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. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Nutrition Education
      • Master of Science in Nutrition Education
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    2. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Health Education
      • Master: Nursing/Nurse Educator
      • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - Online College Teaching
      • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
      • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Argosy University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Teaching and Learning (EdD)
      • Higher and Postsecondary Education (EdD)
    Master's
      • Teaching & Learning: Integrated Concentration (MAEd)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
      • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Behavioral Health
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
      • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education
      • Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • EdD - Learning Analytics in Higher Education
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • M.Ed. - General Education
      • M.Ed. - Early Childhood Education
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Education Specialist - Early Childhood Education
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Science
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics
      • M.S. - Career and Technical Education (CTE)
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    9. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Benedictine University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MPH - Health Education and Promotion Focus

Featured Schools

American University

  • Master of Science in Nutrition Education

What is your highest level of education?

Kaplan University

  • M.S. in Health Education
  • Master: Nursing/Nurse Educator
  • BS in Early Childhood Administration
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood

Which subject are you interested in?

Argosy University

  • Teaching and Learning (EdD)
  • Higher and Postsecondary Education (EdD)
  • Teaching & Learning: Integrated Concentration (MAEd)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Saint Joseph's University

  • MS in Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification

What is your highest level of education completed?

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

What is your highest level of education?

Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
  • M.Ed. - Curriculum and Teaching
  • Education Specialist - Curriculum and Teaching

What is your highest level of education?

Concordia University Portland

  • Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Reading

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