Community Health


    Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with specialization in Public Health Education

    Completion of this major prepares one to assume an entry-level position as a health educator, health educator with a specialty (e.g., AIDS educator), health planner, or health counselor. The Public Health Education program offers opportunities for students to conduct community needs assessments, organize communities to bring about change, plan, implement and evaluate health programs. This program also prepares graduates to take the Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Continued study may include a master’s degree in public health, health education or community health.

    Course requirements:  

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
    HLTH 201  Seminar in Health Sciences 1
    HTLH 203  Cultural Aspects of Health 3
    HLTH 210  Introduction to Public Health 3
    HTLH 211 Consumer Health 3
    HLTH 250  Introduction to Human Disease 3
    HLTH 301 Health Counseling 3
    HTLH 302  Mental Health 3
    HLTH 303* Environmental Health 3
    HTLH 304*         Biostatistics 3
    HLTH 402 Principles and Techniques of Health Education 3
    HLTH 405*         Health Planning 3
    HLTH 425 Epidemiology 3
    HLTH 434 School and Community Health Programs 3
    HLTH 435*
    HLTH 1435*
    Field Internship in Community Health 8
    HLTH 450  Community Health Research 3
      Electives: minimum of 15 credits from the following    
    HLTH 205  Public Health Aspects of Nutrition 3
    HLTH 206  Substance Abuse 3
    HLTH 207  Human Sexuality 3
    HLTH 300  Women and Health 3
    HLTH 305  Safety Education and First Aid 3
    HLTH 310  Public Health Aspects of Immigration 3
    HLTH 430  Health Sciences Field Study 3
    HLTH 500  Managed Health Care 3
    BUSI 211* Principles of Management 3
    BUSI 251 Principles of Accounting 3
    GEOG 350¹ Geographic Information Systems II 3
    GEOG 455 Geographic Information Systems III  3
    PS 49X  Independent Study: Professional Studies 1-3

     Notes: ¹ May be used to simultaneously satisfy a General Studies Program area requirement.
    * requires a prerequisite course, see course description for more information.