• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This Bachelor of Health Education (Honours) from The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) aims to prepare nurses to train-the-trainer and to conduct health education to patient/clients in hospital and community settings. It is also aimed at school teachers, school social workers who work closely with the students to provide basic health education and help youth resist the various attractions; as well as promising health educators for effective health education in various settings.

On completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

  • integrate knowledge, theory and practice in providing health education in various train-the-trainer programmes in school and healthcare settings for various kinds of clients – school children, teenagers, adults and patients in the community;
  • implement evidence-based practice in health education;
  • diagnose health problems, plan health education strategies, convey implementation of the plan to patients, motivate them to comply, and evaluate outcomes;
  • evaluate contemporary health issues in healthcare; and
  • perceive and adapt to changes in the healthcare field, in society, and in their clients. They should be able to think creatively.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this Programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Health Education (Honours) degree. This top-up degree will not enable a graduate to become a practicing nurse, a registered teacher or social worker in Hong Kong. However, graduates of the programme will have a wide range of employment opportunities, and will be able to compete for high-level positions. They will be qualified to work as health promotion officers in elderly centers, community health educators, wellness coordinators in outpatient departments / clinics, and so on.

Graduates may also wish to pursue further studies in nursing, sports, public health, education, therapy, social work or other related disciplines offered by local universities. At EdUHK, they will have the opportunity to do postgraduate study through a variety of Master's programmes. The University also offers Doctor of Education programme and PhD programme for doctoral study in the relevant specialties.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation of Health Education
  • Introduction to Primary Health
  • Health Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Mental Health Education
  • Infection Control Education
  • Health, Culture and Society
  • Health Statistics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • have obtained a Higher Diploma in health/health-related disciplines or equivalent; or
  • be serving teachers in kindergartens, primary, secondary or special schools; or registered social workers; or
  • have obtained a Certificate in Education or Certificate of the Teachers of Children with Special Educational Needs, degree or post-graduate diploma in education, or degree or diploma in social work or equivalent; and
  • be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17837 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17837 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5363 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5363 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Local Students: HK$42,100 per annum
  • Non-local Students: HK$140,000 per annum

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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