Community Health

Community Health Concentration:

Students completing the community health, health education, or school health education program concentrations are eligible to sit for the national credential exam - Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).

Community Health Concentration Requirements

Credit Hours

General Education Requirements 41
Public Health Core 45
Community Health Concentration Requirements 16
Minor Requirement 18
Total 120
General Education Requirements 41
HSCI 2011/11 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
HSCI 2020/21 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
This program requires the above courses for the general education core. It is suggested that students choose the above courses to meet their science requirements as set out in the general education curriculum. The remainder of the general education core may be selected by the student and their advisor. **See Course Catalog for additional general education requirements.** 33

Public Health Core Courses


ENVH 3040 Environmental Sanitation I 3
COBH 1010 Lifetime Behaviors 3
COBH 2030 First Aid and Emergency Care 3
COBH 2750 Medical Terminology 3
BSTA 3000 Biostatistics 3
HSMP 3200 Health Services Administration 3
EPID 3080 Principles of Epidemiology 3
COBH 4030 Community Health 3
COBH 4607 Gerontology and Health 3
COBH 4457 Emerging Technology for Health Professions 3
COBH 3330 Cultural Competencies and Spirituality in Health Care 3
COBH 4850 Field Experience  12
Community Health Concentration Courses 13
FACS 2420 Principles of Nutrition 3
COBH 3120 Principles and Practice of Public Health Education 4
COBH 4060 Community Organization for Health Education Programs 3
COBH 4357 Thanatology 3
Public Health Elective Courses (One of the Below Courses) 3
COBH 2120 School Health 3
COBH 3010 Accident Prevention 3
HSMP 3220 Health Service Planning 3
EPID 3950 Public Health Research 3
COBH 4007 Principles and Practice of Patient Education 3
COBH 4937 Stress Management 3
Minor Requirements 18
Students pursuing degrees in public health, are required to receive a minor in addition to their major course curriculum. These programs are traditionally 18 hour programs.  18
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