Community Health, BS

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— Create healthy, sustainable communities 

Modern health care extends beyond the hospital and into our very neighborhoods.  Whether it means ensuring everyone has access to nutritious and fresh foods, or providing vulnerable populations with preventative checkups, health care is now a community matter.  The Community Health BS develops leaders who are dedicated to addressing health challenges at their source while also creating partnerships with both public and private organizations to leverage resources.  By creating a community-wide response to these challenges, we can better advocate for patients and provide education opportunities for people of all backgrounds.

Key program areas of emphasis
  • Advocacy for diverse individuals, families, and communities.
  • Understand components of a healthy, sustainable community.
  • Provide health education, health promotion and care coordination.

The BS program in community health develops leaders who are dedicated to addressing health challenges at their source while also creating partnerships to leverage resources. This program is designed for students who want to create healthy, sustainable communities.

Community health professionals work in partnership to address health needs of diverse populations. Students learn to understand the components of a healthy, sustainable community; advocate for diverse individuals, families and communities; and provide health education, health promotion and service coordination.

Graduates of this program provide health education, health promotion, care coordination, disease management, health care navigation and advocacy services for individuals, families and communities.

This degree program has the same prerequisites as the nursing major; therefore, students may transition seamlessly to this program and obtain a bachelor's degree in a health-related field.

Program Offered

Community Health, BS

Offered by
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Downtown, West, Online

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Career Outlook

Graduates may obtain employment as:

  • community health managers
  • community health outreach specialists
  • health care navigators
  • health promotion evaluators
  • health services administrators

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 12.6%$55,410
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 11.7%$37,220
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 19.7%$41,800
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25.9%$97,870
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Patient Representatives 4.9%$32,890
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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