Community Health

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The School of Education offers a BSE in Community Health.  Community Health prepares students to effectively educate individuals, families, and communities about health issues. They are prepared for employment providing health education-related services in non-school agencies such as health care facilities, local, state, and national health agencies, and international health agencies in the government, for-profit, and not-for-profit sectors.

Community Health Department website

 

Sample of Related Skills

  • Assess community needs and planning and evaluating health programs
  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative research findings in the medical, nursing, public health and social science literature
  • Examine the principal determinants of health problems facing the world’s populations within social, economic and political contexts
  • Identify biological, behavioral and social principals of health promotion and disease prevention across the life span
  • Describe the interactions between biological, psychological, environmental and cultural factors influencing public health and disease prevention strategies
  • Examine healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, with attention to healthcare disparities
  • Communicate and conduct presentations on public health problems, determinants and evidence-based interventions

Popular Career Paths

Individual and Community Health: Involves the promotion, maintenance, and improvement of individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

Environmental or Occupational Health: Involves the evaluation and examination of all aspects of the natural and/or work environment that may affect human health as well as the development and implementation of programs and procedures that prevent disease or injury.

Disease Prevention and Management: Involves the examination of the factors affecting the health and illness of populations and the development of prevention and control methods.


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Jobs to Consider

Community Health Advisor

Community Relations Specialist

Corporate Wellness Instructor

Environmental Health Scientist

Epidemiologist

Family Advocate

Health Educator/Counselor/Consultant

Health Policy Specialist

Health Promotions Specialist Coordinator

Human Development Specialist

Nutritionist

Outreach Coordinator

Patient Advocate/Educator

 

Public Health Aide/Educator

Program Coordinator

Recreation Coordinator

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Volunteer Coordinator

Wellness Coordinator

 


Places to Seek Employment

Adoption Agencies

Birthing Centers

College/University Health Centers

Community Outreach Programs

Corporate Wellness Programs

Crisis Intervention Agencies

Drug/Alcohol Centers

Federal Agencies

Fitness Facilities

Home Health Agencies

Hospitals

 

International Health Organizations

Local and State Health Departments

Long-term Care Facilities

Non-Profit Organizations

Nursing Homes

 

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Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering

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