Community Health Promotion

Degrees Granted
Advanced Certificate, MA
Degree Levels
Graduate, Graduate Certificate
Garden City

Develop career-ready skills to promote good health and prevent disease in public, private and professional settings.

Adelphi University is no longer accepting applications to this program.

Why Earn an MA in Community Health Promotion?

A master’s in community health promotion will prepare you for a variety of careers as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). You can work in a variety of public, private and professional settings such as healthcare, school, and community based organizations.

Why Earn Your MA in Community Health Promotion at Adelphi?

  • Be mentored by knowledgeable, dynamic and caring faculty in practical coursework that emphasizes the critical role of education in promoting health, well-being and the prevention of disease.
  • Gain valuable experience through our 150 required clinical/internship hours with meaningful fieldwork placements aligned with your interests.
  • Dig into your specific interests with our flexible curriculum, convenient evening sessions and personal attention in small classes.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate in Community Health Promotion is designed to give students who have already attained a master’s degree in health studies or related fields the opportunity to specialize in community health promotion. The program includes 19 credits of required courses and up to 9 credits in elective courses. The plan of study is determined on an individual basis.

90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

The central vision that has motivated my best choices and actions in life is the idea that everything is interconnected, that all aspects of our individual, collective and global experience go together either to create wellness or its opposite. That belief is what first led me to enroll in Adelphi’s MA degree in community health education. I hope that same vision will lead to a setting in which I can teach, write and do whatever I can to persuade people to invest in making the world a more whole, healthy and harmonious place.

Steven Siciliano, MA ’14, CAGS ’18

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our students are trained to assess social determinants of health, and successfully plan, implement and evaluate health education programs. You’ll also learn about grant writing and how to coordinate health education activities and resources among agencies.

In 2020, Adelphi received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for Civic Engagement, in recognition for work with area hospitals, health providers and community service projects. Our students have gained valuable experience in internships at many healthcare organizations, including:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the following:

  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Official transcripts from all prior institutions and proof of bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Résumé (preferred)

Additional Requirements

International students please submit the following:

  • Copy of your passport
  • English test scores (TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo)

Applicants interested in the advanced certificate program should submit the following:

  • Final transcript documenting a master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution

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