Program Description

In the Health Education Program, emphasis is placed on educational, interpersonal, community, and legislative factors that promote positive health behaviors. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and learning theories that promote public health through the processes of education and community organization.

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Program Length

3 years

Possible Careers

County Health Manager, University Instructor, Health Educator

Admissions Requirements

Demonstrate college-level conceptualization and writing skills

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university

A minimum GPA of 3.0


Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

(May be taken during first two quarters of program, in addition to units required for degree)

  • Anatomy and physiology or physiology (one course or course sequence)
  • Behavioral science (two courses, one of which is an introductory psychology course)
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2018-2019

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Books & Supplies$1,600$650
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)


Expected costs for the 2018-2019 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2018-2019, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled912
Room & Board$11,655$15,540
Personal Expenses$1,350$1,800


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.