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About Community Health Education

Create Healthier Communities

We focus on prevention, not treatment.

Due to the pandemic, the need for community health educators is even clearer. That’s why we created this program as the first of its kind in the region. Plus, there are multiple paths to complete a degree in Community Health Education. Courses can be taken in person at any of our four campuses, a mix of in person and virtual, or completely online. You have the flexibility to earn your degree your way.

Sample 4-Year Plan

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Learn by Doing

Experience is the best teacher. Find out how you will start working with your community even before you graduate.

Field Practicums

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It's Only Here

This brand-new academic program is unique to the region and offers maximum flexibility.

Curriculum Guide

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Flexible Career

Community health educators work in a variety of settings in a variety of roles.

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Preparing for Your Career

You'll take a broad variety of courses.

To prepare you for your career, you’ll take courses in communication, human biology, nutrition science, health management, psychology, nursing and social work. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage in practical fieldwork through built in hands-on experiences through field practicums during your final semester. Many of your courses also fulfill general education requirements for an efficient path to degree.

See a Sample 4-Year Plan

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Holistic Approach to Health

Learn how to teach the ways of well-being.

This major takes a holistic approach to health, focusing on creating a more active, informed community. As a community health educator, you will be informing people about the availability of healthcare services, teaching them healthier behaviors that promote wellness, and developing strategies to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. You could lead your community to improve nutrition, combat substance abuse, prevent the spread of diseases, quit smoking and so much more.

Jaida Uitto Community Health Education Major

Meet a

"I chose to major in Community Health Education because it provides me with an opportunity to work in healthcare without being a doctor or nurse. I also found the curriculum to be very interesting because it covers a wide variety of subjects that I am interested in, such as human biology, nutrition, social work, and public health courses which gives me the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics. I hope to become a Certified Health Education Specialist and work in a healthcare setting where I can help a wide variety of people within the community."

Jaida Uitto '25
Community Health Education Major

Krista Shaw

Want to Know more?

If you're interested in a career that promotes healthier habits to create a better community, we want to hear from you.

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