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Health Education Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Health Education Certificate Program

Upon completion of this certificate program, certificate candidates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and modify the personal and environmental factors that influence health-related behaviors, and by doing so, impact the overall health of individuals and communities. Upon completion of the core courses of the certificate program, students will gain a broad understanding of health education principles, theories, and strategies, and will achieve the competencies considered central to effective health education.

Educational Objectives

After completing core and elective courses, students will be able to:

  1. Assess individual and community needs for health education;
  2. Plan effective health education programs;
  3. Implement health education programs;
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs;
  5. Coordinate provisions of health education services;
  6. Act as a resource person; and
  7. Communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources.

Curriculum for the Health Education Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Johns Hopkins University graduate students, with the exception of BSPH MAS students, who are not eligible to apply until they have completed their primary degree program.

Applying to the certificate program as a JHU graduate degree

Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must email the Certificate Program Contact prior to starting coursework for the certificate program.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Non-Degree Students

Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program. 

Eligible Start Terms:


Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree applicant

Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express

Prerequisites or special requirements


Application for Non-Degree Students


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Health, Behavior and Society

Certificate Program Contact

Faculty Sponsor
Eileen McDonald