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Health Education Articles

  • How to Become a Certified Health Education Specialist

    March 18, 2024

    Health professionals must understand the interrelated nature of all dimensions of health. In order to help someone improve their wellness, it is equally important that health professionals are able to communicate how the interaction of different risk factors may contribute to a health issue. With the growing problem of obesity,… Read more >

  • Student Story: Uncovering a Career in Health Education

    May 19, 2022

    Though Lexi Williams only recently became aware of the health education field, she has always loved learning about the body. In the process of earning her bachelor’s in biology, she completed a course in nutrition and was excited about the practicality of the topic. This led to her pursuit of… Read more >

  • How Exploring Opportunities Helped This Student Find Her Passion

    September 21, 2021

    Online M.S. in Health Education and Behavior student Liz Leja didn’t always know she wanted to major or work in health education, but now that she’s here, she knows it’s where she’s meant to be. Leja and teammate Gina De Sanctis are this year’s winners of the National Case Study… Read more >

  • Award-Winning M.S. in HEB Alumna Shares Her Experiences

    September 21, 2021

    Gina De Sanctis, now-graduate of the Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior (HEB) program at the University of Florida, and teammate Liz Leja are this year’s winners of the National Case Study Competition in Health Education™ (NCSCHE™). A maximum of 50 teams, including 30 undergraduate and 20 graduate,… Read more >

  • What Can You Do With a Master’s in Health Education?

    August 1, 2021

    Health education careers can take many directions, from advising hospital patients on managing their chronic illnesses to offering support along the path of recovery from addiction. Whatever their professional interests, health education specialists have one thing in common: a passion to help others help themselves. Working in this field gives… Read more >

  • COVID-19 Response at the University of Florida

    April 1, 2020

    The University of Florida and the College of Health and Human Performance are committed to maintaining health and safety for everyone in our community. In this challenging time, it’s vital that our faculty, students and staff all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For that reason, we have… Read more >