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Accreditation Details & Goals

The vision of the Community and Public Health program is to provide students the opportunity to think critically, communicate effectively, cultivate an understanding of human diversity and value collaboration while creating a culture of health.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for the responsibilities and roles of a health educator in various community settings
  • To prepare students to address health needs of an individual, group or community
  • To prepare students for application to graduate/professional schools in the health care field as well as professional workforce in community health settings.

We currently are not accredited, but are in the process of pursuing that standing.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Inquiry and Analysis – Students will analyze factors that influence health and illness of individuals, groups or communities.
  2. Communication Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate health information, in both oral and written forms, through a variety of media and to diverse audiences.
  3. 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.
  4. Ethical Reasoning – Students will assess and reflect personal values in relation to current issues and ethical dilemmas within the health profession.
  5. Information Literacy – Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize health information.
  6. Critical and Creative Thinking – Students will consider perspectives of diverse groups when planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.  
  7. Teamwork – Students will productively participate in a group activity.