Teachers College, Columbia University
Program HomeWelcome to the Program in Health Education at Teachers College
Health education is a professional field that has expanded rapidly, primarily because of national policy that has emphasized health promotion and disease prevention. Its goal is to facilitate voluntary health-related behavioral and social change through the application of principles of behavioral and social sciences.
As such, health education is concerned with motivating and enabling individuals and groups to assume responsibility for their health by learning and adopting behaviors and supporting social policies that can promote and maintain health.Learn more about our program.