Program Description

The program leading to M.P.H. degree in health education and wellness coaching allows students to achieve the competencies necessary to promote health and wellness to individuals and communities alike. The integration of health education and wellness coaching courses will provide students with a combination of cutting-edge skills in health and wellness, health education, health coaching, and whole-person care.

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Program Length

1.5 to 2 years

Possible Careers

Students who complete the curriculum may function as workplace wellness coordinators, health educators, and health coaches in a variety of public and private settings. They are academically prepared to conduct community assessments; design, implement, and evaluate health education interventions; organize health promotion efforts; and assist individuals and communities to better utilize techniques of health behavior change.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Transcripts from all universities attended
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived)


Social science (two courses, which may include psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology)
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2023-2024

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Tuition & Fees $31,510 $22,890
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$1,600 0

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $10,800 $7,200
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $17,280 $11,520
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $18,180 $12,120
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $6,480 $4,320
  • Off Campus
  • $17,280 $11,520
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $2,100
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,700 $1,800
    Federal Student Loan Fees $348 $348
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 0
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.