the world with the skills and knowledge to advance their career and meet the growing worldwide demand for qualified health education specialists.
"Global healthcare is moving from a reactive sick model of care to a more proactive preventive model, and qualified health education specialists are needed to help guide the effort through educating individuals and communities about health, wellness and illness prevention," said Dr. Michelle Burcin, director of the new program. "Walden's M.S. in Health Education and Promotion helps prepare students to become qualified health education specialists, dedicated to helping others adopt healthy lifestyles, prevent injuries and disease, and improve their quality of life."
Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and to prepare students to sit for the USA's Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams.
The M.S. in Health Education and Promotion is similar to Walden's Master of Public Health (MPH) program, but with an emphasis on communication and education, students explore emerging issues, core public health principles and best practices that they can apply globally to help encourage healthy behaviors, communities, and environments. Students can also choose a general program or specializations in Emergency Preparedness, Health Policy and Advocacy, and Self-Designed. These programs, along with the B.S. in Public Health, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and Ph.D. in Public Health, form one of the largest online suites of public health programs available today.
To help health services students and all other students achieve their goal of advancing their education, Walden is offering millions of dollars in grants, scholarships and tuition assistance when they start their program in 2014. To learn more about our online health degrees and tuition assistance, call an enrollment advisor at +1-855-203-7874 or visit www.waldenu.edu.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 30 countries.
Walden offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 370 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, social work, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.waldenu.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
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