Health Education and Promotion

You like working with people – children, elderly, employees, patients – but you aren’t sure how to best address their specific health problems? Would you like to help make environments and organisations conducive to healthy living? Are you interested in why people smoke, drink or overeat – and in helping to change these behaviours? Then Health Education and Promotion could be just the programme for you. The programme revolves around developing, evaluating, implementing and promoting health interventions. After you’ve completed the programme you'll be an expert in promoting health and well-being. You could pursue a career at health institutes, consultancies, insurance companies, governments and academia. Download our full infopack  

  • There are so many small things people can do themselves to improve the quality of life
    Ingri Olsen (Norway), Health Education and Promotion
  • I want to promote the overall knowledge about health
    Daniella Lock (Canada), Health Education and Promotion
  • I would like to work in a health promoting company, in projects related to a variety of health issues, serving local communities and youth in particular
    Emmanuelle Blanchet (Canada), Health Education and Promotion

Health Education and Promotion programme has high-quality teaching

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

UM is the fifth best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '250 Under 50'


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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Today (at around 16.30h), Santa Claus arrives in Maastricht!

      He arrives by train and will then go to the nicely decorated Vrijthof in a colourful procession.

      You can watch it live on the L1 Facebook page.

      Intocht Kerstman live op L1 Facebook
      1 day 14 hours ago
    • Meet Daniella, the former master challenger of the HEP master 🙋‍♀️

      Daniella graduated from the HEP master last semester, and is now working as a health promoter in the school health division in Canada. She mainly works to support school boards to promote the Healthy School program.
      Healthy Schools is an evidence-based framework for building healthy school communities. This approach works beyond the classroom, involving students, staff, parents and community partners. Daniella collaborate with school administrators, students, community members, public health nurses, youth engagement specialists and other health promoters to develop health programs and facilitate implementation/evaluation.
      Next to this, she is also working on other projects such as the "screenagers" campaign which aims to reduce excessive screen time for youth and cannabis/vaping workshops for school staff and parents.

      What was the most important thing she learned during the master program?

      "One of the most important courses for me was the Intervention Mapping course. It really thought me the key steps of developing a health program. This course has helped me so much with my job and has truly showed me how successful the work of evidence-based practice is. Also, health promotion really encompasses working on teams and with diverse groups of people, and that is why I think the group work throughout the master is a fundamental part of the program!"

      4 days 17 hours ago

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