Health Education M.Ed.

Two MEd Health Education graduate students at Commencement

Professor Carol Cummings (Program Coordinator)

If you are employed or planning to seek employment as a health educator or health promotion specialist, Rhode Island College’s M.Ed. in health education will give you the advanced skills you need to work in school, clinical, worksite, community, wellness, federal, state or corporate settings. At RIC, our expert faculty are leading researchers in the field. You will learn how to design, implement and evaluate health education and promotion initiatives; address local, state, national and global health needs; and support healthy outcomes, with emphasis on health equity and social justice. What’s more, you will be able to earn your degree while working full time. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.

Click below for information on admission and course requirements, and course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions


Apply to the Graduate School at RIC

Your application can be submitted online. To begin the process you will need to sign up for an account with CollegeNET. Once you have a CollegeNET account, you will be able to log in any time and see your Activity Log which shows you a personalized status page.