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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.
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 advocate for diverse individuals, families and communities; provide health education, health promotion and service coordination; and understand the components of a healthy, sustainable community.
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.
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates may obtain employment as:
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:
|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|
|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).