The Community and Public Health 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. The program objectives are to facilitate the development of professional skills in methods and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis for evidence-based approaches to utilize in public health programming which will promote health across the life span.
The Community & Public Health program prepares students for careers in public or private health agencies, local and state health departments, nonprofit organizations and in private business. Students enrolled in the major are seeking various types of health career paths including professional school (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor and Occupational Therapy), graduate school (Master in Public Health, Communication Studies, Health Administration and Athletic Training) as well as the Accelerated Nursing program. Some students plan to seek employment as Health and Wellness Coaches.