September Kirby, MS, RN, Program Coordinator
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences
Wagner Hall 403, Box 2275A
The Community and Public Health Education program is designed to prepare students in planning, implementing, delivering and evaluating health programs that will improve the quality of life of individuals, groups and communities.
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:
- Inquiry and Analysis – Students will analyze factors that influence health and illness of individuals, groups or communities.
- Communication Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate health information, in both oral and written forms, and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
- Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Students will demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to one’s local, national and global communities.
- Ethical Reasoning – Students will assess and reflect personal values in relation to current issues and ethical dilemmas within the health profession.
- Information Literacy – Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize health information.
- Critical and Creative Thinking – Student will productively participate in a group activity.
A minimum final grade of “C” is required in all Major Requirements courses.
Course Delivery Format
Instruction for the Community and Public Health major occurs through face to face and online course delivery methods.