Health Promotion Certificate

  • Credits: 15
  • Degree:
    Post-Masters Certificate

Program Description

This certificate program addresses the increased responsibilities and the growing need for school health educators to address physical and mental health topics in their schools. Designed specifically for school nurses, physical education teachers and school health educators, the course work and the intensive summer residency will advance students' leadership skills in a variety of school settings and help them to identify and respond to immediate health concerns in their schools.

Learning Outcomes

This certificate will provide students the ability to:

  • strengthen their advocacy and public relations skills
  • grow in confidence and competence as health managment leaders within their school communities
  • build multidisciplinary school/community partnerships
  • promote and advance the mission of coordinated school health programs


For more information, please contact Admissions at 1-800-829-4723.


Health Promotion
Current Research on the Interrelationship of Risk Factors
EHE 701 3 credit(s)
This course investigates youth risk behaviors and protective factors. Societal, psychological, family, and environmental influences are analyzed as well as the inter-relationship between depression, tobacco use, drug and alcohol use and abuse, violent behavior and early sexual activity. Students analyze successful strategies for building student skills to avoid participating in or continuing in risky behaviors and investigate support services available in the school and community to assist students who are having problems.
Family Interpersonal Health: Promo Mental Health School Based Interven
EHE 660 3 credit(s)
owing number of young people are experiencing serious mental and emotional problems which interfere with their learning and potential for academic success. Depression, anger, anxiety and stress are possible reactions to family and/or community dysfunction. As a result of these reactions young people have more chance of becoming involved in high-risk behaviors. In this course, participants investigate ways to recognize young people who may require school based interventions which may result in a referral to professional counseling, psychological and/or social services. Crisis response models for student assistance and access to community mental health services are investigated and assessed. Participants practice ways of assisting young people to build resilience, communicate constructively with peers, families and others, and manage stress and to seek help from others. Pre-practicum hours of directed field-based training required.
Interdependence betw .the Ecological Environment & Human Health
EHE 709 3 credit(s)
Healthy People 2010 states that…”An estimated 25 percent of preventable illnesses worldwide can be attributed to poor environmental quality. In the United States, air pollution alone is estimated to be associated with 50,000 premature deaths and an estimated $40-50 billion in health-related costs annually.” The behavior of each person and the society affects individual, family, community and global health through energy use, water use, waste disposal, food production and care of the natural environment. In this class, students investigate the relationship between personal responsibility and the maintenance and improvement of the ecological environment. Students explore strategies for teaching young people about conservation and the effects of not conserving on the future health of all people. Participants also investigate strategies to involve young people in advocating for responsible ecological behavior both in school and the community.
Violence Prevention in Today's School Environment
EHE 707 3 credit(s)
In this course, students analyze school violence and learn effective ways to respond. Students investigate new approaches to dealing with bullying and discuss policies, and legal ramifications of school incidents. Materials and sample school policies are shared. Participants review interactive strategies to prevent or de-escalate various forms of bullying and harassing behavior, exchange ideas about strategies that have worked and develop their own plans for the use of the strategies in their classrooms and schools.
Health Education for Diverse Classrooms
EHE 715 3 credit(s)
Health Education for Diverse Classrooms prepares educators to meet the challenges diverse students bring to the classroom by designing culturally relevant instruction and assessing cultural competency.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor



  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

Program Requirements


Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree and Registered Nursing License (RN).

General Requirements

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

Personal Statement

Learn more about General Requirements 

State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.



  • Credits:
  • Cost per credit hour:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,497 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

Financial Aid

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