A program that focuses on the application of educational and communications principles and methods to the promotion of preventive health measures and the education of targeted populations on health issues, and prepares individuals to function as public health educators and health promotion specialists. Includes instruction in human development, health issues across the life span, population-specific health issues, principles and methods of public health education, administration of health education campaigns and programs, evaluation methods, public communications, and applications to specific public health subjects and issues.
Of the 964 Public Health Education and Promotion degrees granted each year at the Masters degree level, 85% percent are awarded to women and the other 15% percent are men. Did you know that Texas has more students being granted a degree in Public Health Education and Promotion than any other state? In fact, Texas granted 169 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Public Health Education and Promotion is $38,300.
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emory University are three schools popular for Public Health Education and Promotion programs. In fact, there are 46 students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor pursuing a Masters degree in Public Health Education and Promotion. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
Some of the highest paying careers for Public Health Education and Promotion majors include Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers. However, another thing to consider is how many job openings there currently is. Jobs that are in high need that a degree in Public Health Education and Promotion can prepare you for are Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary, Community Health Workers and Health Education Specialists.