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

Popular Schools

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    1. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
      • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
    Master's
      • MAT: Elementary Education
      • MAT: Middle Grades Education
      • MAT: Secondary Education
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
      • BS: Early Childhood Education in Interdisciplinary Studies
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    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
      • B.A. Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)
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    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Health Education
      • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
      • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
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    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education
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    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    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
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
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    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
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    7. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
      • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
      • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education
    Master's
      • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
      • MS in Education - Self-Designed
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    8. Trident University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education
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    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Education Studies - Early Childhood Development
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    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • Doctor of Education in Learning Analytics in K-12 Education
      • Education Specialist in General Education
      • Education Specialist in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

Featured Schools

Liberty University

  • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • MAT: Elementary Education
  • BS: Elementary Education in Interdisciplinary Studies

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Colorado Christian University

  • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
  • B.A. Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure)

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Purdue University Global

  • M.S. in Health Education
  • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
  • BS in Early Childhood Administration

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Regent University

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education

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Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
  • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
  • MS in Education - Self-Designed

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Trident University

  • Master of Arts in Education

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