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About the Department of Health Education and Behavior (HEB)

Since 1971, the University of Florida Department of Health Education and Behavior (HEB) has offered a Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior. The mission of the HEB is to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of health to promote healthier living. The focus of the HEB is to prepare students to promote healthy lifestyle choices in individual and group settings, and among diverse populations using culturally appropriate health education methodologies. Additionally, HEB seeks to prepare health education professionals capable of assessing individual and community health needs; developing, planning, and implementing effective health education programs; evaluating health education program effectiveness; coordinating the provision of health education services; acting as a resource person in health education; and communicating health/health education needs, concerns, and resources.


About the College of Health and Human Performance

The central mission of the College of Health and Human Performance is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service while focusing on assisting individuals, families, and communities to promote health and prevent disease through active living and the support of advanced research.

The objectives of the online Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior directly align with the College of Health and Human Performance’s mission by preparing health education specialists to research, develop, implement, and evaluate health promotion policies, programs, and services aimed at reducing the burden associated with the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and disability and to become leaders in the field for the 21st century.

The mission of the program also aligns directly with the mission of the University of Florida as described in the Strategic Plan of the State Board of Governors: “The University of Florida is committed to educating students so they are prepared to make significant contributions within an increasingly global community offering a broad-based, exclusive public education, leading-edge research and service to the citizens of Florida, the nation, and the world.”


About UF

The mission of the University of Florida is to enable its students to lead and influence the next generation for economic, cultural, and societal benefit. Since our founding more than 160 years ago, we have continually pushed the boundaries of knowledge forward.

The university is committed to serving the state of Florida, the nation, and the world by pursuing, creating and disseminating new knowledge while building upon the experiences of the past. With our land, sea, and space grants, we have been entrusted with the responsibilities of education, research, scholarship, and service.

UF has some of the top faculty in the country. In addition to attracting more than $700 million in research annually, they foster the uniquely collaborative environment that transforms potential into actual results.

As a student at UF, you become part of the Gator Nation, a loyal, committed, and supportive network of more than 415,000 alumni throughout the United States and in more than 150 countries around the world.

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