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Become a Global Health Change Agent

Are you passionate about empowering people with information about their health? With an online PhD in Health Education and Promotion from Walden, 你可以开发和领导促进公共卫生倡议的项目,或者开展促进更健康世界的研究. Inspire positive, lasting social change that improves quality of life for entire populations.

A health education doctorate prepares students to contribute to the field as researchers, leaders, faculty scholars, educators, and advocates for individual and community health.

Why Choose Walden?

Pursue Your Passion


Choose From Three Paths

Select one of three PhD in Health Education and Promotion program completion options, depending on your master’s-level preparation.

Stay on Track

Our Doctoral Degree Coach™ tool helps you map and track key program milestones and access helpful resources along the way.

Drive Important Social Change

This degree program is designed to empower you to create meaningful change, both in your organization and your community.

Benefit From Dedicated Support

From our vast digital library to doctoral peer mentor groups, you’ll have all the resources you need to thrive in your PhD program.

Pioneer in Online Learning

Walden harnesses educational innovation to give you the flexibility, support, and top-level education you need to thrive.

Program Savings

Receive up to a $5,000 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on May 30, 2022. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Behavioral Health

Learn to better understand and address the many factors that influence human health and well-being.

Global Health

Gain the global perspective to address the impact of emerging infectious diseases, poverty, climate change, and other issues.

Management and Leadership

Learn how to be an effective, ethical, and energizing leader in the local, national, or global healthcare promotion arena.

Online Teaching in Higher Education


Population Health

Explore a wide range of factors that influence health including public health, genetics, medical care, and the environment.



Program Details

Choose the Path That Is Right for You

  • TRACK I: Choose this track if you have a master’s degree in health education and promotion. 
  • TRACK II: Choose this track if you have a Master of Public Health.
  • TRACK III: 如果你持有非公共卫生领域的硕士学位,请选择这一方向.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A master's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. 请注意,根据你申请的学术项目,你需要提交的材料可能有所不同.

More information for international applicants.

Your Doctoral Journey

At Walden, 亚博外围将为您提供一套全面的支持资源,以指导您的每一步,旨在帮助您自信地追求终点线, including our Doctoral Degree CoachTM. Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?

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A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your PhD in Health Education and Promotion requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and track milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished—all in one place.
  • Meet weekly targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect with faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access helpful resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

Program Outcomes

Turn Insights Into Action and Improve Lives

瓦尔登大学的在线健康教育和促进博士项目是基于国家健康教育认证委员会概述的健康教育专家的八大责任领域 . Explore the factors that impact individual and community health, current trends and best practices in the field, and the components of effective health promotion and disease prevention programs. Conduct original applied research on a health education topic that touches your world.

Career Outlook

Lead the Way to Global Health and Wellness

Earning a “Dr.” before your name can open doors you never imagined. With Walden’s online PhD in Health Education and Promotion program, 你可以获得一个独特的证书,使你进入健康教育学者和思想领袖的精英群体. Get started today and find out how we can help you achieve your education and career goals.

A health education doctorate program can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • State and local government
  • Individual and family services
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
  • Hospitals

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the factors that impact individual and population health.
  • Synthesize assessment results to identify and prioritize health problems.
  • Engage in collaborative planning of health interventions.
  • 运用知识,成功地实施和监测促进健康和预防疾病的干预措施.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions
  • Conduct original health education-related research.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior as a health education scholar-practitioner.
  • Facilitate efforts among stakeholders to achieve common goals related to individual and community health.
  • Apply health education principles, theories, and models to create professional communication and establish positive public relations.
  • 利用循证研究来倡导政策和项目,促进与个人和社区健康相关的积极社会变革.


Meet Your Academic Team

  • Kim Kato

    Kim Howard

    Program Director

    Dr. Howard has more than 19 years of experience in higher education and health education and promotion. 她是美国公共健康教育协会中西部执行委员会成员和健康与体育教育家协会美国健康教育委员会成员.

  • Catherine McMillan

    Catherine McMillan

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. McMillan is an experienced educator who has planned, implemented, and evaluated health promotion programs for a variety of populations. This includes Take Action Against Breast Cancer, a project focused on assisting underserved and uninsured women in receiving no-cost mammograms.

  • Yitza Arcelay Rojas

    Yitza Arcelay Rojas

    Senior Contributing Faculty

    Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Arcelay-Rojas served as an educator for the Puerto Rico Department of Health, where she taught communities about HIV/STI prevention. Her expertise includes qualitative research, including the use of focus groups in health, curriculum, and education.

  • Shelley Summers-Karn

    Shelley Summers-karn

    Contributing Faculty

    Dr. Summers-Karn has more than 20 years of experience in prevention initiatives, including tobacco cessation and pregnancy prevention. 她是德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校烟草研究和评估小组的项目主任, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

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