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 will:
- Analyze factors that influence health and illness of individuals, groups or communities. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate health information, in both oral and written forms, and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences. (Cross-curricular Skill: Intercultural Knowledge)
- Demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to one’s local, national and global communities. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
- Assess and reflect personal values in relation to current issues and ethical dilemmas within the health profession. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)
- Demonstrate the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize health information. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
- Students will consider perspectives of diverse groups when planning, implementing and evaluating health programs. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
- Productively participate in a group activity. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
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.