Graduate Certificate in Health Education
Union Institute & University

Program Details

Union Institute & University offers the online Graduate Certificate in Health Education. With the increase in chronic diseases specifically related to modifiable lifestyle factors and the rising cost of health care, the need for individual and community education related to the prevention of diseases and the promotion of health care is paramount. 

This program is designed to provide current health professionals with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion activities, initiatives, and programs related to a variety of health issues at all levels of the socioecological model – intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, community, and public policy. This program of study emphasizes the understanding and application of the theories and planning models that address individual and community health. This certificate program fulfills the academic requirements for eligibility to take the examination for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential and prepares students for the CHES exam.


  • Completion of a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree
  • Goal statement
  • Official transcript(s)
  • One letter of reference

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission