Program Overview

Public health issues and concerns continue to grow due to globalization of industry and travel, which allow diseases and illnesses to be spread faster than it has ever been possible before. Nearly every year for the past decade, there have been major concerns due to the possibilities of epidemics or spread of disease due to easy travel and current public misconceptions about vaccines. These factors have coalesced to allow the largest resurgence in treatable diseases in decades. 

The larger issue, though, is the growth of spending in public health care and related industries, as technology and government efforts to improve health continue to make health care a complex and important issue. In addition, the issue of health education is a larger issue than it has been in recent times. Health education professionals are needed to help dispel myths of medical care and encourage behaviors designed to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and promote healthy activities. 

East Carolina University offers a Master of Arts in Health Education program to promote advanced academic training for people employed or seeking employment as health educators in academic, clinical, community, government, or corporate settings. Students will undergo education in social and biological sciences as they pertain to health education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended, Statement of Purpose, GRE or MAT scores (professional admissions track is also honored), Copy of teaching license. Must hold a current North Carolina teaching license.


    Not all programs may be approved in every state. Students should check for state authorization prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    East Carolina University is a public research university located in Greenville, North Carolina. Founded in 1907, East Carolina University began as the East Carolina Teachers Training School. Today, ECU is the second largest university in North Carolina.

    Students at ECU can earn their degrees in a variety of subject areas. These fields of study include dance education, finance, biochemistry, instructional technology, management and many others. At ECU students can earn degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level in addition to post-secondary certificates.


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