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Bachelor of Science in Community Health

Graduates 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. Toreduce the risingcost 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 LearningOutcomes 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
HRS FALL 1STYEAR HRS SPRING 1STYEAR
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 1stYear
3 FINE ARTS
3 H SC 2150 Intro to Health Profession
6  


HRS FALL 2NDYEAR HRS SPRING 2NDYEAR
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 3 Phil 1020 or 1030 (Critical thinking requirement)
16   13  


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

Professional Sequence

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  


 HRS FALL 4th YEAR  HRS 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 Epidemiology
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  

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 120 REVISED: January 2018