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Become a Leader in Health Education.

Health Education is the social science that promotes health and voluntary behavior changes through education. As one of our students put it, Health Education is helping people help themselves.

 So much information on the web is misleading and sometimes wrong. Health education bridges the gaps between credible health information and the people that need it. According to the United States Department of Labor, the projected growth of employment for health educators is 13% from 2014 to 2024. To see the growth of opportunities in Health Education, check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Education is a great avenue in which we can minister to others physically, spiritually and emotionally.

–Katherine Alberto, MPH Health Education student

Working in Health Education

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes.

Health educators promote positive health behaviors for individuals, families and communities. Working collaboratively with doctors, nurses, politicians, businesses, philanthropists and researchers; health educators, not only inform people about their health, but design programs for people to empower themselves. Check out some professional Health Education sources

Did You Know?

Loma Linda has been studying healthy living since its started over 100 years ago.

The Health Education Program at Loma Linda

Our Master of Public Health - Health Education program focuses on educational, interpersonal, community, and legislative factors that promote positive health behaviors. We emphasize educational interventions based on established theories of learning and behavior, as well as sound scientific data.

Completing our program means that you will be academically and practically prepared to work as a community health educator:

  • Conduct community assessments
  • Design and implement educational programs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health education interventions
  • Organize health promotion efforts
  • Assist individuals and communities to better utilize techniques of health behavior change

Not everything can be learned in a classroom. Through the practicum experience, you will get 400-hours of real-world practice. You will be able to develop skills while working in community agencies and in medical care, school, and work/site settings.

At the end of the Master of Public Health - Health Education program, you are eligible to sit for the Credentialing Examination in Health Education, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). The examination is offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). 


The program leading to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed to provide broad preparation in the fundamentals of public health, while at the same time offering opportunity for some specialization in areas of interest. As an MPH student at LLUSPH, your first academic experience will be in our public health core or as we call it PCOR. You'll study next to students from all the other MPH programs and be exposed to all the core disciplines in public health.

Health Education Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program with a major in health education will have the skills necessary to:

  • Design, develop, implement, market, and evaluate health promotion and education programs utilizing principles from human learning motivation, communication, organizational behavior, and health behavior changes.
  • Collaborate with other professionals in using resources to educate the public about health.
  • Evaluate and appropriately apply public health research findings to the practice of health education.
  • Provide leadership or technical assistance for public health projects in selected settings.
  • Meet didactic and professional practice requirements for certification as health education specialists.



We offer the only online Health Education MPH in California. If you’re a full-time parent, part-time professional or like to move at your own pace, online courses give you the flexibility to work around your schedule. The general requirements for online students are discipline and drive, an internet connection and a computer. As an online student you’ll access your courses and faculty through CANVAS; the Learning Management System that houses all our digital teaching assets in one place.



On Campus

Loma Linda University has the only faith-based School of Public Health with 50 years of experience in education, research and practice. We are also the only school of public health within walking distance of 6 other professional health schools. This opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration means you will be studying right next to your future colleagues and partners.


The Health Education Practicum Experience 

Check out some of the practicum experiences and practicum sites where past Health Education students have served.

Practicum sites


Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, region IV(MMAP) Promoting Health Literacy awareness in Medicare/Medicaid counseling.
Open Medicine Institute Delta disease management/case management - Redirecting the Teamsters of Northern California towards better health outcomes.
Moreton & Company Wellness Program
Loma Linda University School of Public Health Educational Theatre
Well-One Health 501(c)(3) Well-One Health – Developing Health Education and Communications.
Regal Medical Group Put it Out (A Tobacco Cessation Program)
San Antonio Regional Hospital (SARH) Assist SARH with implementation of community programs to improve the health and well-being of the population served
Community-Academics Partners in Service (CAPS) Goal 4 Health Coordinator
San Antonio Regional Hospital (SARH) Community Health Administrative Intern
Adventist Health Prevention Screening Project for Adventist Health Employee Health Plan Members
Kids Come First Community Health Center Kids Come First Health Clinic – Healthy Lifestyle Program