Building stronger communities through health advocacy
Be actively involved in helping people develop healthy, active lifestyles in communities across the U.S. and abroad by pursuing a health sciences degree with an emphasis in community health education and promotion.
The CHEP program gives students hands-on teaching and community-engaged learning experiences and prepares you to address the complex health issues and disparities in any community through education, program planning, health communication, policy, advocacy and research.
Students study traditional health sciences classes with a focus on disease prevention, which gives you a competitive edge for graduate programs in public health, medicine, nursing, health administration and more.
This program could be a good fit if you:
- Want to promote active lifestyles and healthy communities.
- Seek to understand and address the root causes of poor health and health inequities.
- Like sharing health information and enjoy working with others.
- Plan to enter graduate school for a health-related profession.
- Enjoy challenges, systems thinking and biomedical sciences.
With this degree, you could become a/an:
- Health educator
- Health promotion specialist
- Public health specialist
- Prevention specialist
- Community health worker
- Health care coordinator
- Healthy schools coordinator
- Community health coordinator
- Public health physical activity specialist
- Maternal and child health specialist
- Worksite or corporate wellness specialist
- Health administrator
- Other health professionals
Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.
Exercise, Sport, and Health Sciences, B.S.