2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Community and Public Health (B.S.)

Program Coordinator/Contact

September Kirby, Program Coordinator
Intramural Building 116
E-mail: september.kirby@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The Community and Public Health program is designed to prepare students in conducting health education and health promotion activities in a non-classroom setting. The program objectives are to facilitate the development of professional skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation as well as offer a broad course work curriculum in personal and community health.

Majoring in Community and Public Health is an excellent foundation for students to apply to various graduate and professional programs, which may include: medical school, physician’s assistant school, chiropractor school, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school, and health administration and counseling.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Community and Public Health major, students should be able to:

  • Think critically – utilize information obtained through various sources to solve problems related to academic and/or professional practice.
  • Work effectively within a group or team to solve a problem or task
  • Demonstrate competence and confidence in preparing health education/promotion programs to a variety of target populations.
  • Discuss current issues related to the field of health education

Academic Requirements

A minimum final grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements courses.

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure

Upon graduating with the Community and Public Health major, students are encouraged to apply for and take the Certified Health Education Specialist exam.

Course Delivery Format

Instruction for the Community and Public Health major occurs through face to face and online course delivery methods.

Requirements for Community and Public Health Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences 

System General Education Requirements

College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements

Health and Nutritional Sciences Department Requirements


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120