2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Diploma is designed for students who are looking to work in designated health promotion roles, or for those who are wanting to develop deeper knowledge and skills in the field to complement their current roles. Taken on-campus at the Masinde Muliro University, this diploma explores contemporary health issues and core concepts such as the assessment of health needs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of wellness programmes in a range of settings. 

Given the government's focus on public health and targeting the causes of disease, graduates of this diploma will see a significant increase in the demand for their services. If you're looking to work with local communities and develop ways to improve peoples' health and quality of life, then a career as a health promoter can ensure you enjoy incredible job satisfaction and the knowledge that you are making a significant difference to the well-being of others. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the key concepts within this field and utilise them in the workforce. 
  • Appreciate the main approaches that can be used in implementing wellness at individual, community, and policy development levels.
  • Develop the ability to work sensitively and inclusively.
  • Develop an awareness for diversity and differences in approaches.
Certification obtained

Diploma in Health Promotion and Education

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance students' skills in careers such as: 

  • Public Health Evaluation Officer  
  • Nutrionist 
  • Community Health Promoter 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require a KCSE Certificate. 

How do I apply?

In order to apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form 
  • Attach copies of their result slips/certificates and National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of 500 KES payable to KCB Bank A/C 11011922109 or Equity Bank A/C 0500294636103 Kakamega Branch. 

Payment options

Students should pay their fees at any branch of the following banks using the indicated account number: 

  • Kenya Commercial Bank, Kakamega Branch (Account Number: 1101922109) 
  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya (Account Number: 0112933999900) 
  • Equity Bank (Account Number: 0500294636103 ) 
  • Family Bank (Account Number: 078000012655)

Detailed course information

This diploma programme is taken on-campus at Masinde Muliro University of Technology over the course of two years. There will be a field attachment in Year 2. 

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