Master of Health Education & Behavioral Sciences | Jimma University College of Public Health and Medical Science
Master of Health Education & Behavioral Sciences

Admission Requirement
To be admitted to the Health Education and Behavioral Science; an applicant must have a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences from a recognized university; with the following additional requirements:

  • A minimum of two year services in public institutions after obtaining the first degree
  • Passing the entrance examination of the college
  • Evidence of letter of sponsorship from his/her employer or financial support to cover the cost of tuition and research project.
  • Three letters of recommendation from the previous instructors and/or employers.
  • Fulfil other relevant criteria required by the University.
Contact Information:

       Head, Department of Health Education & Behavioral Sciences
       Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik
       Tel: +251 471 114439
       P.O.Box: 378,  Jimma, Ethiopia

Course Breakdown

A. Major Courses given both in Undergraduate and Graduate Levels at Different Depth/Strength and Coverage

  1. Principle of Health Education & Promotion
  2. School Health Education
  3. Worksite Health Education
  4. Health Care Setting Health Education
  5. Counseling Psychology
  6. Medical Anthropology
  7. Social Psychology
  8. Mental Health Promotion
  9. Health & Human Behaviors
  10. Theories and Models of Health Behavior Change
  11. Health Communication
  12. Behavioral Surveillance Survey Principles and Procedures
  13. Qualitative Research Methodology
  14. Community Mobilization and Social Mobilization
  15. Advocacy
  16. Social Marketing
  17. Networking and Partnership Building
  18. Health Education & Promotion Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Processes,
  19. Theories and Models of PIE
  20. Community Based Training Program
  21. Team Training Program
  22. Development Team Training Program
  23. Student Research (Thesis)

B. Other Public Health Courses Covered by Other Responsible Departments under the Jimma University for Health Education and Promotion Students

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Communicable Disease Prevention & Control
  3. Non-Communicable Disease Prevention & Control
  4. Public Nutrition
  5. Population & Development
  6. Reproductive Health
  7. Epidemiology
  8. Health  Research Methodology
  9. Drug Abuse and Management
  10. Environmental Health
  11. Health Service Management
  12. Health Economics

C. Other Courses

  1. Clinical Courses (physiology, anatomy, parasitological, microbiology); and
  2. Common Courses are also given for Undergraduate (BSc) Students