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Bachelor of Science in Community Health

Community Health

Community HealthGraduates of the community health program enter the job market as health educators, fitness consultants, consumer information directors, and community outreach coordinators who are trained to promote healthy lifestyles through behavior modification, physical activity and proper nutrition to prevent chronic and degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS and other conditions such as substance abuse and domestic violence.

To reduce the rising cost of health care, policy makers are increasingly employing the preventive approaches and services of community educators in county, state and federal health departments, wellness programs, hospitals, disease management and consulting firms, consumer advocacy and international and voluntary health care organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes in Community Health

Following completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in community health, the graduates will:

  • Apply psychological and sociological theories in explaining human behaviors in different clinical scenarios.
  • Comprehend the factors that influence health and well being.
  • Promote health and prevent disease by positively influencing the behavior of clients.
  • Determine individual and community health needs by using valid health information and appropriate evaluative methods.
  • Understand the US health care system and respond ethically to health care disparities.
  • Comprehend published research in public health.

Curriculum Pattern for the Bachelor of Science in Community/Public Health

  PRE-PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

 Credit   

 HRS

 FALL 1ST YEAR    SPRING 1ST YEAR
 3  ENG 1270 Composition I  3  ENG 1280 Composition II
 3  PSYC 1100 Intro to Psychology  3  MATH 1200 or higher college level math
 3   ANTH 1010 or SOC 1250 (DIVERSITY Requirement)  4  CHEM 1050 or 1400/1410
 3  Foreign Language 101  3  Foreign Language  102
 3  BIOL 1080  3  PSYC 2000 or 2155
 15    16  

 

  Summer After 1st Year
3 FINE ARTS 
3 H SC 2150 Intro to Health Profession 
6  

 

Credit     

HRS

FALL 2ND YEAR   SPRING 2ND YEAR
3 CPTR 1060CPTR 1060  4 PSLY 2040 or BIOL 2021 (A & P II)
4 ZOOL 2050 OR BIOL 2020 ( A & P I) 3 H SC 2190 Intro to Nutrition
3 H SC 1104 Medical Terminology 3 HSC 3375 Health Policy
3 H SC 2220/ PE 2220 Personal Health Wellness plus PE course 3 HSC 2250 Health Care Ethics
3 HS 1575- First Aid Emergency care style="padding:8px;"3 Phil 1020 or 1030 (Critical thinking requirement)
16   13  

 

  Summer After 2nd Year
3  HSC 3321  Service Learning
3 CMAT 2030  or 1130
6  

 

PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

 

Credit   

 HRS

FALL 3rd  YEAR   SPRING 3rd  YEAR
3 H SC 3313 Health Disparities 3 H SC 3315 Health Behavior
3 H SC 3316 Medical Science 3 H SC 3200 Research Methods
3 H SC 3319 Intro to Public Health 3 Supportive Electives (H SC 2210,2265,3310,3327,3326,3328,2350)
3 H SC 3329 Biostatistics 3 H SC 3450 Public Health Communication
12   12  

 

Credit   

HRS

FALL 4th  YEAR   SPRING 4th  YEAR
3 H SC 3317 Health Promotion 3 H SC 4414 Entrepreneurship
in Healthcare
3  H SC 4423 Intro. To Environmental Health 3 H SC 4424 Program Planning
3 Supportive Electives ( H SC 2210,2265,3310 (E) ,3326,3327,3326,3328,2350); PT 3301 (E) 3 H SC 4418 Basic
Epidemiologypidemiology
3-6

H SC 4425 Community Health Practicum

3 credits for students entering the program after Spring 2015

3 Supportive Electives
(H SC 2210,2265,3310,3327,3326,
3328,2350)
12-15   12