Wayne State University

Community Health: Master Information

The Master's degree in Health Education with a concentration in Community Health is a program that prepares students for a variety of careers in public or private agencies, local health departments, volunteer organizations, hospitals, health insurance companies, worksite/corporate health promotion and wellness programs, and a variety of community-based organizations and projects; such as:

  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Health and Cancer Associations
  • Substance Abuse Agencies
  • Nutrition Interventions
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs
  • Injury Prevention Initiatives

The program focuses on preparing students to:

  1. Assess individual and group needs for health education
  2. Plan, implement and evaluate effective health education programs
  3. Coordinate provisions for health education
  4. Act as a resource person in health education and work with communities
  5. Communicate health education needs, understand concerns and use resources effectively

Students who apply for this program may come from undergraduate programs other than Health Education, or be working in the field and want to expand his or her learning and credentials.

The program consists of 30-33 credits, depending on if the project, internship or thesis option is selected.

Full Plan of Work for the master's program

Courses Required:

  • H E 6530 - Health Education and the Nation's Health (3 Cr.)
  • H E 6420 - Introduction to Health Promotion Program Design (3 Cr.)
  • H E 6530 - Principles/Practices of Health Education/Promotion (3 Cr.)
  • H E 6550 - Teaching Methods & Techniques/Health Education (3 Cr.)
  • H E 6501 - Evaluation and Measurement in Community Health Education (3 Cr.)
  • KHS 5522 - Health Psychology (3 Cr.)
  • KHS 8540 - Theories of Health Behavior (3 Cr.)
  • EER 7630 - Fundamentals of Statistics (3 Cr.)
  • H E 7310 - Psychology of Learning Across Development (3 Cr.)