Award: Associate of Arts Degree
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Community Health promotes, protects, and preserves the health of those in the community. Experiential learning is gained through active engagement with the local community to address health-related needs and concerns. A multi-disciplinary curriculum provides a foundation for diverse careers in health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. This program creates a transfer pathway to a baccalaureate degree in community health.
Upon completion of the Community Health Promotion program the student will:
- Relate connections between social, economic, behavioral, and physiological factors to health promotion and disease prevention.
- Identify basic processes, approaches, and interventions that address the major health-related needs and concerns of communities.
- Use technology to collect and interpret health data, develop health promotion objectives, and deliver health-specific communication.
- Demonstrate practical experiences in community health settings.
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. Academic advisement of elective course selection is strongly recommended.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy habits and behaviors and utilization of available health care services.
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