ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE2019 - 2020
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Deborah Dorsey, 443-412-2064; or Advising, Career and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the Community Health Promotion program the student will:
  1. Relate connections between social, economic, behavioral, and physiological factors to health promotion and disease prevention.
  2. Identify basic processes, approaches, and interventions that address the major health-related needs and concerns of communities.
  3. Use technology to collect and interpret health data, develop health promotion objectives, and deliver health-specific communication.
  4. Demonstrate practical experiences in community health settings.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. Academic advisement of elective course selection is strongly recommended.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
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.


 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition 3
HLTH 101Contemporary Health Issues 3
HLTH 108Introduction to Public Health 3
MATH 216Introduction to Statistics 4
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Total16
   
Second Semester Credits
BIO 120General Biology I 4
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
HLTH 203The U.S. Health Care System 3
HLTH 281Field Placement in Community Health Promotion 1
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total15
   
Third Semester   Credits
BIO 203Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HLTH 107Stress Management 3
HLTH 201Human Sexuality 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   
Fourth Semester Credits
BIO 204Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HLTH 102EMC, First Aid, and Safety 3
HLTH 202Health Behavior 3
HLTH 282Internship in Community Health Promotion 2
General Elective 3
 Semester Total15