History, Mission, Vision
The field of community health examines how social, behavioral and environmental factors affect health issues. Professionals in community health work to advance health promotion efforts in a variety of international and national organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO); the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); state and local health departments; community-based organizations and corporate wellness programs; volunteer organizations; and healthcare facilities.
Why Choose this Program
The Community and Public Health program provides students with a thorough knowledge of a wide range of health issues. Students in this program learn how to assess the health needs of various groups as well as how to design, implement and evaluate health programs to respond to identified health needs. Students who complete this four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH). Many choose to continue their education by obtaining the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential and/or by pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) or other related degrees.
Graduates are employed around the world in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, including hospitals, worksites, community-based organizations, governmental (international, national, state and local) agencies, non-governmental organizations and health departments.