Community Health Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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Community health majors are professionals who design, conduct and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people. Placements will be in a variety of settings including public health and non-profit health agencies, worksite wellness programs, colleges and universities and government agencies. The majors are prepared to sit for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (CHES) examination and for graduate programs in public health, health promotion and community health education.

Degree Requirements

  1. a minimum 2.50 in each required Health Education course;
  2. a minimum cumulative 2.50 shall be necessary in all upper- and lower-division required Community Health courses;
  3. a minimum 2.0 in each of the supporting courses from Communication Studies and the Social and Behavioral Science Core;
  4. a minimum cumulative GPA 2.50 shall be required for all university coursework;
  5. must meet with major advisor once each quarter;
  6. failure to comply with the above standards will prohibit Professional Internship eligibility.

Note: select supporting courses in consultation with departmental advisor.

Required Courses
HLED 194EMERGENCY RESPONSE3
HLED 201INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS3
HLED 256MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
HLED 372APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS3
HLED 375GERONTOLOGY3
HLED 376CONSUMER HEALTH3
HLED 381MIND/BODY/SPIRIT HEALTH3
HLED 440HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT4
HLED 450HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION4
HLED 482GRANT WRITING IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES3
HLED 488INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNITY HEALTH15
HLED 490SR CAPSTONE/COMMUNITY HEALTH4
RCLS 470ADMINISTRATION, ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES4
Supporting Courses
CMST 305MESSAGE DELIVERY (different CMST may be substituted with advisor's approval)4
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
PHED 349ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 350PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY4
Select one of the two tracks17-20
Public Health Track
DRUGS, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
INVESTIGATION OF DISEASE AND ILLNESS
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
Worksite Wellness Track
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
GROUP EXERCISE /PERSONAL TRAINING
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROLAB
PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION IN RECREATION
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
BUDGETING IN RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Choose one of the following to add to the Worksite Wellness Track
PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
INVESTIGATION OF DISEASE AND ILLNESS
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
Total Credits88-91


 

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • participate in an internship in which they will gain practical real world experience within the field;
  • understand what factors are involved in adopting healthy behaviors and how to effectively facilitate change;
  • conduct health assessments and design health promotion programs.