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Online Certificate in Community Health Education

Program Overview

Change People’s Lives Through Health Education

Community health education is growing increasingly important in our society. The online Certificate in Community Health Education from Methodist University will equip you with the skills to inform better wellness decisions across a variety of settings and guide others on their path to healthier behaviors.

Community health education is growing increasingly important in our society. The online Certificate in Community Health Education from Methodist University will equip you with the skills to inform better wellness decisions across a variety of settings and guide others on their path to healthier behaviors.

Fast Facts

1 year

average time to complete

15

total semester hours

$400

per semester hour

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Education

Health educators are needed in a number of different environments. With the 100% online Certificate in Community Health Education from Methodist University, you’ll learn directly from professionals with experience in the field how to develop health and wellness plans for different individuals and communities.

The program is designed for two primary purposes. As a stand-alone certificate option, the program will equip students with the knowledge base and practical skills to pursue a career in the community health education industry. The supplemental option is best for students who are already completing a bachelor’s degree at Methodist University and wish to work with the public on issues related to health and wellness.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the online certificate degree will give you the knowledge base needed to teach health programs in a variety of settings including medical facilities, schools, governmental organizations, nonprofits, and even as an independent contractor.

Make a Career in Promoting Health: Career Outlook

The job market for health educators is expanding. As more organizations realize the importance of promoting healthy behaviors and wellness plans, the need for qualified health educators is increasing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health educators and community health worker positions are expected to grow by 13% through 2029. Additionally, those positions earn an average salary of $46,910.1

Careers and Salaries

Learn Health and Wellness Strategies: Curriculum

In the 15-semester-hour online Certificate in Community Health Education program, you’ll engage with a rigorous curriculum that covers topics like nutrition, exercise adherence, and fitness program design. You’ll develop an interdisciplinary approach to health education through the three-semester-hour requirement in psychology.

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Program Outcomes

In MU’s 100% online Certificate in Community Health Education program, you’ll learn how to:

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the 100% online Certificate in Community Health Education from Methodist University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The 100% online Certificate in Community Health Education costs $400 per semester hour and has 15 total semester hours. Learn more about the affordability of your education at Methodist University.

Tuition and Fees

Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910-212-4956.

Students on average take one year to complete the program.

The online Certificate in Community Health Education is available in both part-time and full-time options. Call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

With 97% of Methodist University students receiving financial aid, very few pay the full “”sticker price”” of $6,000 for the program. A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

To gain admission into the program, you must provide:

  • Completed application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Transcripts

Learn more about the admissions process on our admissions page.

The first step is to start your application. To learn more about our admissions process, visit our admissions page, or call 910-212-4956 to speak with a knowledgeable counselor dedicated to personalizing your enrollment experience.

Yes, students can transfer up to 6 credits toward the certificate.

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