Department Head: Ms. Fall Ferguson, MA, JD
The Health Education program at John F. Kennedy University reflects a cutting-edge understanding of theory and practice in health education from a holistic perspective, integrating body, mind, spirit, and community with a focus on promoting wellness.
The Health Education program offers a 59-unit Master of Arts in Health Education at the Pleasant Hill campus. This Master's degree program strives to develop a cadre of health educators who promote and embody a holistic vision of health, both professionally and personally, that includes:
- A high level of professional ethics;
- Respect for diversity and commitment to access to health education for all;
- Interest in integrative approaches incorporating conventional and complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches;
- Desire to serve and to act as an agent of change; and
- Active and responsible participation in our communities, local to global.
Graduates of JFK University's Health Education program work in wide variety of health-related settings, including:
- Health education in traditional healthcare, corporate, and academic settings;
- Employee wellness programs;
- Community health promotion;
- Health communication;
- Health and wellness coaching;
- Entrepreneurship in health-related industries; and
- Social and health advocacy (non-profit organizations, etc.)