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. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
      • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Middle Grades Education (Online)
      • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
      • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
    Master's
      • MAT: Middle Grades Education
      • MAT: Secondary Education
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
    Master's
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (NITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (ITL)
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in STEM (NITL)
      • M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • B.S. in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Christian Education
      • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
      • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)
  • Louisville, KY

    University of Louisville

  • Online Programs Available
    7. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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)
  • Athens, GA

    University of Georgia

Featured Schools

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

  • M.Ed. - Individualized Degree Program
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

What is your highest level of education completed?

Liberty University

  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Middle Grades Education (Online)
  • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • MAT: Middle Grades Education
  • MAT: Secondary Education

What is your highest level of education?

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?

Colorado Christian University

  • Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. - Emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • B.A. Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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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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