Community Health - BS

The Bachelor of Science in Community Health prepares and educates students to serve as community health educators and promoters in a variety of government and private health agencies, clinical settings, nonprofit organizations, volunteer agencies and other community organizations. This program is unique in that it offers a wide range of approved electives permitting the student to develop a program according to his or her needs and interests. Each graduate will have knowledge enabling them to communicate health and health education needs, concerns, and resources.

In addition to classroom experience, the student is exposed to pre-professional training through a non-paid, full semester internship in the final semester.  This internship program provides them with on-the-job experience and employment opportunities. Students are placed in a setting which best fits their professional goals.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 107
Zoology 1
or Introductory Biology I
4
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
HLTH 210 Introduction to the Discipline 1 3
Social and behavioral sciences 2,3 3
Health elective 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
COMM 203
Public Speaking 1
or Communication for Technical Professions
3
HLTH 222 Concepts in Peer Health Education 1 3
HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles 1 3
Creative arts 2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
HLTH 236 Introduction to Health Disparities and Diversity 1,3 3
HLTH 240/KINE 240 Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 1 3
American history 2,3 3
Mathematics 1,2 3-4
General elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
HLTH 342 Human Sexuality 1,3 3
American history 2,3 3
Health elective 1,4 3
General elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
HLTH 331 Community Health 1 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 5 1
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3,4 3
Health elective 1,4 2
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HLTH 335 Human Diseases 1 3
HLTH 353 Drugs and Society 1 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1 1
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Mathematics 1,2 3-4
General elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
HLTH 415 Health Education Methodology 1,6 3
HLTH 425 Health Program Evaluation 1 3
HLTH 440 Contemporary Issues for Community Health Interns 1,6 3
HLTH 482 Grant Writing in Health 6,7 1
Health elective 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
HLTH 484 Community Health Internship 1 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120