Community Health Education

Overview of the Program

Mission: The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in community-based programs. The focus of the degree is to prepare health professionals who can assess needs, plan and implement programs, conduct research, communicate health information, and serve as a health resource person. Courses are designed with hands-on learning in mind. Students participate in projects where they are meeting a real community's health needs.

Program graduates work to promote positive health behaviors and prevent disease by collaborating with individuals and communities. Employment opportunities are available in non-profit, government, healthcare, and business sectors. Graduates may also seek certification through professional organizations, such as the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.

A Community Health Minor (18-19 hours) is also offered.

Model Schedule

Employment Opportunities

Health education specialists work to promote positive health behaviors and prevent disease by educating communities and individuals. Graduates of Community Health Education programs typically seek employment or apply to graduate school. Employment opportunities are available in non-profit, government, and business sectors. Many employers prefer candidates who have attained the Certified Health Education Specialist or Master Certified Health Education Specialist credential from the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.

Job titles for Community Health graduates:

  • Youth Health Educator
  • Partnerships for Success Coordinator
  • Adult Intervention Specialist, Suicide Prevention focus
  • Threat Intake Examiner
  • Cardiac Surgery Patient Navigator
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
  • Child Nutrition Director & Wellness Coordinator
  • Treatment Coordinator