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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Community Health Undergraduate Degree

The Community Health undergraduate degree prepares students to become future leaders and innovators in healthcare.

By gaining a better understanding of the systems that support healthcare and public health institutions, students in Community Health are prepared for careers and graduate programs in the healthcare industry. This systemic view enables students to be the leaders and the agents of positive change in their communities and healthcare organizations.

Areas of Concentration

Health Education & Promotion

Health Planning & Administration

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Curriculum

General Education

The Community Health undergraduate program requires general education courses in the following areas:

Learn more about general education requirements by speaking to your advisor or visiting the Academic Catalog website.

Code Course
Communication Arts

Hours: 9-11

Quantitative Reasoning I & II

Hours: 6

Humanities & the Arts

Hours: 9

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Hours: 9

Natural Sciences & Technology

Hours: 9

Cultural Studies

Hours: 9

Total Hours: 51-53

Core Requirements

The Community Health undergraduate program requires the following core courses:

Learn more about core course requirements by speaking to your advisor or visiting the Academic Catalog website.

Code Course
HK 110
HK 110 Contemporary Health

Hours: 3

HK 111
HK 111 Intro to Public Health

Hours: 3

HK 125
HK 125 Orientation to Health & Kinesiology

Hours: 1

HK 201
HK 201 Health Sciences Research Methods

Hours: 3

HK 305
HK 305 Community Health Organizations

Hours: 2

HK 206
HK 206 Health Care Systems

Hours: 3

HK 207
HK 207 Intro to Epidemiology

Hours: 3

HK 300
HK 300 Health Behavior Theories and Applications

Hours: 4

HK 410
HK 410 Public Health Practice

Hours: 4

HK 416
HK 416 Applied Health Data Analysis

Hours: 3

HK 154
HK 154 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Hours: 3

Community Health Internship

The Community Health undergraduate program requires the following internship courses:

The internship courses provide students with a supervised field experience at University-approved sites that prepare students for their future careers as health professionals. More information about internship is available here.

Code Course
HK 470
Orientation to Internship

Hours: 1

HK 471
Health Internship

Hours: 8

Concentration Requirements

The Community Health undergraduate program requires the following courses for each concentration:

Learn more about core course requirements by speaking to your advisor or visiting the Academic Catalog website.

Code Course
FSHN 120
FSHN 120 Contemporary Nutrition

Hours: 3

HK 200
HK 200 Mental Health Issues

Hours: 2

HK 205
HK 205 Human Sexuality

Hours: 2

HK 204
HK 204 Drug Use and Misuse

Hours: 2

Code Course
REHB 330
REHB 330 Disability in American Society

Hours: 3

REHB 402
REHB 402 Medical Aspects of Disability

Hours: 4

REHB 435
REHB 435 Work & Disability

Hours: 2

Code Course
HK 417
HK 417 Health Services Financing

Hours: 3

HK 420
HK 420 Community Health Assessment and Planning

Hours: 3

HK 421
HK 421 Health Administration

Hours: 3

Degree Summary

Code Course
General Education

Hours: 51-53

Core Requirements

Hours: 32

Internship

Hours: 9

Concentration Requirements

Hours: 9

Supporting Electives (Correlate List, 9 credit hours or more of Supporting Electives should be completed within the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health: CHLH, IHTL, KIN, or REHB courses)

Hours: 18

Electives

Hours: 9-11

Total Hours: 128