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UF Launches Online MS in Health Education & Behavior

The University of Florida now offers a fully-online Master of Science in Health Education & Behavior (HEB).

UF Launches Online MS in Health Education & Behavior

The University of Florida now offers a fully-online Master of Science in Health Education & Behavior (HEB). To be considered for the Spring 2018 cohort, prospective students must submit their application online by November 1st. 

The online MS in Health Education & Behavior is a 30 credit hour, non-thesis graduate degree program.   

"The program affords students the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in Health Education completely online, and from anywhere in the world," Dr. Moses, the program coordinator, shares. 

The two-year program prepares graduates to take a leadership role in the health field. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the discipline, and use these skills and knowledge to take their careers to the next level and make a difference for others in their communities. The overarching goal of the Master of Science in HEB is to empower graduates to help bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of health to promote healthier living. 

"The department focuses on professional preparation among its students," Dr. Moses added. "When students graduate with an MS in Health Education and Behavior, they are prepared for leadership positions within the health field." 

Employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations*. The program prepares students for leadership roles in the field, and also provides students the opportunity to become Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). UF's flexible, yet rigorous graduate­ level program will prepare students to sit for the CHES examination and earn this important professional credential. 

UF will join seven other colleges offering this degree and is the first in the state of Florida. The University of Florida is a nationally-recognized leader in health sciences research. Through online learning, a UF education can be accessible worldwide.  

Classes begin in August. Prospective students should submit their application materials online by November 1st. 

Watch this video to learn more: http://info.distance.ufl.edu/HEB/Video  

Visit UF's Online MS in HEB website: http://info.distance.ufl.edu/HEB/learnmore 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited March 23, 2017).