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 is designed for students who want to create healthy, sustainable communities. Changes to the health care system call for an increased number of community health professionals who can advocate for individuals, families and communities as well as provide health education services. 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
College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Downtown, West, Online

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Career Outlook

Program graduates may obtain employment as:

  • community health outreach specialists
  • community health workers
  • health care coordinators
  • health care navigators
  • health educators
  • 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
Social and Human Service Assistants 11.4%$29,790
Health Educators12.2%$50,430
Community Health Workers 14.9%$34,870
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other8.2%$41,420
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors8.2%$53,370
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other11.7%$34,620
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 23.1%$41,420
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 19%$90,210
Medical and Health Services Managers 16.9%$92,810
Administrative Services Managers8.2%$83,790
Patient Representatives 9.8%$31,200
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740

* 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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