Students in this concentration take courses in a variety of subjects—human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, human development, epidemiology, health education programs administration, and health communications among them—and must complete a minor. To satisfy the latter requirement, students often choose human services, Spanish, psychology, or sociology. Many of our CH courses include service-learning activities that introduce students to the diverse community populations with which they will one day be working.
Having learned how to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community health education programs effectively, graduates of our program are prepared for entry-level health education positions in community settings such as health and government agencies, corporate wellness programs, research and development organizations, schools and universities, and hospitals. Employment opportunities include community outreach coordinator, wellness coordinator, community assessment specialist, patient educator, health policy coordinator, clinical diabetes educator, public health educator, community health worker, community nutrition educator, and HIV counseling and testing services specialist.