Community Health

Students in our community health major prepare to build communities that promote and practice healthful living. You'll learn to advocate for and create community health programs such as first aid, blood pressure screening, tobacco cessation, drug awareness and disease prevention. You'll study preventive medicine, health care services management, health policy and health law enforcement. Through classwork and field work, you'll learn how to do outreach for public health, non-profit and medical health agencies and organizations that support healthy lifestyles. And, you'll have opportunities to apply that learning in activities, campus programs, internships and volunteer situations that help people and communities adopt healthful behaviors.

Program Highlights

  • On campus activities such as Health Promotions, UChoose, Community Health Fair and Student Health Action and Advisory Council provide opportunities to promote healthful lifestyles.
  • This discipline is also available as a minor to complement another major. 

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Health Educator
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Public Health Social Work
  • Health Program Director
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainer

Continuing Education

  • Students are encouraged to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification test

University Facts & Stats

  • 94% of community health graduates employed

  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service

  • Commitment to carbon neutrality by 2035

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants

  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

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