University of West Florida
College of Science, Engineering & Health
Community Health Education, M.S.
Community Health Education M.S. Specializations: Aging Studies; Health Promotion & Worksite Wellness; Psycho-Social
The Master of Science degree in Community Health Education (M.S.) prepares students to design, apply and analyze ways to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
The Aging Studies degree specialization is designed to prepare students as professionals in the rapidly expanding career field of aging. With the aging population expected to double in the next 30 years, individuals with a specialization to serve this population will be in demand.
With an ever-increasing trend toward healthy lifestyles, the Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness specialization offers students the opportunity to focus on health education within the work-place. Organizations are recognizing the value in assisting employees in staying healthy and fit and lowering stress levels.Students will be trendsetters in the corporate world by helping make a more productive and healthier workplace.
The Psycho-Social specialization is designed to focus on the social and psychological sphere of health education. Students will explore topics related to individual and group behaviors, and learn techniques to apply knowledge gained in health education to different populations.
Upon completing this degree, students will be prepared to sit for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) exam. It is recommended that students in this program have current CPR certification while they pursue this graduate degree.
The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association.
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