Health Education: Diploma Description

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A Diploma in Health Education provides the student with the tools needed to dispense health-related knowledge as a teacher or health care professional. Courses for this diploma may be taken in psychology, health promotion, and human behaviors. Read more below for information about earning this college diploma.
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Why Earn a Diploma in Health Education?

For professionals in the education or health care industries, a Health Education Diploma may prove to be a valuable supplement to college degrees in health information, nursing, and teaching. This career diploma will provide specific training in the promotion of healthy living behaviors. Physical education and health promotion skills are beneficial to schools, health care practices, and the general community.

Career Possibilities

Health Education Occupational Outlook and Demand

Whether the student's objective is to work in health care or in education, the outlook continues to be favorable for recipients of Health Education Diplomas.

Health Education Salary Information

Some of the possible occupations for recipients of this diploma are listed below with their respective average yearly salaries, as reported by www.bls.gov:

  • Registered Nurses: $52,330
  • Teachers: $41,400 to $45,920
  • Coaches: $26,350

Degree Specifics

Health Education Coursework Requirements

Students consider the effects of behaviors in health on the quality of a person's life. They learn why health has to be a commitment that lasts a lifetime. Those students who wish to earn this diploma must expect to pass college coursework covering the following topics:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Human Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Health and Wellness
  • CPR and First Aid

Health Education Skills Learned

Students develop the skills to make health decisions that will prevent diseases and promote health. After the student has earned the Health Education Diploma, the following additional skills should have been learned:

  • Ability to administer First Aid and explain or demonstrate it to others
  • Identify and recommend healthy human behaviors
  • Promote good nutritional habits to students, patients, or the general public

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    1. Purdue University Global

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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
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    2. Trident University

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    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education
      • Master of Arts in Education
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    3. Regent University

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    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education - Character Education
      • Doctor of Education - Curriculum & Instruction
      • Ph.D. in Education - Character Education
      • Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction
      • Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Character Education
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
      • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
      • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Christian School
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      • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
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    4. Colorado State University Global

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    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
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    5. Grand Canyon University

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    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
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      • BS in Early Childhood
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    6. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
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    7. Northcentral University

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    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
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  • BS in Early Childhood Administration

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning

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Grand Canyon University

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