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Health Education and Promotion - M.Ed. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences

100 Nixson Hall
PH: 330-672-2197 | Fax: 330-672-2194


The Master of Education Health Education and Promotion enables graduates to pursue their diverse interests in the field while addressing competencies essential to professional development.Students are encouraged to pursue certification as Health Education Specialist.

The M.Ed. in Health Education and Promotion consists of two concentrations: Community Health and School Health Licensure,

Community Health provides background for those who will be involved in positions of leadership in a wide variety of health-related community settings as well as for those who will proceed to doctoral work in fields related to health education and health promotion.

School Health Licensure enables graduates to teach health in schools or pursue diverse interests in the field.  Competencies essential to school health education are addressed.

The Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion prepares them for leadership roles in academia and community or school settings. Health Education borrows from many disciplines, including community organization, education, medicine, biological science, psychology, statistics and communication. Graduates work in schools, higher education, government agencies, hospitals and non-profit agencies.

Admission Requirements

M.Ed: Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admission into the School Health Licensure concentration also requires current Ohio teaching license.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Ph.D: Official transcript(s), GRE, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita and interview. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Health Education and Promotion is an intermediate degree required of students in the doctoral program who not have an equivalent graduate degree. Students who do not have an equivalent graduate degree can be admitted into the doctoral program provisionally and will be considered for the Ph.D. program after they have met all requirements for the M.Ed. and the eligibility requirements for the Ph.D. program.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required. M.Ed. students have six years from the term of first enrollment to complete the degree.

The M.Ed. in Health Education in Promotion is 41-42 semester hours.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.

Thesis/ Dissertation

Dissertation required of doctoral students.

Core Requirements
HED 80292 Practicum in Health Education and Promotion 3
  81100 Residency Seminar: Synthesis of Literature in Health Education and Promotion 3
  81150 Seminar: Professional Development in Health Education and Promotion 3
  81200 Residency Seminar: Research Proposal, Development and Presentation 3
  81300 Health Education Practice 3
  81400 Research Dissemination and Technical Writing in Health Education and Promotion 3
  81450 Advanced Program Evaluation in Health Education and Promotion 3
  81550 Applied Theory in Health Education Research and Practice 3
Basic Research
EVAL 75510 Statistics I for Educational Services 3
  85515 Quantitative Research Designs and Application in Educational Services 3
  85516 Qualitative Research Designs and Application in Educational Services 3
Advanced Research
EVAL 85517

Advanced Quantitative Research in Educational Services (3)
Advanced Qualitative Research in Educational Services (3)
Six additional credits to be taken in an area of specialization such as School Health; Sexuality; Substance Abuse Prevention; or other specializations developed with Advisory Phase Committee.
HED 80199 Dissertation I* 30

* Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for HED 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter HED 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.